Andy Barr http://wkyufm.org en Bi-Partisan Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of Bourbon Whiskey Declaration http://wkyufm.org/post/bi-partisan-resolution-marks-50th-anniversary-bourbon-whiskey-declaration <p><br />Two members of Kentucky’s Washington delegation are marking the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the date congress formally recognized bourbon whiskey as a distinct American product.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/story/politics-blog/2014/05/09/bourbon-recognized-as-distinct-us-product-50-years-ago/8911567/" target="_blank">Courier-Journal</a> reports Representatives John Yarmuth, a Democrat and Andy Barr a Republican, have introduced a resolution recognizing the importance of bourbon to the Bluegrass State.&nbsp;<br /><br />Bourbon was a $2 billion dollar industry in 2010. Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon comes from Kentucky and the industry employs some 9,000 Kentuckians.<br /> Fri, 09 May 2014 22:16:17 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 47829 at http://wkyufm.org Bi-Partisan Resolution Marks 50th Anniversary of Bourbon Whiskey Declaration Barr Officially Sworn In Thursday as New U.S. Congressman http://wkyufm.org/post/barr-officially-sworn-thursday-new-us-congressman <p>Republican Andy Barr will be sworn in as the newest member of Congress from Kentucky Thursday afternoon in Washington. Barr, a Lexington attorney, won election in November over Democrat incumbent Ben Chandler in a contentious race to represent Kentucky's 6th Congressional district.</p><p>Barr will serve on the House Committee on Financial Services, which he says he considers a top tier assignment. He said he'll be able to use the committee assignment to work on solving Kentucky's job crisis by pushing to lift regulations that are preventing community banks from making needed loans to individuals and small businesses.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:25:45 +0000 Associated Press 24348 at http://wkyufm.org "Nastiest Congressional Race" Ever in Kentucky Coming Down to the Wire http://wkyufm.org/post/nastiest-congressional-race-ever-kentucky-coming-down-wire <p>Democratic U.S. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr make their first face-to-face meeting on a TV show Monday after months of name-calling in what ranks as one of Kentucky's most mean-spirited congressional races ever. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:53:57 +0000 Associated Press 21396 at http://wkyufm.org "Nastiest Congressional Race" Ever in Kentucky Coming Down to the Wire Democrats See Reason for Hope in Kentucky's 6th District House Race http://wkyufm.org/post/democrats-see-reason-hope-kentuckys-6th-district-house-race <p>Kentucky's 6th Congressional District has added more than 8,000 new Democratic voters over the past two years while losing nearly 4,000 Republicans, a shift that would appear to favor Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in his re-election bid against GOP challenger Andy Barr. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:20:38 +0000 Associated Press 20867 at http://wkyufm.org Democrats See Reason for Hope in Kentucky's 6th District House Race Video: Coal Miners Again in Spotlight in Kentucky Congressional Race http://wkyufm.org/post/video-coal-miners-again-spotlight-kentucky-congressional-race <p>Coal miners are continuing to be the subjects of TV political ads in a Lexington-based congressional district that has no mines. Republican challenger Andy Barr went up Wednesday with another such ad in which miners, their faces covered in coal dust, criticize 6th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 14:39:30 +0000 Associated Press & Kevin Willis 20149 at http://wkyufm.org Barr Uses Coal Issues to Contrast President Obama and Mitt Romney http://wkyufm.org/post/barr-uses-coal-issues-contrast-president-obama-and-mitt-romney <p>Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr focused on coal in his national debut at the Republican National Convention. Barr is running against Congressman Ben Chandler in Kentucky’s Sixth District, which covers much of the central part of the state. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:10:04 +0000 18236 at http://wkyufm.org Revised RNC Schedule Still Gives Kentuckians Speaking Slots http://wkyufm.org/post/revised-rnc-schedule-still-gives-kentuckians-speaking-slots <p><font size="2">The schedule shuffling at this year’s Republican National Convention won’t cost any Kentucky politicians their speaking slots. With the first day’s events canceled due to Tropical Storm (soon to be Hurricane) Isaac, at least two Kentucky speakers were in danger of being knocked off the </font><font size="2">schedule</font> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 19:34:24 +0000 18156 at http://wkyufm.org Republicans Postpone Beginning of Convention, Impacting Speeches by Paul and Barr http://wkyufm.org/post/republicans-postpone-beginning-convention-impacting-speeches-paul-and-barr <p>Republicans are working to reschedule their convention events and speeches after canceling the first day of the massive rally in Tampa, FL. Party leaders decided the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac was too great to continue with Monday's opening day of the convention. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:28:22 +0000 Kevin Willis 18096 at http://wkyufm.org Republican National Convention Speaker Schedule Features Paul, Barr http://wkyufm.org/post/republican-national-convention-speaker-schedule-features-paul-barr <p>Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is scheduled to speak in prime-time on the opening night of next week’s Republican National Convention. A schedule released by the national party shows the Bowling Green Republican will take the stage not long after the 7:45pm start of the evening session next Monday. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:20:22 +0000 Kevin Willis 17764 at http://wkyufm.org