Kentucky Senators Back White House Plan For Automakers

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky is among the Capitol Hill lawmakers opposed to a government bailout of the automotive industry. Bunning says the Big Three automakers need to prove they can become financially viable or else they’ll soon be back in Washington asking for more money. “Alternatively, I don’t want to see people losing… Continue reading Kentucky Senators Back White House Plan For Automakers

Bunning Calls Bailout Plan "Un-American"

The proposal by the U.S. Treasury Department to rescue the country’s financial industry is drawing sharp criticism from Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator. Senator Jim Bunning calls the $700 billion bailout plan “un-American” and says it would replace the free market system with socialism. The Republican says he doesn’t buy the argument that the country would… Continue reading Bunning Calls Bailout Plan "Un-American"

Energy Costs Discussed At Farm Gathering

The high cost of energy was a common theme in remarks from the state’s top elected officials during the annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast today. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear told farm leaders gathered at the fairgrounds┬áthat the state’s agriculture industry will play a larger role in helping the country become energy independent, as… Continue reading Energy Costs Discussed At Farm Gathering

Kentucky Politics Front and Center At Fancy Farm

More than a century ago, farm families in a small Catholic parish in far western Kentucky began holding a fall harvest picnic. When politicians started showing up and giving stump speeches, attendance grew. Now, as Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh reports, the annual Fancy Farm Picnic draws thousands. Tiny St. Jerome parish in rural Graves… Continue reading Kentucky Politics Front and Center At Fancy Farm