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4 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

Does lack of NKY money mean McConnell's support down?

Does lack of NKY money mean McConnell's support down? Tea party distaste for McConnell cited as Democrat raises twice as much here Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tQwJWK While the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky remains close, one party's candidate has far outraised the other in conservative Northern Kentucky in the past two ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky, Kenton, KY

17 hrs ago | Floyd County Times

Eroding wages and continued lack of jobs mark Labor Day in Kentucky

More than five years after the recession officially ended, Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, according to a detailed new report released today by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy .

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

CNN

Mitch McConnell, Democrats and a secret tape

A secret audio recording of their biggest election year target -- Sen. Mitch McConnell -- talking to a donor summit arranged by the Koch brothers, the Democrats' 2014 bogeymen.

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

WKYT

UK invests in "Bioeconomy" as way to create jobs

The University of Kentucky is the recipient of a multi-million dollar effort to invest in what's called the bioeconomy.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, University of Kentucky

CE News

Southeastern state DOTs honored for projects

Six transportation projects in the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials region received top honors in the America's Transportation Awards competition for improving safety and mobility, reducing traffic congestion, excellence in emergency response and saving taxpayer dollars.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Florida, Florida Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Middlesboro Daily News

KYTC eager to 'adopt' your student's ideas

Students across the commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2015.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Kentucky leader pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme

Circular saws squealed and construction workers hammered away on buildings, part of this Appalachian area's painstaking recovery from a deadly 2012 tornado.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News

ABC News

Romney to Raise Money for McConnell in Kentucky

Mitt Romney is coming to Kentucky to raise money for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, the latest in a string of high-profile politicians getting in on one of the country's most competitive midterm races.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Floyd County Times

Crowdfunding bill eyed to boost investment, job growth

With the goal of making it easier for Kentuckians to invest in new or growing businesses across the state, state Rep. Steve Riggs said Monday he will file legislation that would bring crowdfunding to the commonwealth.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Floyd County Times

Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark...

This is the second in a series, Women Leading Kentucky Health, of stories about four high-ranking female state officials who have guided the state's embrace of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Health Insurance, US Governors, Steve Beshear

WMKY-FM Morehead

KEEC to host meeting at MSU

The Kentucky Environmental Education Council will seek input on the 2014 Environmental Education 5-Year Master Plan from all stakeholders interested in environmental education as it will host a meeting Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in 209 Combs Building on the Morehead State University campus.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Morehead State University

WDRB-TV Louisville

Kentucky ranked 4th best state in U.S. for entrepreneurship

After being near the bottom a year ago, Kentucky's entrepreneurial climate is now one of the best in the nation.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Steve Beshear, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance

WFIE-TV Evansville

Your Daily Drive for Monday, August 25

Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have been installing a new pre-fabricated culvert between Wright Lane and Cypress Cemetery Lane.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Right-to-work could help replace lost coalfield jobs

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

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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

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

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

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