Retiring Rep. Ben Waide indicted for alleged violations of campaign finance laws

Retiring Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, was indicted Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway for alleged violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws during his 2010 re-election...

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Yarmuth offers Democratic perspective on border bill and chances for broad immigration reforms

With what has been described as a “humanitarian crisis” continuing at the Southern border, Congress is down to the final days of session to come...

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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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Retiring Rep. Ben Waide indicted for alleged violations of campaign finance laws

07/29/2014 05:58 PM

Retiring Rep. Ben Waide, R-Madisonville, was indicted Tuesday by Attorney General Jack Conway for alleged violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws during his 2010 re-election campaign. Waide was indicted on two counts of “knowingly accepting contributions from a corporation,” and “causing funds in his campaign account to be expended for purposes that were not allowable campaign expenditures” which are Class D Felonies. Each count carries with it a penalty of one to five years in prison and up to a $10,000... Read more 

Yarmuth offers Democratic perspective on border bill and chances for broad immigration reforms

07/29/2014 04:10 PM

With what has been described as a “humanitarian crisis” continuing at the Southern border, Congress is down to the final days of session to come to an agreement on the problem before a one-month recess, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, has predicted a tough road ahead for President Obama’s funding plan. On Tuesday, House Republicans announced their version of a supplemental emergency funding package providing $659 million and policy changes to deal with the more than 50,000 Central American kids... Read more 

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 

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