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Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones set to emcee 135th annual Fancy Farm picnic

05/27/2015 10:51 AM

Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones has been selected to emcee the annual Fancy Farm picnic’s political speeches when candidates, officeholders and thousands of visitors descend on the small town in far western Kentucky Aug. 1, the event’s organizer announced in a news release Wednesday. Mark Wilson, chairman of the Graves County picnic’s political speaking program, said in a news release that Jones will bring a new audience to the 135th event benefiting St. Jerome Catholic Church. “While many Kentuckians know... Read more 

NSA vote will keep McConnell from this weekend's RPK dinner as Bevin works on behind-the-scenes support

05/26/2015 07:02 PM

ELIZABETHTOWN — One was meeting with Republican lawmakers to solidify support for a gubernatorial campaign on Tuesday despite listing the Hardin County Rotary Club’s meeting on his official schedule. The other, who spoke to about 120 Rotarians at Tuesday’s luncheon, will skip the Republican Party of Kentucky’s Lincoln Day Dinner this weekend in hopes of extending the National Security Agency’s bulk-data collection program in a rare Sunday vote. Regardless of their itineraries, both U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Louisville investment... Read more 

Opiate overdose reversal kits now available at three Kentucky hospitals

05/26/2015 03:41 PM

EDGEWOOD — Drug overdose victims at St. Elizabeth Hospitals in northern Kentucky, along with the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and the University of Louisville Hospital will be given opiate overdose kits when they are discharged from the hospital so they or a loved one can prevent another overdose and possibly save a life. The kits, which contain Naloxone, also known as Narcan, reverses the effects of a heroin overdose by physiologically blocking the effects of opiates. Fifteen Hundred kits were purchased... Read more 

Charter Communications announces acquisition of Time Warner Cable

05/26/2015 10:06 AM

Charter Communications is announcing an acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The deal, valued at more than $55 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable comes as Charter also seeks to acquire a majority share in Bright House, a small cable provider, for $10 billion. Including Time Warner’s debt the deal is valued at nearly $79 billion. The news comes after a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable fell apart under scrutiny from the FCC and... Read more 

Republican Party of Kentucky website hacked

05/25/2015 11:53 AM

UPDATE 12:50 pm: The website is now back under the control of the Republican Party of Kentucky. Pure Politics has been in contact with a group claiming responsibility for the hack of the website, but at this time we are unable to determine if the group’s claims are legitimate. PREVIOUS: An anonymous group of hackers has been in control of the Republican Party of Kentucky’s website since Sunday. RPK Chairman Steve Robertson told Pure Politics he has contacted the website’s... Read more 

Endorsements from top GOP brass likely for Bevin, but he needs to work on donors, Scott Jennings says

05/23/2015 07:20 PM

Scott Jennings may have spent months in 2014 running ads defending U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell as he faced Matt Bevin in the primary, but come 2015 with Bevin as the likely GOP nominee, Jennings is promising his support. “I’m going to vote for Matt Bevin; I’m going to vote for the entire Republican ticket,” Jennings said in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday. Even though Bevin opted to not endorse McConnell in the 2014 general election, Jennings said he expects... Read more 

Northern Kentucky officials say Bevin's ground game in the area a key in sweeping the three-county region

05/22/2015 04:51 PM

Northern Kentucky proved a key area for Matt Bevin in his unofficial GOP gubernatorial victory. In Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties, Bevin got 10,326 votes, roughly 54 percent of all of the votes cast in northern Kentucky. James Comer received nearly 5,000 votes despite having state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Kenton County as a running mate. Hal Heiner got 3,510 votes in the three counties. The three county clerks in northern Kentucky say there were definite reasons why Bevin did so well... Read more 


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