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President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 10/09/2009 - President Barack Obama says he accepts the Nobel Peace Prize as a "call to action" to work with other nations to solve the world's most pressing problems. Meanwhile others are asking, "He won, for what?"

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Religious Libertree

Posted: 10/09/2009 - Christmas is still more than two months away but the debate over the “true” meaning of the holiday is already heating up. Check out this latest Stoplight video from Focus on the Family’s Stuart Shepard.

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Expanded U.S. 119 picking up speed

Updated: 10/09/2009 - Harlan is the only county in the state without a major four-lane highway. Leaders in my hometown want the project to start with widening the road from Harlan to Pineville. A move most will agree is vital to the county’s economic future.

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Rasmussen Poll: More Findings

Posted: 10/07/2009 - Here are more findings from the latest Rasmussen Reports Tracking Poll that you may find interesting

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Rasmussen poll: Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race is “tough fight”

Posted: 10/06/2009 - A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Kentucky is shaping up as a battleground state in next year’s U.S. Senate race. If the election were held today, the poll shows Lieutenant Governor Daniel Mongiardo might lose to either of the two Republican frontrunners.

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Congressman Rogers: Bringing Terrorist to U.S. for trial is "Insane!"

Updated: 10/06/2009 - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers says the detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba should stay where they are. In a speech on the House floor, Rogers said, “the American people don't want terrorists in their hometowns.” You can listen to the speech here.

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More school: President Obama would curtail summer vacation

Updated: 09/29/2009 - Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. The President says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.

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President Obama’s weekly address: Iran will be held accountable

Posted: 09/28/2009 - President Obama issued a warning to Iran regarding a secret nuclear facility. But Iran has not budged. In fact, today Iran wrapped up a two-day show of miliarty might by test firing missles capable of carrying warheads up to 1,200 miles.

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Where does truth end and stereotyping begin?

Updated: 09/26/2009 - I’ve received numerous calls and emails today regarding an Associated Press report on the death of a census worker. The complaints deal with what some consider the reports “unfair characterization” of Eastern Kentucky. Many say the national media is once again using a “broad brush” to paint the Appalachian region. I will withhold my opinion for now. But here are the facts:

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Rand Paul is my guest on Issues & Answers

Updated: 09/25/2009 - Rand Paul is seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. This Republican Primary could get interesting and the national media is giving it some attention. What would you like to ask the Rand Paul? I ’ll use some of your questions when I sit down with Rand Paul Monday at 7pm.

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Senator McConnell blasts government “Gag Order”

Posted: 09/24/2009 - Senator Mitch McConnell is blasting President Obama’s administration over a “gag order” that prevents health insurers from telling their customers that the proposed health reform legislation could hurt seniors and jeopardize their Medicare benefits. The Senate Minority Leader calls it an “outrage” and an attempt to “stifle free speech.” “Shut up the government says. Don’t communicate with your customers. Be quiet and get in line.” You can watch Senator Mitch McConnell’s entire speech here.

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Jim Bunning catches some z’s

Updated: 09/23/2009 - U.S. Senator Jim Bunning’s untimely catnap during a Senate Finance Committee meeting on health care reform is generating quite a bit of conversation and giggles.

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Tom Leach: Voice of the UK Wildcats on Issues & Answers

Updated: 09/22/2009 - The voice of the UK Wildcats, Tom Leach, will be in Hazard this Thursday (September 24th) to promote his new book on Wildcat football coach Rich Brooks. He will also stop by WYMT to tape a special edition of Issues and Answers.

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GOP weekly address: Lawmaker warns against health care changes

Posted: 09/21/2009 - Republican Congresswoman Sue Myrick is a breast cancer survivor. She says although it took six doctors and lots of tests to find her breast cancer, the process only took a few weeks. Myrick warns the Democrats health care overhaul will cause delays in treatment. She says, "when it comes to life-threatening diseases like cancer, delay could mean death.”

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