Phillip M. Bailey http://wfpl.org en Rand Paul Will Outline His Agenda For Minority Voters In National Urban League Address http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-outline-his-agenda-minority-voters-national-urban-league-address <p>Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul speaks before the National Urban League this Friday to outline an agenda relevant to minorities.</p><p>In a one-on-one interview with WFPL Thursday morning, Paul previewed a speech that will focus on criminal justice reform, school choice, and economic freedom zones.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:56:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9835 at http://wfpl.org Rand Paul Will Outline His Agenda For Minority Voters In National Urban League Address Alison Lundergan Grimes Presses Mitch McConnell to 'Change Tune' on Outsourcing Jobs Bill http://wfpl.org/post/alison-lundergan-grimes-presses-mitch-mcconnell-change-tune-outsourcing-jobs-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Senate candidate Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes is urging Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell to "change his tune" on a proposal that would end tax breaks for U.S. companies that ship jobs overseas.</span></p><p>The statement made Wednesday continues a debate between Grimes and McConnell over Kentucky jobs, which has been the subject of their dueling ads this week.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9832 at http://wfpl.org Alison Lundergan Grimes Presses Mitch McConnell to 'Change Tune' on Outsourcing Jobs Bill Kentucky Unaffected By Contradictory Health Care Rulings http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-unaffected-contradictory-health-care-rulings <p>A <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-appeals-court-panel-deals-major-blow-to-health-law/2014/07/22/c86dd2ce-06a5-11e4-bbf1-cc51275e7f8f_story.html">pair of conflicting appeals court rulings about the Affordable Care Act</a> issued Tuesday will not impact Kentucky's implementation of the federal overhaul, state officials told WFPL.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:28 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9829 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Unaffected By Contradictory Health Care Rulings D.C. Lawmaker Challenges Ky. Congressman Thomas Massie to End Gun Prohibition on Capitol Hill http://wfpl.org/post/dc-lawmaker-challenges-ky-congressman-thomas-massie-end-gun-prohibition-capitol-hill <p>A fellow member of Congress challenged Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie on Tuesday to propose legislation allow firearms on Capitol Hill.</p><p>Last week, Congressman Massie, whose district spans Ashland to east Louisville, targeted Washington, D.C.'s gun laws, introducing an <a href="http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/local/revised-massie-dc-gun-amendment/1132/">amendment to the 2015 D.C. Appropriations</a> Bill to block the city from enforcing its firearm restrictions.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:53:08 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9826 at http://wfpl.org D.C. Lawmaker Challenges Ky. Congressman Thomas Massie to End Gun Prohibition on Capitol Hill Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official http://wfpl.org/post/despite-senator-rand-pauls-suggestion-fort-knox-won-t-house-immigrant-children-says-hhs <p>Unaccompanied immigrant children taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border will not be coming to Fort Knox in Kentucky.</p><p>That’s according to an e-mail from the U.S. Department Health and Human Services sent to WFPL, which contradicts a statement Monday by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., at a business event in Louisville.</p><p>Speaking at the Kentucky Chamber Business Summit, Paul said the federal government was sending some of the children who had been apprehended to the Kentucky military installation.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:59:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9818 at http://wfpl.org Despite Senator Rand Paul's Suggestion, Fort Knox Won’t House Immigrant Children, Says HHS Official Mitch McConnell's Aid to Mississippi Republican Incumbent Angers Kentucky Tea Party Activists http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnells-aid-mississippi-republican-incumbent-angers-kentucky-tea-party-activists <p>After serving on the Daviess County Republican Party's leadership team for almost three years, Owensboro native Barbara Knott had enough.</p><p>She resigned on July 10 and the reason was simple; Knott cannot support Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell this fall.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:51:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9810 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell's Aid to Mississippi Republican Incumbent Angers Kentucky Tea Party Activists Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender David Patterson Gets Closer to Making November Ballot http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-kentucky-senate-contender-david-patterson-gets-closer-making-november-ballot <p>The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is close to completing its effort to have a candidate on the ballot this fall for U.S. Senate.</p><p>The Libertarian Party announced Thursday that its candidate, <a href="http://david4senate.com/">42-year-old David Patterson of Mercer County</a>, appears poised to be able to take on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, providing voters with a third option.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:26:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9809 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender David Patterson Gets Closer to Making November Ballot Centre College Makes Pitch for Hosting Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate http://wfpl.org/post/centre-college-makes-pitch-hosting-kentucky-us-senate-debate <p>Centre College wants to host the first debate between Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes.</p><p>The university announced Thursday that it's partnering with AARP Kentucky and Louisville TV station WAVE-3 News to present a debate on Sept 3.</p><p>Though the stage is set, it's unclear if the candidates will be there.</p><p>The McConnell and Grimes campaigns have been unable to come to an agreement on any debates, instead jousting through the media over locations or format.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9790 at http://wfpl.org Centre College Makes Pitch for Hosting Kentucky U.S. Senate Debate Louisville Council Democrats Reprimand Johnson Aide For Disparaging Council Member http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-council-democrats-reprimand-johnson-aide-disparaging-council-member <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Metro Council Democratic Caucus has reprimanded an aide to Caucus Vice Chair Dan Johnson for making disparaging comments about a council member, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ccording to documents obtained by WFPL</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The memorandum, issued June 24, said Johnson must provide a corrective plan for legislative aide Bryan Mathews to follow.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:52:41 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9788 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Council Democrats Reprimand Johnson Aide For Disparaging Council Member Kentucky Independent Ed Marksberry Ends U.S. Senate Bid http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-independent-ed-marksberry-ends-us-senate-bid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Independent U.S. Senate candidate Ed </span>Marksberry<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is ending his effort to be on the Kentucky ballot this fall.</span></p><p>In a Thursday announcement, Marksberry, an Owensboro contractor, said he will stop collecting the needed signatures to run as an independent against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:48:32 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9786 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Independent Ed Marksberry Ends U.S. Senate Bid