How Seven Counties Services is illustrating for lawmakers why they could not keep paying into the pension system

Representatives for mental health provider Seven Counties Services have been making the rounds in Frankfort to plead their case to lawmakers threatening to...

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The Chatter: McConnell being hit by Democrats on secret recording plus Romney coming to Kentucky

A recording of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell talking strategy and policy with a group of wealthy conservatives has Democrats claiming the remarks prove the...

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Massie and Yarmuth disagree on U.S. military actions in middle east

As President Barack Obama approves U.S. spy flights over Syria to identify Islamic militant forces which have been plaguing Iraq and have beheaded an American...

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KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school....

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Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick...

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Heiner says Frankfort leaders not paying attention when it comes to pensions

Equating the financially struggling public pension system to an ocean liner heading towards an iceberg, Republican primary candidate for governor Hal Heiner says the state...

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How Seven Counties Services is illustrating for lawmakers why they could not keep paying into the pension system

08/27/2014 06:43 PM

Representatives for mental health provider Seven Counties Services have been making the rounds in Frankfort to plead their case to lawmakers threatening to take away contracts if the quasi-governmental agency does not pay pension liabilities, but part of what Seven Counties representatives are doing when meeting with lawmakers is explaining just why they had to make the difficult decision to leave the retirement system. Part of how Seven Counties is explaining their fiscal debacle is through a graph which... Read more 

The Chatter: McConnell being hit by Democrats on secret recording plus Romney coming to Kentucky

08/27/2014 11:32 AM

A recording of Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell talking strategy and policy with a group of wealthy conservatives has Democrats claiming the remarks prove the senator is only looking out for millionaires and billionaires and not the needs of Kentucky families. In an article from http://www.thenation.com/article/181363/caught-tape-what-mitch-mcconnell-complained-about-roomful-billionaires-exclusive## , a recording of McConnell speaking at a conservative strategy conference hosted by the Koch Brothers on June 15 about issues like the minimum wage, unemployment insurance and other topics. According to the recording, McConnell tells... Read more 

Massie and Yarmuth disagree on U.S. military actions in middle east

08/26/2014 05:57 PM

As President Barack Obama approves U.S. spy flights over Syria to identify Islamic militant forces which have been plaguing Iraq and have beheaded an American journalist in the region, two Kentucky congressmen disagree on the need for military action — and the authority to take the action. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Vanceburg, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, have a different view on what rights the president can take to bomb targets in Iraq — which has been on-going over... Read more 

KSU president's acts of kindness get worldwide attention

08/26/2014 05:33 PM

Dr. Raymond Burse just began serving as the interim president of Kentucky State University in July, but he’s already brought international notoriety to the school. The KSU Board of Regents named Burse to take over as interim president of Kentucky State University on July 1 after the retirement of Mary Evans Sias. Burse, previously served as president at KSU from 1982 to 1989. Later, he was an executive at General Electric for 17 years before retiring from that company in 2012. However,... Read more 

Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

08/26/2014 01:46 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick Storm was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

Heiner says Frankfort leaders not paying attention when it comes to pensions

08/26/2014 08:15 AM

Equating the financially struggling public pension system to an ocean liner heading towards an iceberg, Republican primary candidate for governor Hal Heiner says the state needs to come up with an overall plan to deal with the pension system. Heiner said his campaign would have a “holistic plan” to deal with the pension systems in the state which are ranked among the worst funded in the nation. “If it was a liner a — ocean liner it’s an ocean liner... Read more 

Fmr. FBI analyst Max Wise says local police have benefited from federal military programs, but for some towns it is "too excessive"

08/25/2014 04:07 PM

After a week of images coming from Missouri on national television of heavily armed and armored police clashing with American protesters outside of St. Louis, President Barack Obama has ordered a White House review of the federal government’s strategy of sending military grade equipment to local police departments. Kentucky national security expert and former FBI analyst Max Wise, who won the Republican 16th District Senate primary in May, says local police departments have benefited from counter terrorism efforts after the September... Read more 

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