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UofL President Neeli Bendapudi has big hopes for university

08/10/2018 11:46 AM

LOUISVILLE- After years of scandals, the University of Louisville hopes new President Neeli Bendapudi can begin to restore the troubled reputation. Bendapudi was named president in April and assumed the role in May 2018. In taking this role, Bendapudi became the first woman and ethically diverse to lead the university. While this feat is an inspiration for women and minorities alike, Dr. Bendapudi hopes that in the future, this is not something that is so unique. “My hope is that... Read more 

Will Republicans Hold on to Power in Congress After November?

08/10/2018 09:40 AM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-When it comes to the midterms, Republicans know history is not on their side. “Typically the President that is holding the White House will lose seats in his first midterm election. Right now, Democrats have a five-point advantage when the question is asked are they energized, we need to make that gap zero,” said Kayleigh McEnany, a national spokesperson for the RNC. McEnany describes the next few months as a battle of the bases. She anticipates nail biter races.... Read more 

DNC to focus on unregistered voters, reaching people on cell phones ahead of the midterms

08/08/2018 06:10 PM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-Democrats say they are leaving no stone unturned in the crucial months leading up to the midterm election. For Democrats, the game plan is to organize everywhere. “We’ve been investing in all 50 states for quite some time because what we learned over the past decade or so is that when you don’t organize everywhere, you lose seats down ballot and you lose seats in the years to come,” said Xochitl Hinojosa, Communications Director at the DNC. With just... Read more 

McGrath Campaign: Calling Combat Veteran soft on borders "beyond insulting"

08/08/2018 05:04 PM

Conservative Washington Political Action Committees are pumping money into Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District and attacking Democratic Candidate Amy McGrath. The Congressional Leadership Fund released three ads on Wednesday in the district attacking Amy McGrath for being too liberal, soft on borders, and against the tax reform plan. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the radio ad paints Amy McGrath “as liberal as Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders”. The first ad features local mother, Hannah Thornton, who benefited from the GOP... Read more 

McGrath releases new TV ad

08/07/2018 11:19 AM

One day after U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, released an attack ad painting opponent Amy McGrath as “too liberal” for Kentucky, McGrath has released her first ad of the general election. In the ad, McGrath once again plays up her military experience as a fighter pilot, while vowing not to take orders from the political bosses in her party. The race for the sixth congressional district is getting tight with Inside Elections, The Cook Political Report and Larry Sabato moving... Read more 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to speak at Republican Lincoln Dinner

08/06/2018 02:35 PM

FRANKFORT- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will headline the Republican Party of Kentucky’s 2018 Lincoln Dinner. Sanders will be joined by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman Andy Barr. Scott Jennings will emcee the event. “We are thrilled to have Ms. Sanders as our speaker for this year’s Lincoln Dinner,” said RPK Chairman Mac Brown in a statement. “Ms. Sanders is one of the most recognizable messengers for Republicans and we look forward to... Read more 

Kentucky International Convention Center Reopens

08/06/2018 01:21 PM

The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) held a grand opening ceremony on Monday morning in Louisville State dignitaries attended the event, which marked the end of the two-year, $207 million renovation and expansion project. The project added more than 50,000 square feet of exhibit space, increasing the total space of the convention center to over 900,000 square feet. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Center Secretary Don Parkinson discussed the impact the newly renovated and expanded KICC... Read more 

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