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McConnell Ready To Take Fight To Democrats

Posted: 04/26/2008 - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he's ready to take the fight to his next challenger as the four-term incumbent awaits the Democratic nominee for the fall campaign.

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Obama, Clinton Back On The Campaign Trail

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Exuding fresh confidence after her Pennsylvania primary win, Hillary Rodham Clinton turned attention Wednesday to contests in Indiana and North Carolina and pressed her case that she can still win the Democratic presidential nomination despite the odds against her.

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Senator John McCain Visits Eastern Kentucky

Updated: 04/23/2008 - It was standing room only Wednesday at the old Martin County Courthouse as hundreds gathered to hear Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain speak.

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Beshear Open To Special Legislative Session

Posted: 04/18/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear says he would consider calling a special session if lawmakers can agree beforehand on a way to strengthen the state's financially troubled pension system for public employees.

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Lawmakers Face Tough Issues In Final Two Days

Updated: 04/14/2008 - With little time remaining to reach a compromise, lawmakers still are wrangling over a proposal to establish tougher ethical standards for high-ranking state officials.

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Beshear Pronounces Casino Bill Dead

Updated: 03/27/2008 - Gov. Steve Beshear says a proposal to legalize casinos in Kentucky will not pass in the current legislative session.

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House Looking To Raise $800 Million In New Revenue

Posted: 03/03/2008 - House lawmakers are likely including a boost in Kentucky's cigarette tax as part of a plan to raise nearly $800 million over two years to help the state's droopy finances, Speaker Jody Richards said.

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Kentucky's May Primary Could Prove Important In Presidential Race

Updated: 02/15/2008 - Kentucky's May Primary may seem a like long way off, but some political thinkers predict votes in this state could have much more sway than in years past. They say that is especially true in the Democratic race, because it has become so close.

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Clinton Wins New Mexico's Democratic Caucus

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton finally won the popular vote in New Mexico's Democratic caucus and picked up one extra delegate Thursday, nine days after Super Tuesday voting ended.

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Former GOP Candidate Romney Endorsing McCain

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Republican campaign dropout Mitt Romney agreed Thursday to endorse Sen. John McCain for the party's presidential nomination and ask his national convention delegates to swing behind the likely nominee, according to officials familiar with the decision.

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Fletcher Takes On New Role As Hospital Consultant

Posted: 02/14/2008 - Dr. Ernie Fletcher, former Governor of Kentucky, has teamed up with Pikeville Medical Center to enhance the hospital’s highly recognized Wellness Program, promote healthier lifestyles and advance the medical care for Kentucky’s citizens.

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Obama Wins Maine Democratic Caucuses

Posted: 02/11/2008 - Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in Maine presidential caucuses Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state's Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for municipal gatherings.

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Changes Proposed To Give Ky. Voters More Say

Posted: 02/10/2008 - Beginning with Iowa and New Hampshire, states across the country have lined up to be courted by presidential hopefuls looking to occupy the Oval Office.

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Congress Sent Economic Aid Plan To President Bush With Tax Rebates For Many

Posted: 02/07/2008 - Congress, facing the prospect of an election-year recession, passed an emergency plan Thursday that rushes rebates of $600 to $1,200 to most taxpayers and $300 checks to disabled veterans, the elderly and other low-income people. President Bush indicated he would sign the measure.

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Special Election Coverage: 30th District Senate Race

Posted: 02/05/2008 - One of the two races we're following tonight is the 30th District Senate race. That race has Republican State Representative Brandon Smith facing an old rival, Democrat Scott Alexander. The seat opened up when Daniel Mongiardo became lieutenant governor.

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