TARC Approves Fare Increases, Service Reductions Under Review

The board of directors for the Transit Authority of River City approved across-the-board fare increases that will take effect July 1 to help offset a projected $4.6 million budget shortfall. Base fare for a one-way trip will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and a monthly pass will cost $50 compared to the current $42 rate. […]

Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is commending Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for backing the state of Montana in a case that revisits the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. Two years ago, justices in a 5-to-4 majority rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme […]

McConnell Camp Sets Forceful Tone in First Web Ad

The campaign to re-elect Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has released a strong web ad praising the Republican lawmaker for standing up against President Obama for the past four years. The 3 minute video is entitled “Refuse to be Defeated”, and documents McConnell’s opposition to the president’s agenda in a positive light. It begins […]

Indiana Democrats Question Ellspermann’s 2008 Primary Vote

The Indiana Democratic Party is taking an early swing at state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, who was picked as Congressman Mike Pence’s running mate on Monday. In 2010, Ellspermann’s candidacy for her state House seat was challenged after she incorrectly claimed to have voted in the 2008 GOP primary. Ellspermann later admit she voted in […]

Pence Names Freshman State Lawmaker as Running Mate

Republican Congressman Mike Pence has named freshman state Rep. Sue Ellspermann, R-Ferdinand, as his running mate in the Indiana governor’s race. The announcement was made Monday morning via e-mail to supporters and in Ellspermann’s hometown. Pence and Ellspermann plan to tour the state today and make stops in Evansville, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. If Pence […]

Rash of Violence Impacts District 1 Race

A brazen shooting in the Parkland neighborhood is having an impact on the race for the Louisville Metro Council District 1 seat in the final days of the campaign. Last week, six people were shot and three died in a spree of shootings in the west Louisville district that made national headlines. In the wake […]

Ackerson Squares Off Against Tea Party Challenger in District 18

In the Louisville Metro Council District 18 race, Republican voters will choose between incumbent Jon Ackerson and Tea Party activist Marilyn Parker in Tuesday’s primary. The race has caught local attention after the majority of GOP council members endorsed Parker over Ackerson. Council Republicans have said Ackerson has sided with council Democrats too often on […]

McConnell Scolds Obama, Urges New Debt Limit Talks

Appearing on CBS’s Face The Nation on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to “become the adult” and lead the conversation on the debt and deficit reduction plans. Republican leaders used the Sunday morning shows to push for spending cuts as part of any deal to increase the national debt limit. […]

Noise & Notes Podcast: The Kentucky Primary

Though the Republican presidential race ended long before the May 22 primary, there are still some elections worth watching from the Metro Council to Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Locally, the even-numbered council districts are up, but the special District 1 election has gained the most attention with incumbent Attica Woodson Scott facing four strong challengers. […]