In a joint letter sent to the White House Monday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul urged President Obama to support a request for a major disaster declaration for Kentucky after a number of deadly tornadoes struck the commonwealth. Last week, an outbreak of storms caused damage to several towns,… Continue reading McConnell, Paul Urge President Obama to Support Disaster Declaration
An Ohio-based organization is planning to run ads in Kentucky supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, but it’s unclear who is funding the group. Restoring America registered with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Monday, but little else is known about the group other than its Ohioan supporters and a filing address listed at… Continue reading Outside GOP Group Running Ads for Williams
A veteran state employee has alleged in a letter delivered to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office Monday that some government workers were threatened with termination if they did not contribute to Democratic Governor Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign. Rodney Young is a psychologist with the Department of Juvenile Justice and made the accusation in a… Continue reading Whistleblower Alleges Intimidation From Beshear Administration
In the first poll of the 2011 Kentucky gubernatorial election, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear holds a strong 21-point lead over Republican challenger and state Senate President David Williams. During the primary campaign, early polls showed Williams trailing the governor by a smaller margin, but since then Beshear has launched a number of radio and television… Continue reading Poll Shows Beshear With Big Lead Over Williams
Citing a heavy personal workload and family obligations, Jefferson County Democratic Party Chairman Tim Longmeyer will resign in June. Longmeyer will officially step down at the party’s next meeting once the executive committee selects a new chair. He highlighted the elections of Governor Steve Beshear, Congressman John Yarmuth and Mayor Greg Fischer as chief accomplishments… Continue reading Longmeyer to Step Down as Jefferson County Democratic Party Chair
First Lady Jane Beshear is one of the most ardent supporters of the bill, which raises the state’s drop out age from 16 to 18 by 2016. The measure has twice cleared the House, only to die in the Senate. It passed the House for a third time last week, on an 87-13 vote, but still awaits a committee assignment in the Senate. That frustrates Mrs. Beshear.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson have announced their seven selections for a bi-state panel to oversee the Ohio River Bridges Project. Here’s today’s press release from the governor’s office: FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2009)—Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today appointed the seven Kentucky members of a bi-state authority… Continue reading Beshear, Abramson Appoint Bridges Panel Members
Kentucky’s economic woes continue. The current state budget deficit could be larger than anticipated and there may be even more red ink ahead. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh assesses the state’s grim financial picture.