Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was introduced Thursday as the next president of Purdue University, quashing speculation that he would be tapped as a vice presidential candidate or a Cabinet appointee should Mitt Romney win the White House in November.
With no statewide races on the ballot this year, the Kentucky Democratic Party is focusing its efforts on the General Assembly. Republicans have made taking over the state House a priority and have pledged to raise $1 million dollars to do so.
Two members of the Kentucky General Assembly have refused to be paid for a week long special legislative session held earlier this year. The two lawmakers have returned nearly $7,000 to the State treasury.
The wife of Kentucky Senate President David Williams is considering a bid for state attorney general in 2015. Former district court judge Robyn Williams told the Lexington Herald-Leader she's "gotten a lot of encouragement" but hasn't made a decision about whether to run.
The Senate Republican leader wants to renew an import ban on Myanmar to give the U.S. leverage to prompt further reforms in the military-dominated state. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced a resolution Tuesday that would renew sanctions for another year but would accommodate the Obama administration's waiver of restrictions on investment and financial services announced last month.
One of Kentucky's leading voices against child abuse is speaking out about abuse he suffered as a child. State Rep. Tom Burch is the chairman of the House Health and Welfare committee. Burch wrote a letter to the Lexington Herald-Leader that mentioned that he was sexually abused by a priest as a middle schooler and was also physically abused by his father.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor says the money involved in direct judicial elections is corrupting the legal system. At the Kentucky Bar Association’s annual convention in Louisville Wednesday, O’Connor—the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court—told hundreds of lawyers and judges that judicial elections are in direct conflict with the intent of American justice system.
As the Environmental Protection Agency begins its public forums on coal mining permits in Kentucky, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is rallying for coal to be a bigger part of the nation's energy portfolio.