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Rep. James Comer says $12B in emergency aid for farmers needed for market stability

07/25/2018 06:21 PM

The Trump administration says they’ll be rolling out $12 billion in emergency aid aimed at helping farmers struggling as a result of the global trade fight. President Trump is defending the tariffs, saying they’re about forcing other countries to sign on to better trade agreements. Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are firing back, likening it to welfare for farmers and a bailout. U.S. Senator Rand Paul tweeted that tariffs “punish” American consumers and producers. U.S. Congressman and former Kentucky agriculture commissioner... Read more 

Demographer projects growth in diversity will impact American politics and the economy

07/25/2018 08:44 AM

By: Eva McKend As the debate continues over who is allowed into the country, it will not alter the projected racial makeup in America. Though people may have different views about where the country is moving politically, based on the numbers alone, it is indisputable, the demographics in America will continue to change. Demographer William Frey says our demographics are changing regardless and that it will play a role in politics and the economy. “We could stop immigration today and we would... Read more 

Barr launches first ad of campaign focusing on central Kentucky roots

07/24/2018 02:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s kids play a starring role in his first ad “all about Kentucky,” which is aimed at playing up his central Kentucky roots. The ad highlights a disparity likely to come to play later in the campaign between Barr and Democratic nominee Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who settled in Georgetown upon retirement from the military. Barr’s ad plays up his ties to central Kentucky, listing numerous events and outings he has attended in... Read more 

Secretary of State Grimes announces pregnancy

07/23/2018 04:18 PM

Alison Lundergan Grimes is pregnant with her first child. The Democratic Secretary of State announced the pregnancy via a news release and social media post on Monday. Grimes and her husband Andrew are expecting a boy in December. “The journey to grow our family has not been easy. With the assistance of talented doctors, numerous surgeries, a supportive family and immense prayer and faith, we are finally in a place where we can announce joyous news to the Commonwealth –... Read more 

Colmon Elridge bows out of 2019 speculation

07/23/2018 10:21 AM

Democrat Colmon Elridge, the former executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, is pulling out of speculation surrounding 2019 statewide races. Elridge told Pure Politics on Sunday night that he would not be a candidate for governor in 2019, or any other statewide constitutional office. In a statement sent Monday, Elridge said there will be no shortage of candidates seeking office in 2019 that will support his values, and issues the state must confront. “I see in Democratic and Republican candidates... Read more 

Bevin administration reverses course reinstating dental, vision coverage for expanded Medicaid population

07/19/2018 06:20 PM

UPDATED: After revoking dental and vision coverage for those in the expanded Medicaid population following a federal court decision which struck down the 1115 waiver, known as Kentucky HEALTH, the Bevin administration is now reversing course and reinstating the benefits. In a statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services sent at 5:52pm on Thursday, the administration said they had hoped for a quick re-approval of the program from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid by August 1. “We... Read more 

Libertarian group calls on public to question federal dietary guidelines

07/19/2018 05:18 PM

By: Eva McKend WASHINGTON-Should the American government get out of the business of giving dietary advice? For decades, the USDA and Health and Human Services has been telling us what the best foods are for our bodies but a new report suggests the government should just stay out of it. Many of us may have grown up being told to eat our fruits and veggies but one clinical biochemist warns it was bad nutrition advice from the federal government that has... Read more 

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