Rare 1825 document signed by President William Henry Harrison found in Boone County

BURLINGTON – A document signed by the ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, has been discovered in the collection of the...

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Carly Fiorina headlining fundraiser for Sen. Rand Paul in June

UPDATED: Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be in Kentucky weeks ahead of the Republican National Convention helping the campaign of her one-time presidential...

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Emerge Kentucky candidates win big in primary elections

Democratic women’s group Emerge Kentucky won every primary race a candidate was running in on Tuesday.

“We are ecstatic about Tuesday’s primary results,” Emerge Board Chair...

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Donald Trump, NRA take aim at Hillary Clinton in Louisville

LOUISVILLE — Politics took center stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Louisville on Friday with NRA leaders bashing Hillary Clinton...

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First glimpse at hotly contested general election House races

With majority control of the Kentucky House of Representatives once again up for grabs there could be a bevy of closely watched contests as Democratic...

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Ky. State Police ready to arrest ousted pension board chairman if he took seat among trustees

UPDATED FRANKFORT — Thomas Elliott, the former chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Board of Trustees who was ousted via executive order by...

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Rare 1825 document signed by President William Henry Harrison found in Boone County

05/23/2016 03:10 PM

BURLINGTON – A document signed by the ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, has been discovered in the collection of the county records stored in the Boone County Courthouse. The document, a bond for an estate from 1825 was discovered by Boone County historian James Duvall, who has been contracted by Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown, to go though the documents and identify, catalogue, and begin to preserve many of the more notable and valuable items in the... Read more 

Carly Fiorina headlining fundraiser for Sen. Rand Paul in June

05/23/2016 01:02 PM

UPDATED: Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will be in Kentucky weeks ahead of the Republican National Convention helping the campaign of her one-time presidential rival Sen. Rand Paul, who is competing in his first re-election bid for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Fiorina will be the guest of Cathy Bailey, former Ambassador to Latvia under President George W. Bush, who says that the former candidate and Hewlett Packard executive is committed to helping Paul in the U.S. Senate race and... Read more 

Emerge Kentucky candidates win big in primary elections

05/21/2016 10:13 AM

Democratic women’s group Emerge Kentucky won every primary race a candidate was running in on Tuesday. “We are ecstatic about Tuesday’s primary results,” Emerge Board Chair Jennifer Moore said. “As you mentioned 100 percent of Emerge women on the ballot won their primaries, and some of those are very hard fought primaries — from the top of the ballot with Congressional candidate Nancy Jo Kemper running in central Kentucky all the way to the Mayor of Paducah, Brandi Harless’ race, where... Read more 

Donald Trump, NRA take aim at Hillary Clinton in Louisville

05/20/2016 03:19 PM

LOUISVILLE — Politics took center stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Louisville on Friday with NRA leaders bashing Hillary Clinton and promoting the candidacy of Donald Trump. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, spoke directly to the gun lobby that he has been an NRA member for a long time, and that it was “a fantastic honor” to receive the group’s endorsement. The New York businessmen said his sons, Eric and Donald, own a lot of guns and... Read more 

First glimpse at hotly contested general election House races

05/20/2016 10:12 AM

With majority control of the Kentucky House of Representatives once again up for grabs there could be a bevy of closely watched contests as Democratic candidates try and hold ground and Republicans once again attempt to become the majority. The House has been under Democratic control since 1921, and in recent years Democratic membership has dwindled. Democrats currently hold 53 seats to Republicans 47. As primary races were wrapping up Tuesday night, Republican analyst Les Fugate and Democratic analyst Sherman... Read more 

Ky. State Police ready to arrest ousted pension board chairman if he took seat among trustees

05/19/2016 01:43 PM

UPDATED FRANKFORT — Thomas Elliott, the former chair of the Kentucky Retirement Systems’ Board of Trustees who was ousted via executive order by Gov. Matt Bevin, sat quietly in the audience during Thursday’s meeting as Kentucky State Police troopers stood at both entries to the board room, ready to arrest Elliott on a misdemeanor charge if he participated in the day’s activities. Elliott said he was confronted by Blake Brickman, Bevin’s chief of staff, and Personnel Cabinet Secretary Thomas Stephens, who... Read more 

Contracts to test previously untested rape kits approved; 600 kits could be tested this year

05/19/2016 01:01 PM

UPDATED: After more than a year since 3,090 previously untested rape kits were identified, two contracts providing for the testing of 3,300 of what could be more than 5,000 untested rape kits has been approved by the Finance and Administration Cabinet. Since the audit performed by former Auditor Adam Edelen, kits have been collected by the Kentucky State Police Crime Lab and await processing by the out-of-state vendor, named in the contracts as Sorensen Forensics based in Salt Lake City, Utah.... Read more 

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