McConnell Undecided On Auto Bailout

U-S Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says he’s not sure yet which approach he supports to help the nation’s domestic automakers out of their financial predicament. The leaders of GM, Ford and Chrysler have been making their case this week in Washington for a $34 billion government bailout. McConnell and his Capitol Hill colleagues will […]

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 […]

McConnell Re-elected To Leadership Post

U-S Senator Mitch McConnell has been re-elected to a two-year term as the chamber’s Minority Leader. That will make McConnell the highest ranking Republican in Washington when the 111th Congress convenes next year and Democrat Barack Obama becomes the 44th president. McConnell says Capitol Hill Republicans are disappointed in the results of the November election […]

McConnell Confident He'll Be Re-elected Minority Leader

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he’s confident he’ll win re-election to his post as the chamber’s Minority Leader later this month despite GOP losses in Tuesday’s election. McConnell told reporters in a Wednesday conference call that he expects to have “ovewhelming support” from his Republican colleagues for another term. He also pledged his cooperation for […]

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 […]

McConnell and Lunsford Square Off at Kentucky Farm Bureau

U. S Senate candidates Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford squared off today in Louisville. The Meet the Candidates Forum at the Kentucky Farm Bureau was their first debate-style meeting. The candidates were asked questions about national farm policy, health care and energy, but their answers kept coming back to the same theme: experience. As the […]

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 […]

McConnell, Lunsford Trade Barbs At Fancy Farm

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh U-S Senator Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford squared off Saturday at the 128th Fancy Farm picnic in far western Kentucky. Senator McConnell won the coin toss and opted to go second, which gave Bruce Lunsford, who was making his first appearance on the Fancy Farm stage, his […]

House Package Includes Louisville VA Hospital Funding

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a military spending measure that includes $45 million to begin work on a new Veterans Affairs Health Center in Louisville. The money is intended for design and site acquisition for a new facility, which has an estimated total price tag of $700 million. The funds were requested by […]