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11:49 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler to Skip DNC, Says Decision Isn't Political

Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year.  Chandler, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is facing Republican Andy Barr in his re-election bid.

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2:17 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Former Kentucky Lawmaker Dies

Former Republican state representative DeWayne Bunch has died from head injuries sustained last year.  Bunch was a first-term lawmaker when he was injured breaking up a fight at Whitley County High School, where he was a teacher.  He went through months of surgeries and recovery in Lexington and in Atlanta.

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11:21 am
Wed July 11, 2012

Democratic Leader's Role Questioned in Hiring of State Prison Worker

The Personnel Board will consider whether a state merit worker hired after getting an endorsement from a Democratic lawmaker will get to keep his job at an eastern Kentucky prison. 

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Politics
11:08 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Kentucky Woman to Cast Ballot for First Time in Over Eight Decades

Margaret Harris hasn't voted in an election in 84 years. But she intends to on November 6. The 105-year-old Harrodsburg resident was born 14 years before American women got the right to vote.

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3:55 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Legislator Wants to Lift Kentucky's Election Day Alcohol Law

A Northern Kentucky lawmaker will again try to reverse a ban on alcohol sales on election days. Democratic Representative Arnold Simpson will present his proposal to an interim legislative committee Friday.

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1:54 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

John Gregg: Indiana Should Do More to Protect Vulnerable Young People

Indiana’s Democratic candidate for governor wants increased protections and assistance for at-risk children. Former House Speaker John Gregg is criticizing outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for putting too much emphasis on cost-saving.

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10:23 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Conservative Kentucky Group Launching PAC

A new conservative think tank in Kentucky is expanding its political influence outside of its usual lobbying efforts. The Commonwealth Policy Center is a fiscally and socially conservative group. Now, the group has launched a sister political action committee, the Commonwealth Policy PAC, to influence elections.

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1:28 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Health Care and Abortion Issues at Top of Agenda for Kentucky Catholic PAC

A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky. The Kentucky Catholic PAC was founded by Louisville attorney Vince Heuser after the May primary elections.

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11:33 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Kentucky Lawmaker Presses Governor to Refuse Medicaid Expansion Under ACA

The top Republican in the state House is urging Governor Beshear to opt Kentucky out of one of the costliest provisions of the federal health care law. The Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gave states the legal right to refuse an expansion of Medicaid.

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10:27 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Libertarian Plans to Enter Second District Congressional Race

A Libertarian candidate from LaRue County says he is planning to run for the Second  District U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. Craig Astor, the former Chairman of the LaRue County Republican Party, says he will make his candidacy official next Monday.

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