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Showdown set on unemployment bill in Senate

Posted: 01/07/2014 - Senate Democrats are scratching for votes to pass a White House-backed bill that would renew unemployment benefits that lapsed last month for the long-term jobless.

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Feds want 27 months in prison for Farmer

Posted: 01/03/2014 - Federal prosecutors want a 27-month prison sentence for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and for him to pay $120,500 in restitution to the state.

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Ky. lawmakers file brief in case before high court

Posted: 12/16/2013 - Kentucky's U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen have inserted themselves into a Supreme Court case, filing a legal brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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Boehner takes on critics on his right

Posted: 12/12/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner is fed up with critics who say he and his GOP colleagues aren't conservative enough.

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Local option tax to be discussed by Ky. mayors

Posted: 12/12/2013 - A forum with northern Kentucky's mayors will explore a proposed constitutional amendment that would give Kentucky cities and counties the authority to impose a local sales tax.

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US job openings reach 5-year high

Posted: 12/10/2013 - U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed.

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Ky. activist to discuss Syrian weapons

Posted: 12/05/2013 - The director of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation's Chemical Weapons Project was invited to join a delegation in coordinating the disposal of Syria's weapons.

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Panel doesn't make recommendations in report

Posted: 12/03/2013 - A panel reviewing child deaths and severe abuse cases has approved its first annual report without including recommendations on how to improve Kentucky's child protection system.

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Former Ky. lawmaker, Callahan, dies at 74

Posted: 12/02/2013 - Jim Callahan, who served as a state representative for northern Kentucky's 67th District for 18 years until his retirement in 2004, has died. He was 74.

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