RNC http://wfpl.org en Barr Focuses on Coal in RNC Speech http://wfpl.org/post/barr-focuses-coal-rnc-speech <p>Republican Congressional candidate Andy Barr focused on coal in his national debut at the Republican National Convention.</p><p>Barr is running against Congressman Ben Chandler in Kentucky’s Sixth District, which covers much of the central part of the state. In a short speech at the convention today, Barr repeatedly said President Barack Obama doesn’t care about coal issues.</p><p>In contrast, Barr says he and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney do care about the coal industry in Kentucky.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:25:29 +0000 Kenny Colston 1480 at http://wfpl.org Barr Focuses on Coal in RNC Speech Paul: There is a War Over The American Dream http://wfpl.org/post/paul-there-war-over-american-dream <p>Days before his <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-speak-republican-convention">speech at the Republican National Convention</a>, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is warning Americans about a "war going on" between those who respect the Constitution and those who do not.</p><p>Paul delivered the message in the GOP weekly address on Friday, and says many of the country's problems could have been resolved over the past two years if President Obama had worked with congressional Republicans.</p> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:35:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1457 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Republicans Land Big Roles at National Convention http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-republicans-land-big-roles-national-convention <p>Kentucky Republicans are getting high-profile positions at next week's national convention in Tampa, Florida while their Democratic counterparts are either skipping their party's convention or have not been offered speaking slots.</p><p>The event is set to begin August 27, and RNC organizers announced Monday that U.S. Sen. Rand <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/rand-paul-will-speak-republican-convention">Paul is delivering his keynote speech</a> in prime time on the first day of convention. Paul is scheduled to speak around 7:45 p.m.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 20:31:20 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1385 at http://wfpl.org