Kentucky House Delegation Supports Bourbon Bill

The entire Kentucky delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives supports a bill to change the federal tax code to benefit the commonwealth’s bourbon industry. Lawmakers contend there is inequality in the Internal Revenue Service because bourbon is aged and must be carried in storage for extended periods compared to other distilled spirits. Introduced by Congressmen… Continue reading Kentucky House Delegation Supports Bourbon Bill

EKU Gaining Support to Host Presidential Debate

Several federal and state elected officials have joined together to support Eastern Kentucky University’s bid to host a debate during next year’s presidential campaign. A package sent by university officials to the Commission on Presidential Debates includes strong letters of support from Democratic and Republican leaders, namely U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Sen.… Continue reading EKU Gaining Support to Host Presidential Debate

Chandler Slams Barr for Supporting Ryan Plan

In a statement released on his campaign website, U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., accuses Republican Andy Barr of supporting a “radical agenda to end Medicare” as a way to balance the federal budget. Barr announced his candidacy earlier today, setting up a potential rematch between the 37-year-old Lexington attorney and three-term incumbent. In 2010, Barr… Continue reading Chandler Slams Barr for Supporting Ryan Plan

Barr Will Face Chandler in Rematch

After losing by less than 700 votes in last year’s general election, Republican Andy Barr will challenge Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler again in 2012. The 37-year-old Lexington attorney is a rising star in the Kentucky GOP ranks and surprised political observers by coming within a razor-thin margin of beating Chandler, a popular incumbent and son… Continue reading Barr Will Face Chandler in Rematch

Updated: Chandler Opposes Clean Water Act Expansion

Joining over a hundred members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., has signed a letter against the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to expand their jurisdiction over U.S. waters. Drafted by Congressman Bob Gibbs, R-Oh., the letter is in response to a “Clean Water Protection Guidance”, a draft by the EPA and the Army Corps… Continue reading Updated: Chandler Opposes Clean Water Act Expansion

McConnell, Chandler Tour Chemical Weapons Storage Site

From Charles Compton, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond The media tagged along as U-S Senator Mitch McConnell and Congressman Ben Chandler toured the Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County, Kentucky Tuesday. They visited the construction site of a plant which will one day destroy the depot’s chemical munitions.                  The two lawmakers watched as workers poured a… Continue reading McConnell, Chandler Tour Chemical Weapons Storage Site