president barack obama http://wkms.org en Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear http://wkms.org/post/pres-obama-personally-thanks-gov-beshear <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in Kentucky.</p><p>Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.</p><p>And nearly 34,000 have completed applications. The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:38:18 +0000 The Associated Press 35991 at http://wkms.org Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program http://wkms.org/post/congress-debates-legislative-cuts-food-stamps-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director </span>Gwenda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bond said any SNAP benefit&nbsp;reduction&nbsp;will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:22:54 +0000 Rob Canning 35181 at http://wkms.org Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program TV Ad Tries to Link Grimes to Obama http://wkms.org/post/tv-ad-tries-link-grimes-obama <p></p><p>A conservative group is running a pre-emptive television ad attacking Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is <a href="http://wkms.org/post/survey-finds-mcconnell-leading-over-democratic-challengers">pondering a possible campaign</a> against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.</p><p>The ad links Grimes to President Barack Obama by calling her the president's "cheerleader" in Kentucky.</p><p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:54:44 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32473 at http://wkms.org TV Ad Tries to Link Grimes to Obama Former Governor Displeased With Obama, Warns Democrats Acting Like Socialists http://wkms.org/post/former-governor-displeased-obama-warns-democrats-acting-socialists Former Democratic Governor&nbsp; John Y. Brown Jr., is disappointed with President Barack Obama&#39;s job performance and is criticizing the national party for "acting like socialists" over free enterprise.<p>Brown served as Kentucky&#39;s governor from 1979 to 1983, and is successful businessman and a revered patriarch among state Democrats past and present.<p>In an interview with Pure Politics, Brown said Mr. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:27:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 19795 at http://wkms.org Congressman Chandler Won't Attend Democratic National Convention http://wkms.org/post/congressman-chandler-wont-attend-democratic-national-convention <p><br /><font size="2">Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party&#39;s national convention this year.<br /> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:31:43 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 19132 at http://wkms.org Congressman Chandler Won't Attend Democratic National Convention Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law http://wkms.org/post/yarmuth-predicts-scotus-will-uphold-health-care-law <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:53:15 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 18609 at http://wkms.org Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law Illinoisans Save Money on Healthcare http://wkms.org/post/illinoisans-save-money-healthcare <p>Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs have seen gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act aimed at shrinking the Medicare drug coverage gap known as the &quot;doughnut hole.&quot;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:03:40 +0000 Associated Press 18533 at http://wkms.org Illinoisans Save Money on Healthcare Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer" http://wkms.org/post/paul-says-obamas-views-couldnt-get-any-gayer <p>Kentucky&#39;s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul drew national attention over the weekend for his criticism of President Obama&#39;s recent support for gay marriage. Mon, 14 May 2012 14:13:45 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 17960 at http://wkms.org Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer" Beshear Speaks out on Student Loans Hike http://wkms.org/post/beshear-speaks-out-student-loans-hike <p>Governor Steve Beshear is adding his voice to one of President Barack Obama&#39;s top campaign issues. The president spoke at two college campuses this week urging Congress to prevent an automatic rate hike in interest on student loans from taking effect. Now, Beshear has penned a letter to all six members of Kentucky&#39;s Congressional delegation asking for them to block the increase. Beshear says if the rate hike goes into effect it will add an average of $940 to each student loan every year. The rate hike will affect more than 100,000 Kentucky students.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 20:14:39 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17789 at http://wkms.org Beshear Speaks out on Student Loans Hike