Elaine Chao favored Kentuckians in meeting with officials seeking grants

The Transportation secretary met far more often with constituents of her husband Mitch McConnell than officials from any other state. By TANYA SNYDER, TUCKER DOHERTY and ARREN KIMBEL-SANNIT In her first 14 months as Transportation secretary, Elaine Chao met with officials from Kentucky, which her husband, Mitch McConnell, represents in the Senate, vastly more often than those from any…

The Bottom Line: More money needed for water and wastewater systems than government can provide

By Jacqueline Pitts, The Bottom Line FRANKFORT, Ky. — While the condition of roads and bridges seems to be top of mind for some citizens, other critical areas of infrastructure that can get overlooked are drinking water and wastewater. And the need for investment in that infrastructure is crucial, a national spokesman said recently. National Association of…

Murray State Professor Says Pensions, Jobs Likely To Be Discussed At Oct. 3 Gubernatorial Debate

By SYDNI ANDERSON A political science professor from Murray State University predicts pensions and jobs will be big topics at Kentucky’s first televised gubernatorial debate this Thursday in Paducah. Drew Seib said he thinks the pension issue will be unavoidable for Republican governor Matt Bevin and Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear at the October 3 debate.…