Heiner stresses job-creation credentials in latest campaign commercial

GOP gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner is pointing to his business developments with Capstone Realty at Louisville’s Commerce Crossings as proof of his experience at...

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Heiner blasts Conway without uttering opponents' names in Louisville Tea Party's GOP debate

Louisville investment professional Matt Bevin chided Louisville real estate developer Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer for following his lead in releasing a detailed...

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GOP gubernatorial hopeful James Comer suggests tax breaks for college grads who stay in-state

LEXINGTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer unveiled Thursday his campaign’s plan to drastically slash university tuition prices through tax credits for Kentuckians who...

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GOP candidates outline strategies to fix pressing state issues in Versailles forum

VERSAILLES — While the four Republican gubernatorial candidates agreed on what needs to change in the commonwealth from education to pension reform — they...

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Public health officials, wary of HIV outbreak in Indiana, hope to launch needle exchanges here soon

As Kentucky lawmakers debated a wide-ranging bill to address the state’s growing heroin epidemic, HIV cases linked to intravenous drug use exploded in the...

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GOP gubernatorial candidates take aim at one another over gun rights

UPDATED: As time winds down, the gloves are coming off in the GOP gubernatorial primary as the candidates begin to seek space between...

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Heiner stresses job-creation credentials in latest campaign commercial

04/17/2015 01:21 PM

GOP gubernatorial candidate Hal Heiner is pointing to his business developments with Capstone Realty at Louisville’s Commerce Crossings as proof of his experience at attracting and keeping Kentucky jobs. The commercial features aerial shots of the south Louisville business park which features companies like Yum Brands, JP Morgan, Passport Health, National Processing Co. and Jordan Technologies. In the ad Heiner points to the diverse businesses operating in the area, saying that the way to grow jobs in Kentucky is to know... Read more 

Heiner blasts Conway without uttering opponents' names in Louisville Tea Party's GOP debate

04/17/2015 12:00 AM

Louisville investment professional Matt Bevin chided Louisville real estate developer Hal Heiner and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer for following his lead in releasing a detailed gubernatorial plan. Comer called Heiner out for failing to get charter schools across the finish line as chairman of the Kentucky Charter Schools Association. Former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice steered clear of the Republican infighting, instead lamenting about crying cockroaches on crutches and telling the crowd of more than 150 that the bats need to be swept... Read more 

GOP gubernatorial hopeful James Comer suggests tax breaks for college grads who stay in-state

04/16/2015 04:16 PM

LEXINGTON — Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer unveiled Thursday his campaign’s plan to drastically slash university tuition prices through tax credits for Kentuckians who earn their degrees and begin their careers in-state. Four-year undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville each cost more than $40,000 in tuition. Under Comer’s plan, in-state students would pay full tuition at the state’s two flagship institutions but earn tax credits that would cut those costs to $20,000 as long as they... Read more 

GOP candidates outline strategies to fix pressing state issues in Versailles forum

04/16/2015 01:21 PM

VERSAILLES — While the four Republican gubernatorial candidates agreed on what needs to change in the commonwealth from education to pension reform — they sometimes disagreed on how to go about getting that accomplished. Businessman Matt Bevin, Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, former Louisville councilman and businessman Hal Heiner and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott were in Woodford County on Wednesday night trying to convince voters why they have the best chance of defeating Democrat Jack Conway... Read more 

Public health officials, wary of HIV outbreak in Indiana, hope to launch needle exchanges here soon

04/15/2015 07:38 PM

As Kentucky lawmakers debated a wide-ranging bill to address the state’s growing heroin epidemic, HIV cases linked to intravenous drug use exploded in the small city of Austin, Ind. Public health officials say that outbreak helped galvanize support in the General Assembly for needle-exchange programs, which have been enacted through a 30-day emergency order by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in response to the soaring HIV cases in the southeastern Indiana community. “I think it sent enough of a shockwave through the General... Read more 

GOP gubernatorial candidates take aim at one another over gun rights

04/15/2015 06:11 PM

UPDATED: As time winds down, the gloves are coming off in the GOP gubernatorial primary as the candidates begin to seek space between each other on core issues — like guns. With just over four weeks to go before primary Election Day in Kentucky, the GOP candidates for governor have been competing over the television and radio airwaves to outflank each other on the right — railing against Democratic boogeyman President Obama and the Affordable Care Act. One area few... Read more 

Auditor Edelen launches review of untested rape kits in hands of law enforcement

04/15/2015 05:46 PM

FRANKFORT — Eleven years after her assault beneath a neighbor’s porch, Michelle Kuiper learned her assailant’s DNA was found in two other rape kits tested by police. Six years later, that man received a prison sentence spanning three decades. Kuiper’s ordeal reached a judicial resolution, but state Auditor Adam Edelen says hundreds, if not thousands, of untested rape kits remain in police custody thanks largely to backlogs at Kentucky State Police crime labs. Edelen announced a review of untested rape kits on... Read more 

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