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Congressional Leaders Seek Investigation Into Russian Investment In KY Aluminum Mill

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A group of Congressional leaders asked the Trump administration to review a Russian company’s investment in a new Kentucky aluminum mill. The request comes from eight prominent Democratic lawmakers with leadership roles in committees with oversight, banking and national security responsibilities, including Ohio Sen.Sherrod Brown and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff. The lawmakers… Read More

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Grimes Predicts About 12.5% Turnout for Kentucky Primary

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state’s registered voters will turn out for next week’s primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based partly on current absentee voting patterns. Grimes says it’s… Read More

Speaker: Bevin Still Lacks House Votes For His Pension Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky House’s speaker says the governor still lacks the votes in the Republican-led House to pass his pension-relief proposal in a potential special legislative session. Speaker David Osborne told reporters Wednesday that some House members haven’t reached a “comfort level” with the proposal offered by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The speaker… Read More

Edelen Fundraising Boosted by Running Mate’s Loan

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new campaign finance report from Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen shows his running mate contributed another $1 million in loans to boost their campaign. The report shows almost all of Edelen’s fundraising during the 15-day reporting period came from ticket mate Gill Holland, a businessman. Edelen also is benefiting… Read More

From Russia, With Loot: KY Aluminum Company’s New Russian Partner Raises Concerns

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A large whiteboard in an Ashland, Kentucky, unemployment office is covered with a list of companies that are currently hiring. Senior career counselor Melissa Sloas said that just a few years ago, that board was a lot emptier. This corner of eastern Kentucky has long struggled to make up for losses in mining and manufacturing…. Read More

McConnell Capitalizes on Attack with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ Shirts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign is capitalizing on a fellow Republican’s attack, selling “Cocaine Mitch” shirts on his campaign’s website. The shirts appear to have been hot sellers. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign Twitter account said Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of… Read More