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Thayer agrees with Mayor Fischer on Derby pick; says Bevin won't hurt GOP in KY midterms

05/05/2018 01:07 PM

CHURCHILL DOWNS — Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer is betting on Republicans this year, and on an Irish trained horse on Derby Day. In the election horse races, Thayer said he expects to hold and possibly add to the Republican super majority in the upper chamber, pointing to Rep. Robby Mills running against Democratic Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson, and the race against Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, in eastern Kentucky. In the lower chamber, Thayer said he sees Republicans are in... Read more 

Barr, Chao announce TIGER grant in Frankfort; Avoid talking Blankenship

05/04/2018 04:28 PM

FRANKFORT — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao appeared alongside U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, in at Second Street School in Frankfort to announce a grant to redevelop the street in the state’s capital city. Barr faces a tough re-election bid this year, as Democrats battle it out for the nomination to challenge the Republican in the swing district. The Lexington Congressman has brought other high level officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, to hold policy summits and make announcements... Read more 

Gray hosts opioid council, bashes McConnell, others saying actions "too little, too late"

05/04/2018 10:49 AM

LEXINGTON — Sixth Congressional District Democratic candidate and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray convened a new opioid advisory council on Thursday, seeking a solution to the opiate epidemic that is ravaging the state and nation. Gray brought together families, survivors, medical professionals and law enforcement to talk about ways to combat the drug scourge. Gray also touted his efforts in bringing an overdose reversing drug to first responders and implementing a needle exchange program during his time as mayor. The Mayor... Read more 

4th District Congressman Thomas Massie continues to be frustrated by rising national debt

05/03/2018 03:38 PM

ERLANGER – U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, says that one of his biggest frustrations so far in Congress has been the fact that the national debt has continued to rise despite the fact that the GOP holds the White House and both chambers. Massie, who was in Northern Kentucky on Thursday addressing the Kenton County Rotary Club, reiterated that the reason the deficit continues to rise is the government’s practice of spending. “You know, when I got to Congress, the first thing... Read more 

Rep. Donna Mayfield drops out of House race at candidate forum, report says

05/02/2018 08:28 PM

State Rep. Donna Mayfield, R-Winchester, has dropped out of the 73rd Dist. House race, according to the Winchester Sun. The local newspaper said Mayfield announced an end to her candidacy on the stage at a candidate forum held Wednesday night. “It’s been an honor to represent Clark and Madison County as your state representative for the past eight years. I’ve enjoyed helping folks with constituent issues,” Myfield said, according to the report. “Politics has become too vicious,” she continued.... Read more 

Public school superintendents weigh best options to maintain school safety

05/02/2018 02:29 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Providing one-on-one human contact for every student is one of the key elements to addressing the school violence issues which have plagued many schools around the country, including Marshall County High School on January 23, according to state public school administrators. Superintendents from Covington Independent, Erlanger-Elsmere Independent and Boone County, along with Northern Kentucky University Police Chief John Gaffin, took part in a panel discussion on school safety which was hosted by NKU’s College of Education and... Read more 

Most Kentuckians favor court-mandated treatment programs for drug offenders

05/02/2018 10:14 AM

LOUISVILLE- A new Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) reveals that eight out of 10 Kentucky adults favor court-mandated treatment programs for individuals with first or second drug offenses. Those with higher levels of education were more likely to support treatment programs, as opposed to incarceration. KHIP is an annual poll of Kentucky adults that is funded jointly through the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health. “We can’t arrest our way out of Kentucky’s substance use epidemic,” said... Read more 

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