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Congress looks at doing away with the $1 bill

Updated: 11/30/2012 - Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with dollar coins could save taxpayers $4.4 billion over the next 30 years.

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Rep. Hal Rogers to lead Appropriations Committee again

Posted: 11/28/2012 - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers -- known for his success in funneling federal dollars into his impoverished Appalachian district -- has been re-elected to a second term as chairman of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations.

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GOP divide surfaces early in 2014 Senate contest

Posted: 11/28/2012 - The latest squabble came within an hour of moderate Rep. Shelly Moore Capito's announcement Tuesday that she was running for West Virginia Democrat Jay Rockefeller's Senate seat in 2014.

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Rice to meet senators whose support she covets

Posted: 11/27/2012 - Officials said the discussions will focus on her much-maligned explanations of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

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Stumbo pegs higher ed funding on UPike status

Posted: 11/27/2012 - The Prestonsburg Democrat believes making the school a four-year state institution is the best way to improve access to higher education for students in Appalachia.

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Ky. Supreme Court to hear bid-rigging appeal

Updated: 11/26/2012 - Earlier this year, the Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling rejected an argument by contractor Leonard Lawson that his privacy would be invaded if the 1983 statement was released.

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Child deaths panel meeting set in Frankfort

Posted: 11/26/2012 - The Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel will look at practices of government agencies charged with preventing such deaths and injuries.

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Ashley Judd's grandmother skeptical of Senate run

Posted: 11/26/2012 - Polly Judd is skeptical of talk that her famous granddaughter, actress Ashley Judd, might run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Democratic challenger to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Petraeus due at Capitol for Benghazi questioning

Posted: 11/16/2012 - Petraeus is under investigation by the agency for possible wrongdoing, though that's not the subject of the closed-door hearings he is set to attend Friday.

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