Kenny Colston (KPR) http://wkms.org en Groups Sues IRS Over Targeting, as McConnell Releases Ad on Same Issue http://wkms.org/post/groups-sues-irs-over-targeting-mcconnell-releases-ad-same-issue <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A new online advertisement from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's reelection campaign focuses on the&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/term/irs" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:none" target="_blank">targeting of conservative groups by the IRS</a>—an issue the campaign says it's not going to let slip out of the public discourse.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The nearly three minute ad uses speeches from McConnell on the IRS issue before it became a national controversy, as well as media reports and testimony from IRS officials to Congress.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px"> Wed, 29 May 2013 19:09:30 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31805 at http://wkms.org Groups Sues IRS Over Targeting, as McConnell Releases Ad on Same Issue Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell Tied in Potential US Senate Matchup http://wkms.org/post/poll-alison-lundergan-grimes-mitch-mcconnell-tied-potential-us-senate-matchup <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and potential Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes are tied in a new poll of Kentucky voters, though state Republicans are calling the results a "sham."</p><p>The poll, by Public Policy Polling, stated that McConnell and Grimes were each supported by 45 percent of Kentucky voters.&nbsp;In April, a PPP poll showed Grimes trailing by 4 points. In December, she trailed by 7 points.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:18:12 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31787 at http://wkms.org Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Mitch McConnell Tied in Potential US Senate Matchup Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair http://wkms.org/post/derrick-graham-picked-new-kentucky-house-education-chair <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Graham is a Frankfort native who recently retired as a social studies teacher at Frankfort High School. He is a well-known education advocate and previously chaired a budget subcommittee on education. Fri, 24 May 2013 20:38:25 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31764 at http://wkms.org Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election http://wkms.org/post/poll-rand-paul-strongest-republican-iowa-voters-16-presidential-election <p></p><p>Among voters in Iowa — a key primary state — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is the strongest Republican in the field of prospective 2016 &nbsp;presidential candidates, &nbsp;says a new poll by Quinnipiac University.</p><p>Kentucky's junior senator leads current Vice President Joe Biden by five points among Iowa voters— and he trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumed Democratic frontrunner, by only four points.</p><p>Those totals are better than Sen. Marco Rubio, the Floridian who is also a leading Republican contender for the 2016 presidential election. Fri, 24 May 2013 19:05:01 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31762 at http://wkms.org Poll: Rand Paul Strongest Republican For Iowa Voters in '16 Presidential Election Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says http://wkms.org/post/internet-sales-tax-bill-could-restore-some-state-budget-cuts-kentucky-group-says <p></p><p>Your online purchases could alleviate some of Kentucky's budget woes.</p><p>The federal legislation that allows states to collect sales taxes from more online retailers would benefit the Kentucky state budget, argues a policy group focused on economic policy.</p><p>If such legislation passed, Kentucky could gain $130 million to $200 million in revenue per year, the state's&nbsp;Blue Ribbon Tax Commission has estimated. That sort of money could lead to a restoration to programs that have recently been cut, including the&nbsp;child care subsidy for low-incoming, working families,&nbsp;says&nbsp;Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Thu, 23 May 2013 20:03:45 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31746 at http://wkms.org Internet Sales Tax Bill Could Restore Some State Budget Cuts, Kentucky Group Says Lower Tier Candidates May Cause Problems for Democrats in US Senate Race http://wkms.org/post/lower-tier-candidates-may-cause-problems-democrats-us-senate-race <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">Now it's Heather French Henry's turn.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">The former Miss America has joined a list of half a dozen party activists or leaders waiting for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison&nbsp;Lundergan&nbsp;Grimes to decide whether she'll run in 2014 against Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">If Grimes runs, she's likely to get enough support to clear out the field. Otherwise, the Democrats have potential candidates known within political circles, but who may be not instantly recognizable with the majority of voters—former state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gorman or environmental activist Tom FitzGerald, for example.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px"> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:19:52 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31730 at http://wkms.org Lower Tier Candidates May Cause Problems for Democrats in US Senate Race Pharmaceut​ical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcemen​t to Address Pill Abuse http://wkms.org/post/pharmaceut-ical-company-helps-train-kentucky-law-enforcemen-t-address-pill-abuse <p></p><p>A national pharmaceutical company is helping train Kentucky law enforcement agencies this week on how to continue to address prescription pill abuse in the state.</p><p>Purdue Pharma helps produce some of the prescriptions often abused in Kentucky, including OxyContin.</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:29:31 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31718 at http://wkms.org Pharmaceut​ical Company Helps Train Kentucky Law Enforcemen​t to Address Pill Abuse State Tea Party Groups Plan IRS Targeting Rallies http://wkms.org/post/state-tea-party-groups-plan-irs-targeting-rallies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Tea Party groups are planning rallies&nbsp;</span><span data-term="goog_453973832" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">Tuesday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to protest the IRS targeting of&nbsp;Tea Party and conservative groups&nbsp;for extra review.</span></p><p>Two of Kentucky's largest Tea Party groups will protests outside IRS offices in their respective areas: the Northern Kentucky Tea Party will protest in Cincinnati and Louisville's group will join southern Indiana groups to protest in Louisville.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:33:57 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31702 at http://wkms.org State Tea Party Groups Plan IRS Targeting Rallies Tea Party Activist Sues Kentucky Governor Over Medicaid Expansion http://wkms.org/post/tea-party-activist-sues-kentucky-governor-over-medicaid-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;">Tea party activist David Adams is once again suing Governor Steve </span>Beshear<span style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 1.5;"> over the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Adams first sued Beshear to block him from implementing a state-run health insurance exchange. That suit is pending. And now, Adams is suing to stop Beshear from expanding Medicaid.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31688 at http://wkms.org Tea Party Activist Sues Kentucky Governor Over Medicaid Expansion KY Tourism Secretary Announces Retirement http://wkms.org/post/ky-tourism-secretary-announces-retirement <p></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky's Tourism Secretary, Marcheta&nbsp;Sparrow will retire at the end of this month. Sparrow was one of Governor Steve Beshear's first cabinet appointments, taking office in 2007.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 19:52:15 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 31689 at http://wkms.org KY Tourism Secretary Announces Retirement