EXCLUSIVE: McConnell talks farm bill, SCOTUS, among other hot topics

By: Eva McKend Kentucky’s senior senator is transforming the federal judiciary. Majority leader Mitch McConnell returned to Congress this week after canceling the August recess. In...

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Federal Judge dismisses Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

In the suit Former UofL Coach Rick Pitino alleged Adidas knowingly or recklessly caused him emotional distress when the company conspired to bribe UofL basketball...

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McConnell likens Russia to old Soviet Union

FORT KNOX- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t buying the new “friendly” relationship with Russia. While touting President Trump signing the National Defense Authorization Act...

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Gov. Bevin: pension reform opponents are like "drowning victims"

CINCINNATI- Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, says pension reform opponents are like “drowning victims.” Bevin made the comparison while appearing on 55KRC’s Brian Thomas show, a...

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How does social media affect our kids? Lawmakers push for research

By: Taylor Popielarz According to the National Institutes of Health, not much is known about how media and technology affect young people. And if a partisan...

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Washington, D.C. prepares for Unite the Right rally

By: Eva McKend The nation’s capital is gearing up for a self-described white civil rights rally. The Unite the Right event comes on the anniversary...

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EXCLUSIVE: McConnell talks farm bill, SCOTUS, among other hot topics

08/17/2018 07:54 PM

By: Eva McKend Kentucky’s senior senator is transforming the federal judiciary. Majority leader Mitch McConnell returned to Congress this week after canceling the August recess. In a rare one-on-one interview, Washington reporter Eva McKend learned why the next few weeks will be significant. The close race between Congressman Andy Barr and Amy McGrath may be all the talk in Kentucky but Senator Mitch McConnell is remaining tight lipped on if he’ll enter the fray and campaign for Barr. “It’s a purple... Read more 

Federal Judge dismisses Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

08/14/2018 06:39 PM

In the suit Former UofL Coach Rick Pitino alleged Adidas knowingly or recklessly caused him emotional distress when the company conspired to bribe UofL basketball recruits. Tuesday U.S. District Court Judge David J. Hale dismissed the lawsuit and said the issue must first be handled in arbitration. Pitino filed the suit last October and Adidas filed a motion to dismiss it in November. In today’s decision, Judge Hale also sided with Adidas in ruling that any court action... Read more 

McConnell likens Russia to old Soviet Union

08/14/2018 04:09 PM

FORT KNOX- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t buying the new “friendly” relationship with Russia. While touting President Trump signing the National Defense Authorization Act at Fort Knox, McConnell says he doesn’t see a difference in the new Russia and the old Soviet Union. “The new Russia looks a lot like the old Soviet Union, only it has less territory, “ he told reporters. “I don’t think there is any question, Putin has said in the past he thought the... Read more 

Gov. Bevin: pension reform opponents are like "drowning victims"

08/14/2018 12:38 PM

CINCINNATI- Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky, says pension reform opponents are like “drowning victims.” Bevin made the comparison while appearing on 55KRC’s Brian Thomas show, a conservative talk radio station, when asked about the opposition from public employees to the pension reform bill. “And yet I’m being fought, in some instances, by the very people we’re trying to save. It’s like saving a drowning victim,” Bevin told host Brian Thomas. “It’s like somebody, they’re fighting, they’re fighting and they are pulling... Read more 

How does social media affect our kids? Lawmakers push for research

08/14/2018 09:02 AM

By: Taylor Popielarz According to the National Institutes of Health, not much is known about how media and technology affect young people. And if a partisan bill makes its way through Congress, tens of millions of dollars will be given to the institute to change that. Technology and the media it leads us to is surrounding young people more than ever. That’s why many say it’s important to understand what impact all of those devices are having on kids. And a bipartisan... Read more 

Washington, D.C. prepares for Unite the Right rally

08/11/2018 10:00 AM

By: Eva McKend The nation’s capital is gearing up for a self-described white civil rights rally. The Unite the Right event comes on the anniversary of last year’s deadly Charlottesville demonstration. The permits have been issued. The date set. Hundreds of white nationalists and even more counter protesters will demonstrate near the White House Sunday. “We the people of Washington, D.C. say unequivocally that we denounce hate, we announce that we denounce anti-Semitism, and we denounce the rhetoric that we... Read more 

McConnell touts tax reform; discusses tariffs in Louisville

08/10/2018 04:31 PM

LOUISVILLE- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is back home for a brief recess, used a local fabrication headquarters to tout the GOP tax reform bill. McConnell appeared alongside workers of Caldwell Tank in Louisville where he highlighted the benefits the company was receiving since the Republican-controlled Congress passed the sweeping tax reform legislation. Before taking questions from the media, McConnell took time to highlight some economic growth numbers. “Kentucky’s unemployment hit a 42-year low in March when it hit... Read more 

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