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8:47 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Federal Ruling is 'Martial Law' Against Marriage, Says Family Foundation of Kentucky

Kent Ostrander
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A federal judge's ruling striking down Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage undermines voters authority to define marriage as they see fit.

That's according to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and anti-gay rights activists with the Family Foundation of Kentucky, who lashed out at a court decision Tuesday against the Kentucky's gay marriage ban.

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12:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Kentucky Conservatives Claim Victory After Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling

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Conservative leaders in Kentucky are praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Monday that closely held corporations can opt out of providing contraceptives under the health care law.

The case was brought by Hobby Lobby, a family-owned business and national chain, which has religious objections to the provision.

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5:04 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Elizabeth Warren: Alison Lundergan Grimes Will Be A 'Fighter' for Kentucky

Elizabeth Warren
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Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes received a boost from a leading Democratic woman who is also taking on Republican Mitch McConnell across the country.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts visited the University of Louisville on Sunday to stump for Grimes and reform efforts of the country's student loan system.

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5:10 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Listen: 'Misidentified 4' Say They Have Lost Faith in Louisville Metro Police

(From left to right) Shaquazz Allen, Jerron Bush, Tyrone Booker Jr., and Craig Dean
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When a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict 20-year-old Craig Dean and his cousins on felony robbery charges Tuesday, it was the end of a months-long  nightmare.

On March 22, Dean and his three cousins Shaquazz Allen, 18,  Jerron Bush, 21, and Tyrone Booker Jr., 19, were sitting on the front porch of a west Louisville house after deciding to play video games rather than drive around town.

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12:01 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Alison Lundergan Grimes Shares Student Loan Plan Ahead of College Affordability Rally in Louisville

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky
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Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes unveiled a plan Friday that she says will help make college more affordable and ease student loan debt for over a quarter-million Kentucky students.

The plan continues Grimes' push to strike an economic populist chord with voters. It also comes ahead of a weekend rally in Louisville featuring U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, who has slammed Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell for blocking similar legislation.

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9:01 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Brent Spence Bridge Project Funding Is Washington's Responsibility, Ky. Lawmaker Says

The Brent Spence Bridge
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Northern Kentucky business and labor leaders want the $2.6 billion renovation of the Brent Spence Bridge funded in any way possible, but many state lawmakers aren’t willing to support one option—tolls—in an election year.

There's just not much money for new infrastructure, with a state highway trust fund poised to dip into the red pending federal inaction, and road receipts projected to decline in the future due to high gas prices and more fuel efficient cars.

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5:40 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Federal Grant Aims to Speed Up Broadband in Kentucky Schools

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Kentucky is poised to receive federal grant money to improve broadband speeds in public schools.

The Federal Communication Commission’s E-rate program already provides more than $2 billion annually to schools across the U.S. to modernize Internet accessibility.

Now that the FCC has pledged an additional $2 billion for the next two years, Kentucky educators are poised to get a $22 million slice of that pie.

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2:57 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Mitch McConnell All But Dares President Obama to Visit Kentucky

President Obama
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During a floor speech Thursday morning, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell invited President Obama to visit Kentucky.

The White House is kicking off a number of "Day in the Life" trips across the country this week in an effort to put a face on the struggling middle-class, and to get Obama out of the Oval Office bubble.

Calling the visits a public relations stunt, McConnell all but dared the president talk with Kentuckians about his agenda.

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12:07 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor

Jack Conway
Credit Kentucky Attorney General's Office

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's campaign for governor received endorsements Thursday from three leading state Democrats.

Conway picked up the support of former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, former State Auditor Crit Luallen and current U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the campaign announced. 

"I am humbled to receive the endorsements of three people who have been so dedicated to standing up for Kentuckians and fighting for the working men and women of our Commonwealth," Conway said in a news release.

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9:00 am
Thu June 26, 2014

What Do Indiana Lawmakers Say About Judge's Ruling Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage Ban?

Rep. Todd Young, a Republican whose district includes Southern Indiana.
Credit U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. District Judge Richard Young's ruling Wednesday that the Indiana's laws banning same-sex marriage were unconstitutional brought a mix of reaction from Indiana leaders on the state and federal level.

Almost immediately after Young's ruling, the Indiana attorney general's office announced it would appeal the decision—a move fully supported by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

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