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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 

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport looks to reinvent after loss of Delta hub

07/11/2014 04:41 PM

HEBRON – The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has seen two thirds of its passenger flights disappear over the past nine years due to airline company mergers and deregulation. For years, Delta operated a major hub out of CVG which brought in over 600 flights a day which brought millions of passengers passing through the airport annually as well as thousands of jobs to the Northern Kentucky area. Many companies located to the region because of the number of non-stop Delta... Read more 

Nick Storm to take over as Pure Politics anchor

07/09/2014 01:34 PM

I am thrilled to announce that Nick Storm, who has served as lead political reporter for Pure Politics for the last two-and-a-half years, will become the next anchor and managing editor of the program effective Thursday. Nick has fully immersed himself in Kentucky politics since joining the team in December 2011 — just in time for Gov. Steve Beshear’s inauguration for a second term. Since then, he has covered the developments in the U.S. Senate race, two special legislative elections,... Read more 

Bringing the farm to the city: Nutrition, entrepreneurship and community form roots of program

07/02/2014 03:39 PM

LOUISVILLE — An approach as simple as a community garden tended by children can help encourage healthier eating, better health and entrepreneurship. That was the message Wednesday from city and state leaders as they opened a garden at the Parkland Boys and Girls Club in west Louisville. Louisville Councilwoman Attica Scott said the children from the west Louisville neighborhood can use the garden to grow more than just fruits and vegetables. Scott and fellow Democrat, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, joined Republican... Read more 

Clark Co. promotes positive future for newborns with program aimed at parents

06/27/2014 05:52 PM

WINCHESTER – Kentucky officials are using a healthcare program to focus on the very youngest in the state in an effort to promote better outcomes and save money in the long run. For parents around the state who are expecting a new baby or in some cases, already have an infant, the Health Access Nurturing Development Services program, also known as HANDS, offers help to families as they build healthy and safe environments for the development of their children. The... Read more 

Kentucky mother finds a way to help families of addicts after the death of her son from Heroin overdose

06/20/2014 12:20 PM

As lawmakers continue to try to find a solution to the dangerous rise in Heroin the state is seeing, one northern Kentucky mother who lost her son to the drug found a way to change the system to help other addicts and families. Kenton County resident Charlotte Wethington suffered a parent’s worst nightmare in August of 2002 when her 25-year-old son Casey died of a Heroin overdose. Through the horror of losing her son, Wethington encountered a number of barriers in place... Read more 

With Northern Ky.'s bridge, airport and heroin worries, Grayson's newest gig could be his toughest yet

06/03/2014 10:45 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — In his new role as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Trey Grayson will be asked to help navigate the region through tricky problems with the airport, job creation and a heroin problem that has threatened the area. Grayson, the former Kentucky secretary of state, returns to Northern Kentucky from a more than three year stint as director of the Harvard Institute of Politics at a time when the region is looking to replace 1,600... Read more 

Trey Grayson commits to lead Northern Ky. Chamber for at least 5 years before considering political run

06/02/2014 08:22 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who was officially introduced as the next Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president Monday, says he will spend at least five years in that job before even considering another political run. Grayson officially takes over the chamber on July 1. Grayson, who served as secretary of state from 2004 to 2011, spent the last three years as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Grayson told Pure Politics that... Read more 

Why McConnell and Grimes must debate

05/31/2014 03:02 PM

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes will send a letter to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the coming days to call for a quick resolution to the impasse over a plan for debates, Grimes’ spokeswoman said. Charly Norton, the Grimes campaign spokeswoman, told Pure Politics that campaign managers Jonathan Hurst for Grimes and Jesse Benton for McConnell are expected to meet next week to hash out a debate schedule. McConnell laid out his parameters for three debates before Labor... Read more 

Campbell County middle schooler in exclusive company with perfect score on ACT

05/28/2014 06:05 PM

Northern Kentucky 8th grade student Mitchell Turner is the first of his age in Campbell County to get a perfect score of 36 at such a young age and one of only a handful nationwide to accomplish that in recent years. Turner, a Campbell County Middle School student, scored the perfect mark when he took the test to plan for scheduling his high school classes. Since 2010, only seven other 8th grade students in the nation have received the top score... Read more 

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