More Kentucky Articles

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • Court won't overturn death sentence for Ky. man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to overturn the death sentence of a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky. The justices ruled 6-3 that Robert Keith Woodall was not entitled to a new sentencing hearing despite his claim...

  • Bourbon authors to attend Kentucky receptions

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Books about bourbon are becoming almost as common as bourbon brands themselves. Seven prominent bourbon authors will be featured at evening receptions next month in Louisville. The receptions will coincide with a five-day event called the Kentucky Bourbon Affair, which...

  • Louisville extends deal with adidas

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has extended its longtime partnership with sportswear maker adidas, which will continue outfitting its 23 athletic programs and include additional uniforms for the Cardinals' football team. The five-year contract worth a projected $39 million through 2018-19...

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Kentucky counties in 2013

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say annual unemployment rates rose last year for 57 of the state's 120 counties but dropped for 51 counties. Meanwhile, the rates for 12 counties stayed the same from 2012 to 2013, and Kentucky's rate of 8.3 percent was also unchanged during the...

  • Court upholds convictions in Ky. oil drilling scam

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two brothers who defrauded millions of dollars from thousands of investors in an oil and gas drilling scheme lost a bid Tuesday to have their convictions and sentences overturned. The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that prosecutors presented enough evidence...

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes outraises Mitch McConnell in first quarter

    As the Senate's top-ranking Republican, Mitch McConnell has plenty of fundraising might behind his re-election bid in Kentucky this year. But, as the Democrat who might take McConnell down, so does Alison Lundergan Grimes.

  • In Kentucky senate race, brewing clash over sexual harassment

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes under fire from Mitch McConnell for donations from alleged sexual harasser

    Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is going after Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes on women's issues. At issue is Tuesday's controversial Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission vote. Louisville's WFPL News reported that the commission came one vote short of reprimanding...

  • Ky. Lawmakers vote to offer bourbon tax credit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has more barrels of bourbon than it does people - and soon those barrels could be aging tax free. State lawmakers have voted to effectively eliminate a tax on aging barrels of distilled spirits in a nod to one of the state's signature industries that is quickly...

  • Kentucky court upholds verdict for cigarette manufacturer

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — A Kentucky appellate court has affirmed a trial court’s defense verdict in favor of asbestos-containing cigarette and filter manufacturers from the 1950s. In a 2-1 decision, Kentucky Court of Appeals Justice Joy A. Moore delivered the 60-page opinion...

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...

  • Rand Paul hopes NSA spying will top gay marriage for young voters

    Sen. Rand Paul hopes that his opposition to National Security Agency spying will allow him to unite conservative voters skeptical of President Obama and young voters who have trended Democratic in the last two presidential elections -- and he's got a speech that was well-received both at the...

  • Jon Stewart kicks off #McConnelling video mashups

    "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a lot of fun with Sen. Mitch McConnell's b-roll video footage released by his campaign this week. Stewart admitted Thursday that he was in a terrible mood until the clip came into his life, and shared some of his favorite mashups of the footage with...

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes headed to Chicago for fundraiser with Rahm Emanuel

    In an email obtained by the Washington Examiner, friends of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies, a public affairs firm based in Chicago, are invited to an event March 20 to donate to Grimes' campaign.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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