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Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a Democratic state senator from Atlanta, tells The Associated Press he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year.

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Beshear, Conway urge Kentuckians to avoid scams

Posted: 10/29/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway are warning consumers to beware of scam artists who might try to dupe them into divulging personal information on websites that mimic those where people can sign up for insurance policies.

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Obama urges Congress to spend more on education

Posted: 10/25/2013 - With budget talks set to resume next week, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to hammer out a spending deal that puts more money into education.

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McConnell urges TVA to keep coal-fired plant

Updated: 10/25/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has met with Tennessee Valley Authority President William Johnson to seek continued operation of the Paradise Fossil Plant, a coal-fired generator in Drakesboro.

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Beshear laments effects of government shutdown

Updated: 10/16/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear is pressing Kentucky's federal delegation to resolve the government shutdown, saying it's having negative effects on Kentucky families.

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McConnell adds nearly $2.3M to campaign account

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his overall fundraising total to $17.7 million for the election cycle.

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McConnell runs radio ad blaming Dems for shutdown

Updated: 10/11/2013 - Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.

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General Fund receipts rise 4 percent in September

Posted: 10/10/2013 - An increase in tax collections in September has provided a needed boost to the state's General Fund, which had been struggling with flat revenues in recent months.

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McConnell runs radio ad blaming Dems for shutdown

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.

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Carter: Feds need to invest in affordable housing

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Former President Jimmy Carter says he would work as harmoniously as he could with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to secure more federal funding for affordable housing if he were back in the White House.

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Shutdown prompts Dakota Meyer to consider run for Congress

Updated: 10/03/2013 - A former Kentucky marine who received the Medal of Honor, for his actions in Afghanistan, says he's thinking about a run for Congress. Especially after so many, including himself, are feeling the frustration over a lack of solutions coming from our nation's leaders.

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Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

Posted: 10/01/2013 - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation.

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Americans anxious, irritated as gov't shuts down

Updated: 10/01/2013 - A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country.

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Obama: Shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy

Updated: 09/30/2013 - President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.

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