Gun violence a "vexing problem" for some politicians

LOUISVILLE — An attack carried out on live television Wednesday morning in Virginia again has politicians searching for answers to senseless acts of violence...

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Federal lawsuit against Rowan County clerk provides dividing-line for some candidates

As Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continues her self-imposed ban on issuing marriage licenses despite a second federal court’s ruling this week, some Kentucky politicians...

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Congressman John Yarmuth sat with KSR host Matt Jones at DCCC meeting in D.C.

Kentucky’s lone federal delegate U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville accompanied Matt Jones to a sit-down meeting with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington,...

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Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses in upcoming session

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization...

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Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could...

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State set to receive $2.6M CDC grant to improve colon-cancer screenings, Gov. Beshear announces

FRANKFORT — With colon-cancer screenings in Kentucky improving considerably in recent years, Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he hopes a five-year, $2.6 million federal...

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Gun violence a "vexing problem" for some politicians

08/27/2015 09:45 PM

LOUISVILLE — An attack carried out on live television Wednesday morning in Virginia again has politicians searching for answers to senseless acts of violence in the United States. Two journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, were shot and killed by an apparently disgruntled former colleague in Roanoke, Virginia Wednesday. The killings are among a string of high-profile shootings in recent years that has gone largely unanswered by state and federal politicians. Chris Hurst, the boyfriend of Parker, told CNN that... Read more 

Federal lawsuit against Rowan County clerk provides dividing-line for some candidates

08/27/2015 08:44 PM

As Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis continues her self-imposed ban on issuing marriage licenses despite a second federal court’s ruling this week, some Kentucky politicians remain steadfast in their beliefs that either the clerk is breaking the law or the state isn’t doing enough to resolve the matter. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals denied Davis’ motion for a stay on Wednesday as she appeals U.S. District Judge David Bunning’s order mandating she resume issuing marriage licenses. Davis and a pair... Read more 

Congressman John Yarmuth sat with KSR host Matt Jones at DCCC meeting in D.C.

08/26/2015 08:46 PM

Kentucky’s lone federal delegate U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth of Louisville accompanied Matt Jones to a sit-down meeting with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C., Yarmuth said in an interview with Pure Politics. Jones is being wooed by national Democrats in an effort to find a challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr of Lexington in the 6th Congressional District. “I think he’s an extremely bright, appealing guy,” Yarmuth said of Jones on Tuesday. “He has a built-in base. He... Read more 

Ky. County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks' names from marriage licenses in upcoming session

08/26/2015 12:00 AM

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky County Clerks Association will propose removing clerks’ names from the document in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage has prompted Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis and two others to deny licenses to all couples, drawing a federal lawsuit against Davis as well as calls to change the licensing process. Leslie County Clerk James Lewis, chairman of the association’s elections committee, told reporters Tuesday that his group... Read more 

Yarmuth "unsure" if Joe Biden would be better for Democrats than Hillary Clinton in 2016

08/25/2015 11:12 PM

After his recent criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, says Vice President Joe Biden’s entry in the race “could cause a lot of problems for a lot of Democrats (with) split loyalties.” Speaking to Pure Politics on Tuesday, Yarmuth said he’s “not sure yet” if a run from Biden would be better for Democrats seeking to keep the White House. “Joe is very popular. He is a great public servant,” Yarmuth said. (3:53) “I’ve known... Read more 

State set to receive $2.6M CDC grant to improve colon-cancer screenings, Gov. Beshear announces

08/25/2015 08:51 PM

FRANKFORT — With colon-cancer screenings in Kentucky improving considerably in recent years, Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he hopes a five-year, $2.6 million federal grant will improve access in low-income communities in Appalachia and Louisville. Beshear announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will send $529,428 per year to the Department for Public Health for five years. The funding will complement other preventative efforts, such as a collaboration among the Kentucky Cancer Program, Horses and Hope, University of Louisville’s... Read more 

Lawmakers concerned about Kentucky jobs in proposed Aetna-Humana merger

08/25/2015 08:16 PM

FRANKFORT – The multi-billion dollar proposed merger of healthcare giants Humana and Aetna has Kentucky lawmakers asking questions about a major Kentucky employer. Members of the Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance heard from insurance provider Aetna on Tuesday as the company moves forward with the merger which is under review by antitrust regulators. The companies announced on July 3 that Aetna, based out of Connecticut would buy Louisville based Humana for $37 billion. The new company would have... Read more 

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