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3 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

In what Frank Luntz calls the worst political ad of this cycle , Republican senate candidate Terri Lynn Land of Michigan sits idly by for 12 seconds---robotically sipping from a prop coffee mug, shaking her head, making goofy faces and looking at her watch---after tasking the viewer to think about some mysterious thing her opponent said about the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gary Peters, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Gay/Lesbian

9 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

Kentucky courts one step closer to online publica

Kentucky courts one step closer to online public access Boone, Campbell and Kenton in pilot project that will be expanded across the state.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kenton, KY, Kenton County, KY

9 hrs ago | Cincinnati.com

Angel investor bill shows persistence pays off

Could investors' gamble pay off in NKY? It took four years, but a tax credit that could transform the local economy is a reality.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Covington, KY, US Governors, Steve Beshear

Wed Jul 23, 2014

PolitiFact

Mitch McConnell: Says a new report shows the 'devastating tax hikes...

Will a looming tax on so-called "Cadillac" health insurance policies equate to a "devastating" tax hike on the middle class in Kentucky? Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign saw an opportunity to attack his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, on the second issue after a new report came out on the country's long-term ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Health Insurance, Health, Kentucky

News Democrat

Advancing job growth and improving workforce training inKentucky3:53 pm | 0

In this sixth year of the Obama Economy, unemployment and underemployment remain high in Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Eastern, KY, Employment / Labor Law, Jackson County, KY, Opinion

Lansing State Journal

Mom loses battle to keep brain-dead baby on life support

A brain-dead baby was taken off life support hours after a judge decided his mother cannot force a hospital to continue treating a legally dead child.

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Independent

61 state water plants recognized for performance

A Kentucky agency says 61 water treatment plants in the state consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water-quality standards.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

UNEVEN Varying taxes on boats need legislative remedy

Kentucky lawmakers are taking another look at how watercraft such as houseboats are taxed, and this time around, it appears that change is called for.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Opinion

Floyd County Times

CDC director makes house call to Eastern Kentucky3:28 pm | 0

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with four events in Eastern Kentucky.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Harold Rogers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Eastern, KY, Harold, KY, Kentucky

The Wichita Eagle

Grimes jabs McConnell on jobs issue in new TV ad

The 30-second ad airing across Kentucky seeks to capitalize on McConnell's off-the-cuff comments to an eastern Kentucky newspaper in the spring.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Beattyville, KY, Journalism, Putney, KY

WAVE-TV Louisville

Parole officer accused of violating ethics, having relationship with parolee

An employee of the Kentucky Department of Corrections is accused of violating the rules by having a relationship with an offender.

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Floyd County Times

A legislative perspective

Our country has achieved a tremendous amount over the last century, but to me, nothing means more than the gains we have made in the lives of our children.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Kentucky, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Opinion

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

An ideal platform for Kentucky governor

My friends and fellow Kentuckians, I am announcing today that I am not running for governor in 2015.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs, Marijuana, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

SFGate

Family hoping for justice 18 years after slaying

When it comes to degrees of cold cases, Kentucky State Trooper Dean Patterson considers the death of Bobbi Holman Williams among the warmer ones.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

State Journal

Health: Mosquito-borne virus potentially in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department for Public Health recently provided local health departments with the following media confirming Kentucky's first case of mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus, also called CHIKV.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lexington Herald-Leader

As University of Kentucky competes for top students, more lower-income kids left behind

Hannah Moore graduated from George Rogers Clark High School this year with all the right boxes checked off for college acceptance: a 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society member, cheerleader, and community volunteer.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, University of Kentucky, Family, Kids, Standardized Testing, Education, Eastern Kentucky University

Washington Times

McCarthy makes pitch for GOP-run Senate

The congressional logjam blocking action on problems holding back stronger economic growth would be broken if Republicans win control of the Senate in November, the new U.S. House majority leader said Saturday during a visit to assist Kentucky GOP candidates.

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Related Topix: US News, Kentucky, US Politics, Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois Government

Fri Jul 18, 2014

WEHT

McConnell, Lundergan Grimes Spar Over Women, College Debt

In a phone interview with Eyewitness News, democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has 'given up' on Kentucky women.

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

WAVE-TV Louisville

The REAL problem with Kentucky's drivers licenses

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has sent in paperwork that could get the state a federal extension and make our drivers licenses valid for restricted government areas.

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TheDailyBeast.com

How the Constitution May Screw Rand Paul

He's up for reelection in 2016, and under Kentucky law, he can't seek two offices.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Kentucky, Cory Booker, Joe Biden

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