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4 hrs ago | National Journal

Kentucky Senate Race Marked by Dueling Complaints

The Kentucky Democratic Party said Friday it was filing a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee, asking for an investigation into Sen. Mitch McConnell treating the CEO of Delta Air Lines to breakfast in the Senate Dining Room and then receiving $10,000 from him and his wife a week later.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Barack Obama

7 hrs ago | News Democrat

Right-to-work's hand up better than government handouts

As a result of increased pressure achieved by a perfect storm of increasing competition from other energy sources along with the Environmental Protection Agency's mandate that Kentucky reduce its CO2 emissions by 18 percent within the next 15 years, thousands of Kentucky coal miners - and myriads more who supply and serve them - have lost their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Employment / Labor Law, Opinion

11 hrs ago | CalorieLab Calorie Counter News

Fruits on the Ground: Thoughts about a War on Obesity

If you've been unhappy of late with the state of your health or your weight or your physical condition, at least take some consolation from the fact that you don't live in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Medicine, Diabetes, Insulin (generic), Humulin, Novolin, University of Kentucky

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, California, California Government, Kentucky

The Washington Post

Morning Plum: Can Dems defend expanding coverage to poor in red states?

Ever since embattled Dem Senator Mark Pryor went up with a new ad discussing his cancer and touting his vote for the health law as the right thing to do, critics have pointed out that he failed to name the whole law in the spot, so the ad doesn't really count as a full-throated defense of it.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Entertainment

Washington Examiner

Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell 's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, 2012 Presidential Election, Harry Reid, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Road work by mall begins Monday

As part of the Olivet Church Road widening, Paducah Water will close a section of Ring Road around Kentucky Oaks Mall between Sears and Old Navy starting Monday.

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WLKY-TV Louisville

30th anniversary of Kentucky's first heart transplant recognized

An exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair is recognizing the 30th anniversary of the first heart transplant performed in the state.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kidney Cancer, Health

WLKY-TV Louisville

Ohio River Bridges Project construction on schudele

Construction on the Ohio River Bridges Project is on schedule, but details about tolling plans are still up in the air.

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State Journal

Lane switch on Wilkinson begins today for 3 weeks

Traffic will be moved to the southbound lanes of Wilkinson Boulevard between Mero Street and Hill Street beginning today, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Republicans have no concern about services for rural people

The GOP wants to shut down our post offices. Many rural Kentucky citizens depend on their post office for mailing in their bill payments each month.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cincinnati.com

McConnell, Grimes agree to debate on KETMcConnell, Grimes agree to...

McConnell, Grimes agree to debate on KET McConnell, Grimes to debate on KET Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1oOIPjD Sen. Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will debate one another on Kentucky Educational Television less than one month before the Nov. 4 election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Salon

Report: Creationist organization up for taxpayer-funded payout discriminates against non-creationists

Over the weekend, an op-ed ran in the Lexington Herald-Leader pointing out some potentially discriminatory employment requirements for Answers in Genesis' Ark Encounter, being built in Kentucky - especially given the fact they may receive $18 million in tax incentives from the state.

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Switched

Mitch McConnell Will Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes In October

Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate nominee, and Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks at the Fancy Farm picnic on August 2, 2014 in Fancy Farm, Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Fancy Farm, KY, Louisville, KY, Tom Coburn

Courthouse News Service

Sweat Lodge May Be in Kentucky Prison's Future

Death-row inmates in Kentucky may deserve access to a sweat lodge and buffalo meat to perform American Indian religious ceremonies, the 6th Circuit ruled.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

Medical News

Three southern governors tout Medicaid expansion benefits

Also, a report says Wisconsin is leaving more than $206 million on the table by not fully expanding its Medicaid program, BadgerCare.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Kentucky

Mon Aug 18, 2014

News Democrat

Protecting our infants act

Kentucky has a growing prescription drug abuse and heroin abuse problem, and the scope of the problem is shocking.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Opinion

The Hill

Grimes tone turns negative against McConnell

Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes went on the attack against Sen. Mitch McConnell in a new ad Friday that targets the senator for increasing his own wealth while voting for harmful economic policies.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Kos

Grimes took my advice in new McConnell Ad

In a diary I wrote on July 29, 2014, I had a suggestion for Alison Lundergan Grimes in her race against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Liberal Political News

Washington Times

Governors tout benefits of Medicaid expansion

Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Kentucky, Steve Beshear

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