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Andy Beshear

Kentucky GOP Approves Review Of Attorney General’s Office

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear launched his campaign for governor last month. Thursday, the Senate Republican Caucus announced a state-funded review of the contracting procedures in the Attorney General’s office. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll insisted those two things are not related. But the final report on Beshear’s office is due… Read More

Jim Justice

Rural Counties Under Stress From Justice Companies’ Unpaid Taxes In Several States

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In October, 2016, NPR, Ohio Valley ReSource and its partners reported that West Virginia billionaire coal baron Jim Justice, who was running for governor as a Democrat, owned companies that owed roughly $15 million in overdue taxes and mine safety fines. This week, Gov. Justice, who is now a Republican, made an announcement about those taxes. “I think we… Read More

Attempted Media Merger Ends With Lawsuit


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NEW YORK (AP) — The $3.9 billion buyout of Tribune Media by Sinclair collapsed Thursday, ending a bid to create a massive media juggernaut that could have rivaled the reach of Fox News. Tribune Media Co. said Thursday that it is suing Sinclair for breach of contract and at least $1 billion in damages, according… Read More

Dissecting Alternative Rock With Columbus’ Cordial Sins

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The Cordial Sins are raucous-yet-tuneful alternative rock group hailing from Columbus. With dreamy, affected vocals from Liz Fisher and snarly, educated licks from guitarist Corey Dickerson, it’s no wonder that the mid-Ohio outfit has been receiving increasing attention for their sound, which hints at a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the oft-maligned genre of… Read More

Check Scam Warning


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is warning residents about a fake check scam. Morrisey says in a news release his office’s consumer protection division has received reports of consumers receiving counterfeit checks in the mail, including several in Lewis County. Because the checks bounce if cashed, the consumers are later… Read More

Bourbon Recovery Update:


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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The collapse of a Kentucky distillery’s warehouse last month has crews still cleaning up and trying to salvage roughly 18,000 barrels of aging bourbon. News outlets reported Wednesday the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown has been working one barrel at a time to save the bourbon. Part of the warehouse fell… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

WV Flood Recovery Program Update

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An official with West Virginia’s National Guard says the state’s troubled disaster recovery program has completed construction on 17 homes. State Adjutant General Maj. Gen. James Hoyer tells the Charleston Gazette-Mail that another home is expected to be completed this week. The progress comes nearly two months into the Guard’s stewardship of the… Read More