78th District House race pits experience against new ideas in re-crafted district

Rep. Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana, could be in for a strenuous re-election challenge. The district has changed through redistricting and is now comprised of Pendelton, Harrison...

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McConnell "encouraged" by compromise deal overhauling the V.A.

Congress could be very close to passing $17 billion in reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs which U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said he hoped...

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Matt Bevin is helping raise campaign cash for like-minded state House candidates

Former U.S. Senate primary challenger Republican Matt Bevin is using his network to support conservative Republicans in state House races this year.

Bevin has focused his...

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Political newcomers battle to replace Sen. Katie Stine in 24th District Senate race

Two political newcomers are battling for the right to represent the 24th Senate District and take on the resurgence of heroin which has deeply effected...

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Round 2: Former President Bill Clinton coming back to Ky. to campaign for Grimes

Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on Wednesday, August 6, for a campaign rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in...

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Democrats rally around Grimes and keeping control of the state House

LOUISVILLE — High profile Democrats from across the state came together in Louisville Thursday night at the annual Wendell Ford Dinner to rally around...

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78th District House race pits experience against new ideas in re-crafted district

07/29/2014 09:53 AM

Rep. Tom McKee, D-Cynthiana, could be in for a strenuous re-election challenge. The district has changed through redistricting and is now comprised of Pendelton, Harrison and part of Scott Counties and McKee is facing a tough opponent in Falmouth Mayor Mark Hart, who also is a firefighter and paramedic. McKee has served the district for 17-years, and feels good about the new portion of the district in Eastern Scott County where his son is a high school football coach. Hart... Read more 

McConnell "encouraged" by compromise deal overhauling the V.A.

07/28/2014 06:14 PM

Congress could be very close to passing $17 billion in reforms to the Department of Veterans Affairs which U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said he hoped could be accomplished quickly. The proposed legislation which was unveiled on Monday will give the secretary of the V.A. the authority to fire or demote senior officials, and it will offer veterans the ability to seek outside health treatment if V.A. doctors delay more than two-weeks, according to Politico . The agreement was reached... Read more 

Matt Bevin is helping raise campaign cash for like-minded state House candidates

07/28/2014 03:06 PM

Former U.S. Senate primary challenger Republican Matt Bevin is using his network to support conservative Republicans in state House races this year. Bevin has focused his efforts via a “money bomb” seeking donations for four Republicans running for state House. The term money bomb originated with Ron Paul, and it represents an often online, time-limited, grassroots donation platform — in this instance Bevin’s personal website. Sarah Durand, a spokeswoman for Bevin, said that Bevin wants to do his part to help conservatives... Read more 

Political newcomers battle to replace Sen. Katie Stine in 24th District Senate race

07/28/2014 08:46 AM

Two political newcomers are battling for the right to represent the 24th Senate District and take on the resurgence of heroin which has deeply effected the northern Kentucky area. In May Republican Wil Schroder III, the assistant commonwealth attorney in Campbell County, won a three-way primary in Campbell, Pendleton and Braken counties in his bid to succeed longtime Sen. Katie Stine, R-Southgate. Schroder faces Democrat Jason Michael Steffen, who did not have a Democratic primary opponent, for the seat in... Read more 

Round 2: Former President Bill Clinton coming back to Ky. to campaign for Grimes

07/27/2014 02:15 PM

Former President Bill Clinton will return to Kentucky on Wednesday, August 6, for a campaign rally with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes in Eastern Kentucky. This is Clinton’s second planned trip to campaign for Grimes in the 2014 U.S. Senate race against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. Clinton’s first trip for Grimes came in February at a Louisville fundraiser at the Galt House which drew nearly 1,200 people. “We are humbled by President Clinton’s continued commitment to our... Read more 

Democrats rally around Grimes and keeping control of the state House

07/25/2014 04:52 PM

LOUISVILLE — High profile Democrats from across the state came together in Louisville Thursday night at the annual Wendell Ford Dinner to rally around Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and roast Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. To the chant of “amen” Grimes rallied 700 Democrats in a showing of solidarity in her campaign against the most powerful Republican in the United States. With just months left to go Grimes and McConnell remain in a virtual dead heat in the... Read more 

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells N. Ky chamber U.S. will have to wait on repatriation tax breaks

07/25/2014 03:31 PM

COVINGTON – U.S. Senator Rand Paul told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Friday that he is hopeful that legislation which would lower the tax on foreign corporate profits for U. S. corporations might have chance of passing, just not right now. The bill would allow companies like Apple to bring profits back to the United States at reduced tax rate. A similar tax holiday was enacted in 2004. Paul, who was speaking at the chamber’s government... Read more 

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