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Government

  • Is Grimes up to unseating McConnell?

    By Amanda Van Benschoten, columnist
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    WALTON - Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to beat Mitch McConnell next November?
    That’s been the question on everyone’s minds in the four months since the first-term Democratic secretary of state announced she would run against the powerful Senate Republican Leader.

  • Mitch McConnell criticized for taking money from firm tied to health website

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and its glitch-stricken website, HealthCare.gov, repeatedly calling for repeal of the law "root and branch."

  • Rand Paul and James Comer might be Kentucky's next dynamic duo

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald Leader

    It was one of those full-body laughs where the person rears their head back.
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had just stood next to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in Louisville and praised Comer for returning $1.65 million to taxpayers when the Lexington Herald-Leader asked the senator what lessons he had learned from weeks of media scrutiny and criticism over multiple accounts of plagiarism.
    "Not everybody likes me," Paul said, cracking up.

  • Getting coverage

    Ever since the federal health exchanges became live on Oct. 1, national news reports have discussed people having difficulties trying to log into the system.
    Kentucky is one of a handful of states that created its own health insurance exchange, and that exchange, kynect.ky.gov, has largely avoided many of the technical issues that have affected the federal website.

  • Special-called tourism meeting this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 this afternoon, Nov. 13, at the Centre Square Convention Center, Room 300.

    The commission was scheduled to meet on Monday, Nov 11, but only three commissioners (Carlotta Brussell, Chairman Brad Lanham, David Winebrenner) were present, which meant the commission did not have a quorum, and therefore could not take any action.

  • Meet and greet with legislators tonight, tomorrow

    Meet-and-greet sessions with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be held tonight and tomorrow.
    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, the local legislators will meet with constituents at Bradfordsville City Hall in the Learning Center. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring your concerns and matters to discuss.
    Higdon and Mills will hold another session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Raywick City Hall.
     

  • A Ky. guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    By Molly Burchett
    Kentucky Health News

    Few laws have generated as much confusion, opposition or news coverage as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Despite the flood of news stories about the law widely known as Obamacare, there is still much confusion about it.

  • Social Security announces 1.5 percent benefit increase for 2014

    Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014, the Social Security Administration announced Nov. 1.
    The 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 57 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2014. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Grimes featured guest at Dems dinner

    Last week’s Marion County Democratic Party’s annual dinner also served as a campaign stop for U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes.
    “Can we move the state of Kentucky from team Mitch to team switch?” she asked the hundreds of partisans in attendance.
    “Yes,” they replied.
    “Mitch” is incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is up for re-election in 2014. McConnell is also facing a Republican primary challenge from Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.

  • County moving closer to E911

    Marion County and Lebanon city officials started their most recent attempt to acquire Enhanced 911 two years ago, and they are still inching closer to making the service a reality.
    “The stars have kind of aligned,” Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly told a joint meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court, the Lebanon City Council and emergency service representatives Oct. 24 at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.