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  • State auditor not required to do city oversight

    Some lawmakers are getting some heat from constituents about local government operations and what they see as too little oversight by the state.

    October 23, 2013

  • Not much movement on felon voting rights

    There was an air of anticipation preceding Tuesday’s meeting of the Joint Interim Committee on State Government which was to discuss restoring felons’ voting rights and the issue of requiring photo identification for voting in Kentucky.
    But when the meeting was over, few minds appeared to have changed from whatever point of view with which they began.
    The Democratic-controlled House has several times passed legislation that would automatically restore voting rights for felons convicted of non-violent or non-sexual crimes, but the legislation never got anywhere in the Republican-controlled Senate.

    October 22, 2013

  • Bevin endorsed by Senate Conservatives Fund

    Just as incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell seems to be turning his attention to his likely Democratic opponent, a conservative Republican group formed by former Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint endorsed McConnell’s Republican primary opponent Matt Bevin.
    The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Friday it is endorsing Bevin, claiming its members preferred Bevin in a SCF survey.

    October 18, 2013

  • Money for Ohio River dam project in budget bill

    A budget deal that ended a partial government shutdown included more than $2.8 million in funding for a troubled lock and dam project on the Ohio River, a crucial shipping route for goods out of the nation’s heartland.

    October 17, 2013

  • Beshear: Shutdown ‘devastating to Kentucky families’

    Kentucky’s Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell apparently worked out a deal with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, on Wednesday to end the federal government shutdown.

    That deal couldn’t come soon enough, according to a visibly frustrated Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who pilloried national lawmakers for allowing the shutdown which he said has been “devastating to Kentucky families.”

    October 16, 2013

  • PSC says Kentucky Power decision ‘puts closure on case’

    Kentucky Power Company has accepted the stipulations in a Public Service Commission order that allows the company to purchase half-interest in a West Virginia generating plant and close down its coal-fired Big Sandy facility in Lawrence County.
    Ranie Wohnhas, KPC managing director for regulatory and finance, announced the company’s decision on Monday.
    Under the PSC order, KPC will purchase half-interest in the Mitchell Power Plant located in Moundsville, W.Va., from Ohio Power Company. Both KPC and Ohio Power are subsidiary companies of American Electric Power.

    October 15, 2013

  • Grimes’ campaign trumpets $2.5 million quarter

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign said Tuesday she raised more money in the previous quarter than incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    October 15, 2013

  • Bevin talks ideas more than he politics

    Matt Bevin knows he’s going to have to convince a lot of Republicans it’s time for a change if he’s to unseat powerful five-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary.

    October 13, 2013

  • 10-10_Kenneth_Keith.jpg Pastor charged in triple murder attended two victims’ funeral

    A small-town pastor charged in a triple slaying at a central Kentucky pawn shop had attended the funeral of two of the victims, offering his condolences to relatives who thought he was a sympathetic mourner but now are sickened that he’s accused in the shootings.

    October 10, 2013 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 1 dead, 44 injured in Greyhound bus crash in Pennsylvania

    A Greyhoud bus plowed into the rear of a tractor-trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman passenger and injuring 44 others, state police reported.

    October 9, 2013

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