Politics

Rand Paul attacker charged with assaulting a member of congress

01/19/2018 05:41 PM

INDIANAPOLIS- Rene A. Boucher, the man who attacked Rand Paul while mowing his lawn has been charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in a personal injury, a felony under federal law. Josh J. Minkler, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, charged Boucher Friday. “Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously,” said Minkler. “Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable.” U.S. Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was allegedly... Read more 

Kentucky out of running for Amazon HQ2

01/18/2018 12:34 PM

SEATTLE- Despite efforts from city and state leaders, Kentucky will not be home to the new Amazon second headquarters. Amazon announced the 20 metropolitan areas chosen as finalists for HQ2. The company plans to invest over $5 billion in construction costs and estimates the new headquarters will bring in 50,000 jobs. The metropolitan areas chosen are: - Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX - Boston, MA - Chicago, IL - Columbus, OH - Dallas, TX - Denver, CO - Indianapolis, IN -... Read more 

University of Louisville will not disclose details in presidential search

09/15/2017 03:16 PM

LOUISVILLE – The University of Louisville’s Board Of Trustees will not be disclosing many details about their search for a new president. During the first meeting of the UofL trustees’ special litigation committee on Friday, Board Chair David Grissom handed out a letter giving details about their presidential search. “After careful consideration, and with the input of national experts in higher education, the Board has decided to conduct the search in such a way as to protect the confidentiality of all... Read more 

Lexington Cemetery Board "conditionally" approves relocation of Confederate statues

09/11/2017 06:45 PM

On Monday, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced that the Lexington Cemetery trustees have given a “conditional yes” to accepting two Confederate statues, which Gray has proposed be relocated from the Fayette County Courthouse. During the press conference, Gray added that the decision will not be final until the city can meet an agreement with the trustees. The final step in the process will be an approval from the Kentucky Military Affairs Commission. The next scheduled meeting for the commission is set for... Read more 

2017 Eclipse | The reality of solar retinopathy: Kentucky woman warns of dangers

08/18/2017 05:11 PM

For months, experts have been warning people about the dangers associated with Monday’s total solar eclipse. Those who look directly at the sun as the eclipse is happening risk permanent eye damage, a condition known as solar retinopathy. Frankfort resident Bettina Riley knows first-hand what it’s like to live with the condition. Riley suffered permanent vision loss after she was forced to look into the sun while driving home from work one day. “I’m going up a tall, steep slope, driving upgrade... Read more 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear says it's time for officials to publicly condemn hate groups

08/16/2017 02:31 PM

NEWPORT – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear believes that it’s time for government officials to stand up and condemn neo-Nazi sympathizers like those who attended the rally last Saturday in Charlottesville which resulted in 1 death and 19 injuries. Beshear, who was governor from 2007-2015, spoke at the Northern Kentucky Forum on Wednesday and told those in attendance that now is the time to send a message that the abstract thinking of those sympathizers is wrong and not part of the... Read more 

Gov. Bevin's dramatic Speedway entrance

07/11/2017 05:03 PM

By now you have probably seen Governor Matt Bevin’s dramatic entrance to the Quakerstate 400 this past Saturday in Sparta to deliver the Green Flag. Bevin, who was hanging by a rope from a Blackhawk helicopter, was lowered on the the track to hand off the official green flag to start the race. The Governor was also driving the Pace Car for the race as well. Spectrum Sports was able to catch up with the Governor... Read more 

Attorney General to present first-ever Distinguished Service Award

06/12/2017 12:48 PM

As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen victim advocacy resources, the Office of the Attorney General will recognize its first-ever Distinguished Service Award winner during the Victims Assistance Conference in Frankfort this week. Marlene Zimmerman is a victim advocate with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office of Domestic Violence and will be recognized for “her tireless commitment, distinguished service and significant contribution to protecting victims’ rights to justice, and improving the treatment of crime victims over the past 23 years.” The conference,... Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Alison Lundergan Grimes on what the Kentucky Derby means to Kentucky

05/06/2017 03:58 PM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes walked the red carpet earlier this afternoon at the Kentucky Derby. She talked with Spectrum News’ Garrett Moore about what the Kentucky Derby means to the state and offered her thoughts on Governor Matt Bevin’s performance so far in office.  Read more 

Mayor Fischer excited for economic growth in Louisville

05/06/2017 12:52 PM

The Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest economic boosts in the city of Louisville every year. Hundreds of thousands of people flood the city, supporting local businesses, and going home with stories about the their time in Kentucky. Mayor Fischer is in attendance and loves seeing how many people can experience one of the greatest sporting events in the world. He also talked to Pure Politics producer Madeline Janicki, and said the economic boost from the Derby is one of... Read more 

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