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Rand Paul faces possible Libertarian challenge, staff shake-up

Updated: 06/02/2010 - A week after a come-from-behind victory over the GOP's establishment candidate in a Kentucky Senate primary, Rand Paul is facing a possible challenge by the Libertarian Party and is shaking up his staff after comments he made about racial segregation caused a firestorm.

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Rogers blast EPA’s “war on coal”

Posted: 05/26/2010 - 5th District Congressman Hal Rogers called on President Obama to “tell the EPA to stop its political attacks on coal. Now is the time to put politics aside so thousands of citizens in Appalachia can return to work.”

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GOP launches “America Speaking Out”

Posted: 05/26/2010 - House Republicans launched the America Speaking Out website saying this “is your opportunity to change the way Congress works by proposing ideas for a new policy agenda.”

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Rasmussen Poll: 63% favor repeal of health care law

Updated: 05/25/2010 - A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows support to repeal the national health care law is at an all time high. 63% of voters now favor repealing the law that was signed into law by President Obama in March.

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Congressional Report: EPA jeopardizing 18,000 coal jobs in Appalachia

Updated: 05/25/2010 - A new congressional report suggest nearly 18-thousand coal mining jobs, that’s roughly one in every four in the Appalachian region, is at risk of being eliminated by the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to give permit applications for surface mines extra scrutiny.

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Paul pledges tea party loyalty in Ky. Senate race

Posted: 05/19/2010 - Tea party favorite Rand Paul, fresh off his GOP Senate primary victory, said he does not plan to change his message even as Democrats suggested he is a fringe candidate who will make an easy target in November.

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WYMT Mountain News Election Coverage

Posted: 05/18/2010 - After you vote, I hope you will make plans to watch WYMT’s Election Night Coverage. We are the only television station devoted to covering Eastern Kentucky politics.

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Paul extends lead over Grayson

Updated: 05/13/2010 - Rand Paul continues to build his lead over Trey Grayson for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. A new WHAS/Courier Journal Bluegrass poll shows Paul opening up a 16-point lead in the final week of the campaign with 11-percent of likely voters still undecided.

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Mongiardo and Conway are neck and neck

Posted: 05/13/2010 - Daniel Mongiardo and Jack Conway are neck and neck as they head into the home stretch for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. A new WHAS/Courier Journal Bluegrass poll shows Mongiaro clinging to a slim one point lead with 12-percent of voters still undecided.

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Grayson picks up conservative endorsements

Posted: 05/12/2010 - Trey Grayson picked up the endorsement of the Conservatives of America. Meanwhile, Rand Paul picked up the endorsement of a prominent Republican fund-raiser, former Ambassador Cathy Bailey.

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Senior citizens told they can't pray before meals

Posted: 05/12/2010 - Believe it or not, a group of senior citizens was told they could not pray before their meals. In what some have a called a “ridiculous decision”, Georgia Senior Citizens, Inc. said because the organization receives federal money “it violates federal rules” to pray before meals.

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Wendell Ford endorses Conway for U.S. Senate

Posted: 05/11/2010 - Former Governor and longtime Senator Wendell Ford is throwing his support behind Jack Conway in the Democratic Primary for U.S. Senate. Conway’s campaign says the endorsement is “huge” and calls it a “game changer.”

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