Committee Selection Highlights Ongoing Rift Between Paul, McConnell

While media outlets are focused on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest gaffe, few noticed he was passed over for a coveted committee slot by fellow Kentucky Republican and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who selected a junior colleague instead. The decision by McConnell marks a widening rift between the commonwealth’s two Senators and another diss to […]

Rumsfeld to Visit Fort Campbell

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will visit Fort Campbell, Kentucky to sign copies of his New York Times best-selling memoir, Known and Unknown, later this month. Rumsfeld served twice as defense secretary, first under President Gerald Ford and subsequently President George W. Bush.  He has been visiting military bases around the country to […]

Rogers Proposes $45.7 Billion in Federal Spending Cuts

Setting up another budget battle for the coming fiscal year, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has offered a bill that proposes cutting another $45.7 billion from domestic spending and foreign aid. The plan would slash almost every area of the federal government except for defense spending, which would give […]

McConnell, Paul Support State Request For Federal Assistant

In a joint letter to the secretary of agriculture, Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have expressed their support for Governor Steve Beshear’s request for additional federal disaster relief for the commonwealth’s agrarian communities. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul sent the message to  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday, asking for immediate assistance […]

Frankfort Prison to Become State Police Training Academy

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has decided to close a minimum security prison and make it a training academy for Kentucky State Police. Beshear says the state no longer needs the Frankfort Career Development Center, which houses 205 low-risk inmates. “Our inmate population has dropped, more than 1600 inmates, between February 15, 2008 and April 20 […]

Berea City Council Considering Fairness Law

Members of the Berea City Council will hold a public forum Tuesday to consider amending a local ordinance that would extend civil rights protections to residents based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. In Kentucky, only Louisville, Lexington and Covington have those laws on the books and gay rights groups have tried unsuccessfully to […]

Obama Addresses Troops at Fort Campbell

Addressing military service members at Fort Campbell, President Barack Obama honored the special operations team that killed 9/11 terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Joined by Vice President Joe Biden, the president arrived to thank the soldiers after having a private meeting with members of the Navy SEAL team that killed the al-Qaeda founder. It was […]

Obama to Address Troops at Fort Campbell

Days after a successful mission that killed al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama will address military service members at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Friday. It will be Mr. Obama’s first visit to the commonwealth since being elected president. The base is home to several military units, including the 101st Airborne Division and the […]

Update With Audio: Moffett Says Abortion is Murder

Losing a key pro-life endorsement to state Senate President David Williams, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett flexed his socially conservative views in a recent questionnaire sent out by the Associated Press. The Louisville businessman, who is backed by the Tea Party, didn’t pull any punches on the issues and equated abortion with murder. From the […]

KDP Renews Call That Farmer Reimburse State for Luxury Suites

Criticisms of Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and his use of state money continue despite him donating portions of his salary to charity. On Tuesday, Farmer, who is running for lieutenant governor in the Republican primary, apologized for refusing to participate in furlough days, which helped fill the state’s budget deficit. The Kentucky Democratic Party […]