Comer Leads Gaskins in 1st District Fundraising

by JOHN NULL –  The latest fundraising totals in the race to become the next Representative of Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District show Republican James Comer with a large lead over his Democratic opponent, Sam Gaskins. Comer has taken in $826,099 in receipts, including a $100,000 candidate loan during the Republican primary. Gaskins, an Army veteran from Hopkinsville, has netted…

Proposed USDA rule would prohibit ‘soring’ of walking horses

by Curtis Tate –  McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will propose a rule Tuesday that would eliminate the practice of “soring,” used by some horse trainers but decried by animal welfare groups. Under the proposed changes, the department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service would screen, train and license the inspectors charged…

U of L trustees delay meeting on Ramsey ouster

by Andrew Wolfson, @adwolfson – Kentucky’s governor told the group, “I love America,” after the protester was removed from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees meeting. Marty Pearl, Special to CJ The new University of Louisville Board of Trustees has postponed a special session Tuesday to consider President James Ramsey’s resignation. Chairman Pro Tem Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman…

Ramsey resignation could be accepted Tuesday

by Andrew Wolfson, @adwolfson – Kentucky’s governor told the group, “I love America,” after the protester was removed from the University of Louisville Board of Trustees meeting. Marty Pearl, Special to CJ The new University of Louisville Board of Trustees has scheduled a special session Tuesday to consider President James Ramsey’s resignation. Chairman Pro Tem Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman…

Kentucky Sends 60 Delegates To DNC

by KARYN CZAR –  Kentucky is sending 60 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week. The convention kicks off on Monday and culminates on Thursday when Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party’s nomination for president. Clinton will face Republican nominee Donald Trump in November. Kentucky’s delegation includes nine African-Americans, two Latinos, one…

Frankfort Is Illuminated In Blue

by KARYN CZAR –  The support for police is visible today in Frankfort.  The State Capitol and Governor’s mansion are lit in blue in a show of solidarity for the men and women who work in law enforcement across the state. A unity march will take place on the Capitol steps tonight at 5:30 and Governor Matt…