Kentucky GOP still hasn’t given up Steve Wynn funds despite a promise

by Thomas Novelly, Louisville Courier Journal – The Kentucky Republican Party blasted Democrats to return donations from disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein but has yet to deliver on its own promise to donate $10,000 received from controversial casino mogul Steve Wynn. Kentucky GOP spokesman Tres Watson told the Courier Journal on Tuesday that the party is working on donating the Wynn money,…

Fmr. Secretary of State Trey Grayson weighs on McGrath chances, House elections and Democratic candidates for governor

by Don Weber –  FLORENCE – Former Secretary of State and Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President Trey Grayson believes that Amy McGrath’s win over Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the 6th Congressional District Democratic primary was the result of effective campaign ads as well as having the voters embrace her political outsider role. McGrath…

How a McDonald’s receipt crippled an elite Louisville drug-fighting team

by Beth Warren, Louisville Courier Journal – An elite Louisville task force that intercepted shipments of heroin and other illegal drugs at UPS’ worldwide hub has been disbanded following a police scandal. (April 2017) Terry Lipshetz/Courier Journal | Wochit Narcotics Detective Kyle Willett made the 10-minute drive to a McDonald’s drive-thru for sweet tea and cheeseburgers before returning…

WKU regents will consider 4 percent tuition hike, operating budget Friday

By AARON MUDD amudd@bgdailynews.com –  Western Kentucky University students will have to shell out more tuition dollars if the university’s Board of Regents approves a proposed 4 percent increase Friday. A proposed tuition and fees schedule said the rate for resident undergraduate students would increase from $5,101 to $5,301 per semester. The rate for nonresident undergraduate…