Dan Conti (KPR) http://wkms.org en Beshear Announces New Ky. Auto Industry Group http://wkms.org/post/beshear-announces-new-ky-auto-industry-group <p>Kentucky Gov. Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;has announced the creation of a new group to promote and expand the auto industry in the state.</p><p>The 12-member Kentucky Auto Industry Association will be chaired by the Secretary of the Economic Development Cabinet, Larry Hayes. The panel will be made up of industry representatives and public officials.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:09:27 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 39751 at http://wkms.org Beshear Announces New Ky. Auto Industry Group Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change http://wkms.org/post/thayer-ky-even-numbered-election-year-change <p>State Senate Majority Leader Republican Damon Thayer says more Kentuckians would cast ballots for governor, attorney general and the Commonwealth’s other constitutional offices if those elections were held in even-numbered years. Thayer says low-voter turnout for such elections ought to give pause to every Commonwealth resident.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:56:36 +0000 Todd Hatton & Dan Conti (KPR) 38185 at http://wkms.org Thayer on KY Even-Numbered Election Year Change Kentucky Utilities Provides Heating Assistance To Low-Income Customers http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-utilities-provides-heating-assistance-low-income-customers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an effort to help its’ most economically-disadvantaged customers pay their heating bills this winter, Kentucky Utilities Company has announced that it will match $2 for every $1 donated by residential customers to </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wintercare</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. That’s the utility heating assistance program.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:21:58 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35849 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Utilities Provides Heating Assistance To Low-Income Customers Paul Claims War on Christianity http://wkms.org/post/paul-claims-war-christianity <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s junior senator told a conference of social conservatives in Washington Friday there&rsquo;s a worldwide war on Christianity.</p><p>Republican Rand Paul was speaking to the Value Voters Summit hosted by the Family Research Council. He said the war is being waged by a fanatical element of Islam.</p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:42:52 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35646 at http://wkms.org Paul Claims War on Christianity Kentucky Energy Secretary: We Need A Blend Of Energy Sources http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-energy-secretary-we-need-blend-energy-sources <p>The Secretary of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said he&rsquo;s a strong supporter of natural gas development as a source of energy in Kentucky and elsewhere. However, Len Peters said the country will be a lot better off with a blend of options.</p><p>&ldquo;If all we do is move coal-dominated electricity generation to a natural gas electricity generation is not a good way to go,&quot; said Peters. &quot;There&rsquo;s no diversification in that. We have to be able to build coal. We have to be able to build natural gas. Nobody wants to build nuclear these days so we&rsquo;re moving away from a more balanced set of opportunities.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:49:09 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35518 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Energy Secretary: We Need A Blend Of Energy Sources Governor Beshear Tells Opponents Of Affordable Care Act To 'Get Over It' http://wkms.org/post/governor-beshear-tells-opponents-affordable-care-act-get-over-it <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&rsquo;s Democratic governor is chiding Congressional Republicans for their efforts to </span>defund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> or delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic Governor Steve&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beshear spoke in Washington&nbsp;Thursday&nbsp;at a health care forum sponsored by the National Journal and the American Medical Association.&nbsp;</span><img height="1" src="file:///C:/DOCUME~1/WKMS~1.SCA/LOCALS~1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif" style="line-height: 1.5;" width="1" /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beshear said Republicans attempting to stop or delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act are hurting people who need health insurance.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&ldquo;Look, the Affordable Care Act was proposed by the president, approved by Congress, and upheld by the United States Supreme Court,&quot; said Beshear. &quot;It is the law of the land. So, to those more worried about political power than Kentucky&rsquo;s families, I have a simple message for them: Get over it, and get out of the way so I can help my people. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&quot;Back home in Kentucky, we cannot afford to waste another day, or another life.&rdquo;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:25:28 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35461 at http://wkms.org Governor Beshear Tells Opponents Of Affordable Care Act To 'Get Over It' Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-says-boehner-needs-rely-democratic-votes-avoid-debt-default <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky&#39;s </span>3rd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> District U.S. Congressman John </span>Yarmuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> believes House Speaker John Boehner </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;could bring a quick end to the partial government shutdown that began&nbsp;Tuesday. The Jefferson County Democrat appeared Thursday on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Insight Cable&rsquo;s Pure Politics</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s only one way that this impasse can be avoided and that&rsquo;s if Speaker Boehner decides that he can rely on democratic votes and combined with republican votes to get the government functioning again and also to defaulting on our debts as a nation which will happen in a couple of weeks if we don&rsquo;t act,&quot; said Yarmuth.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yarmuth said the continuing resolutions House Republicans have been approving to fund parts of the government are a waste of time.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:28:48 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 35456 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Says Boehner Needs To Rely On Democratic Votes To Avoid Debt Default Current Funding Sources Are Unsustainable, Says Kentucky Transporation Secretary http://wkms.org/post/current-funding-sources-are-unsustainable-says-kentucky-transporation-secretary <p>Kentucky’s top transportation official said the state and federal governments are going to have to come up with new ways to pay for road and bridge repairs. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said taxing motorists on the miles per gallon they drive is not a sustainable funding source. Besides that, migration patterns are changing.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:58:19 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 34585 at http://wkms.org Current Funding Sources Are Unsustainable, Says Kentucky Transporation Secretary Beshear Open to Dialogue On Nuclear Power http://wkms.org/post/beshear-open-dialogue-nuclear-power <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he supports a dialogue on the construction of nuclear power plants in Kentucky. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:30:53 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 33072 at http://wkms.org Beshear Open to Dialogue On Nuclear Power Kentucky Senator Expresses Concern Over Fracking Waste Dumping http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senator-expresses-concern-over-fracking-waste-dumping <p>A Kentucky lawmaker thinks the legislature should consider some regulations on the disposal of wastes generated by hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.</p><p>State Senator Robin Webb said she’s especially concerned about the potential impact on groundwater.&nbsp; Webb said Kentucky doesn’t have any rules regarding the disposal of such wastes and companies involved in fracking are considering the Commonwealth to locate dump sites. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:30:40 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 33021 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senator Expresses Concern Over Fracking Waste Dumping