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10:25 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Wife of Kentucky GOP Leader Considers Race for Attorney General

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.

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12:14 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

NRCC Makes Early Investment in 6th District Congressional Race

The national group in charge of getting Republicans elected to Congress is investing $400,000 in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District.

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11:12 am
Tue June 12, 2012

McConnell: Don't Let Up on All Burma Sanctions Yet

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.

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9:11 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Influential Kentucky Lawmaker Reveals He was Sexually Abused as Child

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.

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2:36 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Sandra Day O'Connor Comes to Kentucky to Speak Out Against Money Involved in Judicial Elections

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.

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12:42 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

McConnell Continues to Aim Fire at EPA, with Environmental Groups Taking Aim at McConnell

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.

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10:16 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Somerset Voters to Determine Alcohol Issue

Somerset, Kentucky is currently the largest city in the Commonwealth without any kind of legal alcohol sales. A vote to be held on June 26th could change that situation.

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1:07 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

National Group Promoting Seperation of Church and State Wants to Open in Kentucky

The decade-old Secular Coalition for America lobbies for the separation of church and state on the federal level, and officials now want to bring those efforts to statehouses across the country. The SCA already has two chapters in other states and it plans to create 10 more soon.

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1:19 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Record Amont of Lobbying Dollars Spent in Frankfort This Year

Lobbyists have spent a record $8.6 million in Frankfort this year at a time when lawmakers were considering legislation to make some cold and allergy medications available by prescription only.

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12:29 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Liberal Group Opposed to ALEC Opening Shop in Kentucky

A national progressive organization that's pressuring Democrats to drop their memberships in a conservative nonprofit is now operating in Kentucky. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee has spearheaded several national campaigns, like the push to recall Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and with Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate bid.

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