McConnell Will “Likely” Seek Seventh Term

by ASSOCIATED PRESS –  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek a seventh Senate term in 2020. McConnell, appearing on WKYT-TV’s “Kentucky Newsmakers” program that aired Sunday, said he’s “at the top of…

Sen. Rand Paul says that he is the best candidate to protect Kentuckians from government intrusion

by Don Weber, @DonWeber_cn2 – LEXINGTON – Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul told a gathering in Lexington on Wednesday that he believes that his race against Democratic nominee Jim Gray is all about who will do a better job of protecting Kentucky’s citizens from burdensome government intrusion. Paul, has spent the last 2 weeks crisscrossing the state putting on…

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…