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Bluegrass Poll: Kentuckians weigh in on President, issues

Updated: 07/28/2014 - A new Bluegrass Poll gives a report card for President Obama, reveals Kentucky's view on which party should control the U.S. Senate, and gauges the state's view on the recent Supreme Court ruling over health-care benefits regarding contraceptives.
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Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

Posted: 07/24/2014 - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.

UAW backs Grimes in Kentucky Senate race

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has picked up an endorsement from the United Auto Workers in her bid to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November election.

McConnell weighs in on border crisis

Posted: 07/11/2014 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has a solution to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors flocking to the U.S. border.

Eastern Kentucky gets $1 million grant

Posted: 07/07/2014 - A national community service organization is investing $1 million in eastern Kentucky to help the region recover from the downturn in the coal industry.

Heiner gave his campaign $4 million

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Hal Heiner donated $4 million to his campaign for governor last quarter as he seeks to give himself a huge cash advantage over his potential Republican rivals.

Grimes: McConnell opposes black lung benefits

Posted: 07/03/2014 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is committed to the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act - even though it includes provisions to help coal miners receive benefits for black lung disease.

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