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Grimes distances herself from Obama on key issues

Posted: 07/18/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes spoke to reporters in Louisville after giving a speech to a large gathering of county leaders from across Kentucky. She announced her candidacy earlier this month.

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Palumbo enters field vying for sixth district Democratic nomination

Posted: 07/18/2013 - The race to try and unseat sixth district Republican Congressman Andy Barr is beginning to take shape with another Democrat entering the field. Lexington business man Joe Palumbo announced Thursday morning he is a candidate for the Democratic nomination.

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Yarmuth predicts hard-hitting campaign by Grimes

Posted: 07/17/2013 - U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth said Monday that Alison Lundergan Grimes will soon take the fight to McConnell in what's shaping up as the most costly race ever in Kentucky.

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McConnell & Grimes to attend Fancy Farm picnic

Posted: 07/17/2013 - The Fancy Farm picnic will be the backdrop for an early face-off between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is kicking off her campaign just a few days before the event.

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Grimes announces U.S. Senate run

Updated: 07/01/2013 - There had been speculation for months as to whether or not she would make a run for McConnell's seat.

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Rand Paul testing 2016 waters during SC visit

Posted: 06/28/2013 - Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he's hoping to show people in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina that he can appeal to a broad audience.

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High court strikes down federal marriage provision

Updated: 06/26/2013 - The court invalidated a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday that has prevented married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and retirement benefits that are generally available to married people.

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US Attorney recused from McConnell taping case

Posted: 06/21/2013 - U.S. Attorney David Hale says was recused from the case by the Justice Department after his name had been mentioned publicly as a possible federal judicial nominee.

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Hemp movement gains new leader

Posted: 06/15/2013 - Efforts to revive the industrial hemp crop here in Kentucky will be spear-headed by a new chairman.

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Former Miss America unhappy with GOP attack

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Former Miss America Heather French Henry has voiced her displeasure with a GOP statement calling her a "bottom-of-the-barrel pick" to run for U.S. Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell.

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Tea party wins round in health care reform lawsuit

Posted: 05/23/2013 - The tea party has won the first round in a lawsuit that questions the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear set up last year by executive order.

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Garmer not ruling out Senate run

Posted: 05/18/2013 - Former Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Bill Garmer says he may run for U.S. Senate next year against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.

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Obama raises cash for Dems in New York

Posted: 05/13/2013 - NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama says he thought he might be able to break through Washington gridlock and partisanship when he won elections in 2008 and 2012, but it hasn't happened yet.

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Top agriculture official visits Washington about growing hemp

Posted: 05/11/2013 - Kentucky's Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Washington D.C. Friday. The Lexington Herald Leader reports Comer met with federal agencies, Republican leaders and White House officials about the possibility of Kentucky growing hemp.

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