McConnell, Bunning Comment On Passing Of Sen. Byrd

U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning of Kentucky released statements today on the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia at the age of 92. From Sen. McConnell: “It is with deep sadness that Elaine and I note the passing of a legendary Senate colleague, Senator Robert C. Byrd. Sen. Byrd combined a […]

Bunning Endorses Rand Paul To Be His Successor

Republican U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky has endorsed Bowling Green opthamologist Rand Paul to assume his seat in Washington, rather than his protege, Secretary of State Trey Grayson. Before announcing his retirement last year, Bunning had given Grayson his blessing to form an exporatory committee for a possible Senate run. Grayson, like Bunning hails […]

Yarmuth: Bunning "Holding Country Hostage"

By Rick Howlett U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky continues to draw criticism from Democrats and others for his refusal to support a $10 billion legislative package to fund various programs, including an extension of unemployment benefits. Bunning (pictured) says he’s not opposed to an extension of benefits or other elements of the bill, but wants […]

Lawmakers React To State of the Union Speech

Some local lawmakers on Capitol Hill issued statements in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address Wednesday night. Here are a few of them: From U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:“ The President is always welcome at the Capitol, especially at a time when there is so much important work […]

Grayson Files For U.S. Senate Seat

Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson has officially kicked off his campaign for the seat now held by U-S Senator Jim Bunning, who’s not seeking re-election.  The Fort Mitchell Republican signed qualifying papers and paid the filing fee at the State Capitol Thursday and then met with reporters. “I’m running for U-S Senate because I […]

U of L Research Projects Get Federal Funding

Three research initiatives at the University of Louisville are getting nearly $3 million in federal funds earmarked in the fiscal 2010 budget.                             U of L’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will receive 350-thousand dollars to study weather and climate.    Associate Professor Timothy Dowling […]

Kentucky Colleagues Praise Senator Kennedy

Members of Kentucky’s Capitol Hill delegation are paying tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy.    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called Kennedy “one of the giants of American political life.” McConnell invited Kennedy to speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center for Political Leadership in 2006. Kennedy told the audience that his family had a special […]

Local Republicans React to Bunning Announcement

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning will not seek re-election in 2010. The junior Senator from Kentucky cited a lack of fundraising in his press release sent out today. Bunning blames Republican Senate leadership, and specifically Kentucky’s senior senator, Mitch McConnell, for making his fundraising difficult. Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Brad Cummings he doesn’t know why […]