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 […]

Paul Defends GOP Fundraiser

By Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate says he’s not breaking a campaign promise by attending a Washington, D.C. fundraiser Thursday evening. Rand Paul said during the primary campaign he would not accept donations from congressional Republicans who voted for the bank bailout. But he now says circumstances have changed. […]

Profile: U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper

To mark the 100th anniversary of the state Capitol building, WFPL and Kentucky Public Radio are spotlighting some of the top statesmen and women of the past century, influential politicians who served the commonwealth in Frankfort or Washington — or both.

In this report, Kentucky Public Radio’s Charles Compton profiles the late U.S. Senator John Sherman Cooper.

Hillary Clinton To Speak At U of L

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will deliver a speech in Louisville next week. The University of Louisville says Clinton will speak Friday, April 9th as part of the McConnell Center’s spring lecture series.                The center, named for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, has drawn some high-profile speakers to Louisville, including former Secretary of State Colin […]

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 […]

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 […]

McConnell Chao Archives Open At U of L

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and his wife, former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, have formally dedicated an archive at the University of Louisville that houses their collected papers and personal memorabilia. The 7,000 square foot facility is located in U of L’s Ekstrom Library. McConnell, a U of L graduate, is Kentucky’s longest […]

Sen. McCain Speaks At U Of L

U.S. Senator John McCain is calling on President Obama to make a quick decision to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. During a Veterans Day talk at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center, the Arizona Republican said the president has had three months to mull a request from his Afghanistan commander for reinforcements, and the slow […]

McCain To Speak At U Of L

UPDATE 10/30/09:  All the tickets for this event have been distributed. U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona will speak at the University of Louisville next month. Dr. Gary Gregg, the director of U of L’s McConnell Center, says the former G-O-P presidential nominee will deliver a public talk on the morning of November 11.   […]

McConnell Says GOP, Democrats Still Far Apart On Health Care Details

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says more spirited debate lies ahead as health care overhaul legislation makes its way through his chamber. The Senate Republican Leader says GOP lawmakers agree with Democrats that a change in the system is necessary, but there are still many fundamental differences over specific steps and how to pay […]