More Kentucky Articles

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Mitch McConnell flubs: 'Losers make policy, and winners go home'

    The Senate's top Republican, put a new, inadvertent twist on that motto during a recent campaign stop in Kentucky.

  • Kentucky business unspooled as feds closed in

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louis Joseph Brothers used sales of military-grade electronics to Hong Kong to boost the revenue for his business, then resigned from the company he founded when federal investigators started questioning the sales and the company fell apart. Brothers walked away from...

  • Billionaire to pay $1.5M fine for Kentucky mines

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice has reached a $1.5 million settlement with Kentucky officials over dozens of violations at several of his coal mines in eastern Kentucky. The agreement between Justice and the state's Department for Natural Resources is a reduction...

  • New federal mining rule survives court challenge

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — New federal rules that labor officials say could save lives at dangerous mining sites have survived a court challenge from mining industry groups. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by the National Mining Association and other...

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • Kentucky business owners arrested in federal probe

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A pair of northern Kentucky business executives have been arrested and charged with illegally sending restricted military grade electronics components to China. FBI Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall says Louis and Rosemary Brothers of Union, Kentucky, were...

  • Ky. AG obtains fine against Tantus Tobacco

    Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced a judgment on Wednesday against a Russell Springs-based tobacco manufacturer that allegedly violated federal contraband cigarette laws. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Joseph McKinley approved a...

  • Ky. appeals court affirms $1.6M award in pre-bankruptcy case against Garlock

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that a jury’s $1.6 million award was proper in a former smoker’s asbestos case alleging lung cancer. Judge Donna L. Dixon delivered the Aug. 1 opinion in the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case, which was on remand from the...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 13

    A new poll out of Kentucky finds Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. leading Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points. Public Policy Polling released the poll Tuesday that showed McConnell with a 44 percent to 40 percent lead over Grimes.

  • McConnell holds slim lead in Kentucky Senate race (for now)

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., currently holds a four-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the left-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling. The longtime Republican senator leads Kentucky's secretary of state in the polls 44 percent...

  • Mitch McConnell tops Alison Lundergan Grimes in new poll

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. finds himself ahead of his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points in a new poll released Tuesday.

  • Gay marriage bans undergo scrutiny in four states

    Gay marriage bans in four states will be significantly tested Wednesday when a three-judge panel will hear arguments on challenges to the laws -- the latest in a slew of lawsuits against similar laws nationwide since last summer.

  • Bill Clinton, Alison Lundergan Grimes team up in Kentucky once again

    Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky Wednesday.

  • Two red states had the sharpest drops in uninsured rate

    Arkansas and Kentucky have had the biggest reductions of uninsured adults since the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans have health insurance took effect in January, a new poll shows.



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