Taking a shot at Rand Paul, Edelen says he's only going to run for one office at a time

After making the decision not to run for governor in 2015 state Auditor Adam Edelen is gearing up for a re-election bid for...

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Northern Kentucky Chamber says poor voter turnout in region is responsible for lack of attention

COVINGTON – One thing that has plagued Northern Kentucky during recent elections has been low voter turnout and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce...

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What Jesse Benton's departure means for McConnell's campaign & the possible attacks to come

UPDATED: With the resignation of McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton amid a growing Iowa bribery scandal Democrats and Republicans are seeking to make their...

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Next up for Edelen: Kentucky Teacher's Retirement System audit

Calling for bold solutions to the “extraordinary” problem of growing debt within Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System Auditor Adam Edelen says all options should be on...

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Stumbo says new clean energy project in Pike Co. a glimmer of hope for the region's economy

RCC Big Shoal and Pike County officials announced the beginning of a new project to build a natural gas-to-liquids plant in Pike County Thursday...

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McConnell Campaign Manager Jesse Benton resigns amid Iowa bribery scandal

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned late Friday amid allegations connected to an Iowa bribery scandal.

In a statement, Benton says that...

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Taking a shot at Rand Paul, Edelen says he's only going to run for one office at a time

09/01/2014 09:10 AM

After making the decision not to run for governor in 2015 state Auditor Adam Edelen is gearing up for a re-election bid for a second term in the office and he says “whatever happens after that happens.” Edelen has made no bones about one day wanting to be governor of Kentucky, but his name has also been included on the short list of potential Democrats to run for U.S. Senate in 2016. While taking a jab at U.S. Sen. Rand... Read more 

Northern Kentucky Chamber says poor voter turnout in region is responsible for lack of attention

08/31/2014 08:41 AM

COVINGTON – One thing that has plagued Northern Kentucky during recent elections has been low voter turnout and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is looking to change that by partnering with groups to get more area voters to the polls. During the recent May primary, Boone County had the second lowest turnout rate in the state with 16.94 percent going to the polls while Kenton County and Campbell County weren’t much better with Kenton at 17.85 percent and Campbell coming... Read more 

What Jesse Benton's departure means for McConnell's campaign & the possible attacks to come

08/30/2014 02:47 PM

UPDATED: With the resignation of McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton amid a growing Iowa bribery scandal Democrats and Republicans are seeking to make their case for why it does or does not matter in Kentucky. Benton has been acting as McConnell’s campaign manager since September of 2012 and at stake for Benton is his role in the bribery of former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson — who has plead guilty to receiving thousands for switching his support from Michelle Bachmann... Read more 

Next up for Edelen: Kentucky Teacher's Retirement System audit

08/30/2014 12:27 PM

Calling for bold solutions to the “extraordinary” problem of growing debt within Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System Auditor Adam Edelen says all options should be on the table to deal with the liabilities— including bonding. Edelen’s next audit will focus on the governance of the Kentucky Teacher’s Retirement System. A new accounting rule changes will mean that the fund’s debt — or unfunded liability — will nearly double to $23 billion in 2015. The rule change, Edelen said, is essentially ending... Read more 

Stumbo says new clean energy project in Pike Co. a glimmer of hope for the region's economy

08/30/2014 07:25 AM

RCC Big Shoal and Pike County officials announced the beginning of a new project to build a natural gas-to-liquids plant in Pike County Thursday which they say will help the eastern Kentucky economy with the new natural resource. As the region looks to find new ways to re-build the economy as the the coal industry continues to decline, the new plant in the region would use natural gas extracted throughout the region to create new products. According to the officials at the... Read more 

McConnell Campaign Manager Jesse Benton resigns amid Iowa bribery scandal

08/29/2014 07:07 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned late Friday amid allegations connected to an Iowa bribery scandal. In a statement, Benton says that accounts in the press tying him to an Iowa U.S. Senator who plead guilty to federal bribery charges after switching support in the 2012 GOP presidential race are false and “hurtful.” Benton says the reason he is leaving the campaign is because the allegations risk becoming a distraction for McConnell’s re-election race against Democrat Alison Lundergan... Read more 

Rep. Adam Koenig expects legislation concerning makeup of CVG board in 2015

08/29/2014 04:41 PM

COVINGTON – A Northern Kentucky legislator expects that there will be legislation passed during the 2015 session which would change the makeup of the Kenton County Airport Board, the entity responsible for running the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Earlier this month, State Auditor Adam Edelen called for a complete overhaul of the governance structure of the Kenton County Airport Board to end what he called “decades of waste and abuse.” After the nine-month examination of the CVG board, Edelen called for... Read more 

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