Kenny Colston http://wfpl.org en Mitch McConnell Campaign Focuses on IRS Scandal in New Web Ad http://wfpl.org/post/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-focuses-irs-scandal-new-web-ad <p>A new online advertisement from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign focuses on the <a href="/term/irs">targeting of conservative groups by the IRS</a>—an issue the campaign says it's not going to let slip out of the public discourse.</p><p>The nearly three minute ad uses speeches from McConnell on the IRS issue before it became a national controversy, as well as media reports and testimony from IRS officials to Congress.&nbsp;</p><p>It also includes a sound bite from former President Richard Nixon speaking in an interview he did on the Watergate scandal during his term as president—a comparison between Nixon and President Barack Obama.</p><p>In an interview, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton says that &nbsp;neither the senator nor his campaign will allow the IRS targeting to stray too far away from the 24/7 news cycle nationally or in Kentucky.&nbsp;</p><p>"This is very important, that we get answers, that we get to the very bottom of this," Benton says. "And we set a very clear example and clear standard that people of various political backgrounds and stripes can come together and say "we're never going to accept this ever again."</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:37:49 +0000 Kenny Colston 5582 at http://wfpl.org Mitch McConnell Campaign Focuses on IRS Scandal in New Web Ad Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell Tied in Potential U.S. Senate Matchup http://wfpl.org/post/poll-alison-lundergan-grimes-mitch-mcconnell-tied-potential-us-senate-matchup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and potential Democratic challenger Alison </span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Grimes are tied in a new poll of Kentucky voters, though state Republicans are calling the results a "sham."</span></p><p>The poll, by Public Policy Polling, stated that McConnell and Grimes were each supported by 45 percent of Kentucky voters.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In April, a PPP poll showed Grimes trailing by 4 points. In December, she trailed by 7 points.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:12:33 +0000 Kenny Colston 5570 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell Tied in Potential U.S. Senate Matchup Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair http://wfpl.org/post/derrick-graham-picked-new-kentucky-house-education-chair <p>State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today.&nbsp;</p><p>Graham is a Frankfort native who recently retired as a social studies teacher at Frankfort High School. He is a well-known education advocate and previously chaired a budget subcommittee on education.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:18:17 +0000 Kenny Colston 5538 at http://wfpl.org Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election http://wfpl.org/post/poll-rand-paul-strongest-republican-iowa-voters-16-presidential-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among voters in the key primary state Iowa, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is the strongest Republican in the field of prospective 2016 &nbsp;presidential candidates, &nbsp;says a new poll by Quinnipiac University.</span></p><p>Kentucky's junior senator leads current Vice President Joe Biden by five points among Iowa voters— and he trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic frontrunner, by only four points.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 15:18:37 +0000 Kenny Colston 5531 at http://wfpl.org Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says http://wfpl.org/post/internet-sales-tax-bill-could-restore-some-state-budget-cuts-kentucky-group-says <p>Your online purchases could alleviate some of Kentucky's budget woes.</p><p>The federal legislation that allows states to collect sales taxes from more online retailers would benefit the Kentucky state budget, argues a policy group focused on economic policy.</p><p>If such legislation passed, Kentucky could gain $130 million to $200 million in revenue per year, the state's&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blue Ribbon Tax Commission has estimated.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 17:34:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 5516 at http://wfpl.org Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes http://wfpl.org/post/now-heather-french-henry-less-prominent-candidates-may-hurt-democrats-senate-hopes <p>Now it's Heather French Henry's turn.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former Miss America has joined a list of half a dozen party activists or leaders waiting for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison&nbsp;</span>Lundergan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Grimes to decide whether she'll run in 2014 against Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:32:26 +0000 Kenny Colston 5499 at http://wfpl.org Now Heather French Henry? Less Prominent Candidates May Hurt Democrats' Senate Hopes Bob Stewart Named Kentucky Tourism Secretary http://wfpl.org/post/bob-stewart-named-kentucky-tourism-secretary <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; ">Governor Steve Beshear has named a longtime tourism veteran to oversee the part of his administration that deals with travel and the arts.</span> Tue, 21 May 2013 20:50:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 5492 at http://wfpl.org Bob Stewart Named Kentucky Tourism Secretary Pharmaceutical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcement to Address Pill Abuse http://wfpl.org/post/pharmaceutical-company-helps-train-kentucky-law-enforcement-address-pill-abuse <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">A national pharmaceutical company is helping train Kentucky law enforcement on how to address prescription pill abuse in their communities.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Purdue Pharma helps produce some of the prescriptions often abused in Kentucky, including OxyCotin.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 17:43:39 +0000 Kenny Colston 5488 at http://wfpl.org Pharmaceutical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcement to Address Pill Abuse Kentucky Tea Party Groups to Protest IRS Offices http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-tea-party-groups-protest-irs-offices <p>Kentucky Tea Party groups are planning rallies Tuesday to protest the IRS targeting of <a href="/post/mitch-mcconnell-demands-white-house-investigate-irs-targeting-conservative-groups">Tea Party and conservative groups</a> for extra review.</p><p></p><p>Two of Kentucky's largest Tea Party groups will protests outside IRS offices in their respective areas: the Northern Kentucky Tea Party will protest in Cincinnati and Louisville's group will join southern Indiana groups to protest in Louisville.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:40:58 +0000 Kenny Colston 5469 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Tea Party Groups to Protest IRS Offices Tea Party Activist Sues Beshear Over Medicaid Expansion http://wfpl.org/post/tea-party-activist-sues-beshear-over-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tea party activist David Adams is again suing Gov. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This time it's over the Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The lawsuit aims at stopping Beshear from expanding Medicaid in Kentucky.</span></p> Sun, 19 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 5436 at http://wfpl.org Tea Party Activist Sues Beshear Over Medicaid Expansion