Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org en McConnell Visits Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-visits-western-kentucky <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will spend Monday morning visiting with constituents and later honor prominent Kentucky Senator Alben Barkley. The Senate Minority Leader plans to meet with Murray community leaders at 8:30 AM in the Robert O. Miller Conference Center, then travel to Benton for a 9:50 AM visit at Sugar and Spice Restaurant.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:22:09 +0000 Troy Taylor 41689 at http://wkms.org McConnell Visits Western Kentucky Freedom to Fish Below Cumberland River Dams Now Signed into Law http://wkms.org/post/freedom-fish-below-cumberland-river-dams-now-signed-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new law now protects the right to fish in the </span>tailwaters<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of dams on the Cumberland River, thanks to work from Kentucky and Tennessee federal lawmakers.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:45:07 +0000 John Null 41190 at http://wkms.org Freedom to Fish Below Cumberland River Dams Now Signed into Law Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary http://wkms.org/post/turnout-low-tuesdays-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turnout&nbsp;</span>was light in Tuesday’s primary election; just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot. Little over a quarter of the state’s record 3.1 million registered voters participated in the primary, which decided hundreds of races across the Commonwealth.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 12:10:51 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40716 at http://wkms.org Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour http://wkms.org/post/embattled-bevin-closes-campaign-bus-tour <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt </span>Bevin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will end his primary campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a six-day, 26-county bus tour.</span></p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:23:08 +0000 John Null 40528 at http://wkms.org Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky. http://wkms.org/post/road-alison-lundergan-grimes-bus-tour-stir-support-west-ky <p></p><p>Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes brought her ten-day, 50-county bus tour to western Kentucky Friday, where she hopes to energize the historically Democratic region into voting that way in November.</p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:40:56 +0000 John Null 40457 at http://wkms.org On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky. McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-hemp-seeds-may-come-ukraine-planting-deadline-looms <p>Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:50:13 +0000 John Null 39915 at http://wkms.org McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell http://wkms.org/post/northern-kentuckians-share-thoughts-heroin-epidemic-us-sen-mitch-mcconnell <p></p><p>Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell heard testimony on Friday from Northern Kentuckians on how to tackle Kentucky’s burgeoning heroin epidemic. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:45:56 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39151 at http://wkms.org Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell New PAC Aimed at Educating Rural Voters on Issues http://wkms.org/post/new-pac-aimed-educating-rural-voters-issues <p>A new political action committee seeks to educate Kentucky’s rural voters about the voting records of their federal elected officials – namely Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:42:04 +0000 John Null 38385 at http://wkms.org New PAC Aimed at Educating Rural Voters on Issues McConnell Explains Different Positions on Filibuster Rule Change While Visiting Western Ky. http://wkms.org/post/mcconnell-explains-different-positions-filibuster-rule-change-while-visiting-western-ky <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says his position on changing the filibuster rules in the Senate hinges on intention versus action.</p><p>McConnell has been publicly critical of Senate Democrats' move to make it more difficult for the minority party to hold up action on key presidential nominees.</p><p>In 2005, &nbsp;McConnell, then Senate Majority Whip, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/11/21/246602648/headline">had pushed for doing the same thing Democrats did yesterday.</a> He addressed his positions with WKMS reporter John Paul Henry.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:52:15 +0000 John Paul Henry & Chad Lampe 36811 at http://wkms.org McConnell Explains Different Positions on Filibuster Rule Change While Visiting Western Ky. Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell http://wkms.org/post/paul-praises-bevin-despite-endorsement-mcconnell <p>Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul has endorsed Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election, but he still has kind words for McConnell's GOP primary challenger, Louisville businessman Matt Bevin.</p><p>Paul referred to Bevin as a "good, honest, Christian man" and says he doesn't have anything bad to say about him.</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:05:16 +0000 The Associated Press 36615 at http://wkms.org Paul Praises Bevin, Despite Endorsement of McConnell