Republican Cathy Bailey still considering run in 2015, but focused on 2014 elections for now

Cathy Bailey, the Louisville philanthropist and former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, is working hard to bring in money to help Republican state House candidates as...

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McConnell fires back on job creation and protection efforts in latest TV ad

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is highlighting his record on fighting for Kentucky jobs in his latest TV ad — the day after the campaign for...

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Comer and Heiner preview potential 2015 GOP primary while talking issues with chamber

Business leaders in the state got a taste of what they can expect out of the Republicans in the 2015 governors race when Kentucky Agriculture...

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Latest Kids Count report a mixed bag for Kentucky kids

The 2014 report from the national Kids Count profile shows Kentucky is making strides in important areas of health and education, though there are still...

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Grimes' ad series continues with new TV spot hitting McConnell on jobs comments

UPDATED: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is again bringing in Kentuckians to hit Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on various issues. And...

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NBC News Chief Political Correspondent Chuck Todd boils down Senate race for Ky. Chamber crowd

LOUISVILLENBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told a group of business executives and Kentucky government leaders that the 2014...

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Republican Cathy Bailey still considering run in 2015, but focused on 2014 elections for now

07/23/2014 01:36 PM

Cathy Bailey, the Louisville philanthropist and former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, is working hard to bring in money to help Republican state House candidates as well as some at the federal level, but she said she is still looking at her own political future as she “closely considers” a run for governor. Bailey formed her federal PAC Kentucky Rise in February with the intention to focus on the 2014 House races. Other names in the 2015 GOP PAC pool include Louisville... Read more 

McConnell fires back on job creation and protection efforts in latest TV ad

07/23/2014 10:36 AM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is highlighting his record on fighting for Kentucky jobs in his latest TV ad — the day after the campaign for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes started running an ad hitting the senior Senator on comments he made about his role in job creation. The ad from McConnell’s camp says that McConnell stepped in to save 400 jobs at Louisville’s Cardinal Aluminum after Beijing illegally subsidized aluminum in 2009. According to a 2010 article posted by the... Read more 

Comer and Heiner preview potential 2015 GOP primary while talking issues with chamber

07/22/2014 05:14 PM

Business leaders in the state got a taste of what they can expect out of the Republicans in the 2015 governors race when Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner shared a stage to talk issues Tuesday. At the annual Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit, Comer and Heiner answered questions from a panel about what policies they support. The two were joined by State Auditor Adam Edelen, who decided not to run for governor last... Read more 

Latest Kids Count report a mixed bag for Kentucky kids

07/22/2014 02:29 PM

The 2014 report from the national Kids Count profile shows Kentucky is making strides in important areas of health and education, though there are still some troubling statistics embedded in the data. Terry Brooks, Director of the Kentucky Youth Advocates, said Kentucky is ranked 35th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s publication after accessing four key factors which include: economic well-being, education, health and family. Kentucky had ranked in the 40s for... Read more 

Grimes' ad series continues with new TV spot hitting McConnell on jobs comments

07/22/2014 10:36 AM

UPDATED: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is again bringing in Kentuckians to hit Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell on various issues. And this time, it is comments made by McConnell about his role in job creation. The Grimes campaign is running a series of ads during the election cycle where she sits with Kentuckians who ask a question of McConnell on his record. And this time, it is comments made by McConnell in the Beattyville Enterprise interview when asked... Read more 

NBC News Chief Political Correspondent Chuck Todd boils down Senate race for Ky. Chamber crowd

07/21/2014 11:06 PM

LOUISVILLE — NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd told a group of business executives and Kentucky government leaders that the 2014 U.S. Senate race is already having an impact on the country even before the election is in the books. Todd said the easy part of the campaign will be explaining the strategy and storylines Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell or Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will use to win election, the hard part is which... Read more 

Kentucky lawmakers want to see more sanctions against Russia from U.S. and Europe after plane crash in Ukraine

07/21/2014 03:53 PM

After a plane crash in the Russian rebel-controlled region of the Ukraine killing nearly 300 people, U.S. lawmakers—including members of Kentucky’s federal delegation—are looking to find a solution to the conflict in the region. A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 298 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur Thursday was shot down when flying over an area of Eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian rebels. The United States has concluded that a missile shot down the plane but have not been willing to place blame... Read more 

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