Ed Whitfield http://wkms.org en U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist http://wkms.org/post/us-rep-ed-whitfield-kentucky-had-decade-long-financial-tie-lobbyist <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield in 2013." data-attribution="Credit www.facebook.com/RepEdWhitfield" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Whitfield.jpg" alt="" /><p>For more than a decade, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Kentucky, &#160;owned a $200,000-piece of West Virginia property with a lobbyist whose clients and employers had business before him in Congress, writes&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">R.G. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:14:54 +0000 Staff 42156 at http://wkms.org U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky Had Decade-Long Financial Tie To a Lobbyist Hatchett Wins to Embark on 3rd Straight Showdown with Whitfield http://wkms.org/post/hatchett-wins-embark-3rd-straight-showdown-whitfield <p></p><p><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;">Charles Hatchett has won his third consecutive Democratic primary in the race for Kentucky's 1st&nbsp;Congressional&nbsp;District. Hatchett defeated 25 year-old Murray State student and employee Wesley Bolin&nbsp;</font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">55.23 percent to 44.77</span><font face="Times New Roman, serif" size="3" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal;">.&nbsp;</font><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 03:44:07 +0000 Allison Crawford 40706 at http://wkms.org Hatchett Wins to Embark on 3rd Straight Showdown with Whitfield 25-Year-Old Democrat Seeks First District Congressional Seat http://wkms.org/post/25-year-old-democrat-seeks-first-district-congressional-seat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 25-year-old Democrat from Murray wants the chance to unseat Kentucky’s 10-term Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield in the first district. Wesley </span>Bolin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a senior history major at Murray State, he is also employed by the university as a library assistant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:23:38 +0000 Chad Lampe 38209 at http://wkms.org 25-Year-Old Democrat Seeks First District Congressional Seat Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses http://wkms.org/post/politico-report-questions-whitfields-lobbying-tactics-bill-stop-soring-show-horses <p></p><p>Kentucky 1<sup>st</sup> district Representative Ed Whitfield has introduced the “Prevent All Soring Tactics Act,” which would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the practice of “soring” during horse shows.</p><p>Soring is the use of blistering agents or mechanical devices that alter a horse’s gait, often on show horses like Tennessee walking horses. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:17:34 +0000 Staff Report 37445 at http://wkms.org Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses Whitfield: Democrats Blocking Compromise Over Government Shutdown http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-democrats-blocking-compromise-over-government-shutdown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky&#39;s 1st District U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield says his fellow Republicans have made it known to President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that they want to reach a compromise over the federal government shutdown. But Whitfield says the Democrats are trying to win political points.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:26:37 +0000 John Null 35462 at http://wkms.org Whitfield: Democrats Blocking Compromise Over Government Shutdown Whitfield Wants Details of Corps' Access Decision http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-wants-details-corps-access-decision <p></p><p></p><p>A Kentucky congressman is continuing his fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to restrict access to water near dams along the Cumberland River and its tributaries.</p><p>U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield sent three and a half pages of questions and document requests Monday&nbsp; to the Nashville Corps of Engineers commander and asked for a response by Friday. The letter asks for documents that led to the decision to restrict water access, relevant documents where the Corps obtained $2.6 million to install barricades and other information. Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:01:50 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30042 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Wants Details of Corps' Access Decision Whitfield Introduces Bill to Keep Tailwaters Open http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-introduces-bill-keep-tailwaters-open <p></p><p>U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield has introduced a bill to keep the Army Corps of Engineers from blocking fishing near dams on the Cumberland River, a plan that’s drawn outrage from anglers in Kentucky and Tennessee.</p><p>Whitfield met earlier with corps officials and said he was prepared to file legislation if necessary.&nbsp; Whitfield says his Freedom to Fish Act allows continued boating access to river tailwaters for sportsmen and recreational fishermen. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:04:15 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28609 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Introduces Bill to Keep Tailwaters Open Whitfield Opposes Closing Waters Around Dams to Fishing http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-opposes-closing-waters-around-dams-fishing <p></p><p>Kentucky First District Congressman Ed Whitfield says he’s against closing off waters close to Cumberland River dams to boaters and fisherman. Army Corp of Engineers officials say the restrictions would include closing off 400 feet of water upstream and 700 downstream from Barkley Dam. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:00:34 +0000 Shelly Baskin 26921 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Opposes Closing Waters Around Dams to Fishing Whitfield Joins River Industry in Opposing Mississippi Flow Reduction http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-joins-river-industry-opposing-mississippi-flow-reduction <p></p><p>Kentucky U. S. Congressman Ed Whitfield has joined those calling on the Army Corps of Engineers to increase water flow on the Mississippi River. The Corps has reduced flow from the Missouri River into the Mississippi to preserve water reservoirs. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 22:57:34 +0000 Angela Hatton 25155 at http://wkms.org Whitfield Joins River Industry in Opposing Mississippi Flow Reduction Whitfield vs Hatchett for Congressional Seat http://wkms.org/post/whitfield-vs-hatchett-congressional-seat <p>Benton Kentucky’s Charles Hatchett ran against Ed Whitfield in 2010 for Kentucky’s 1<sup>st</sup> District seat in the House of Representatives. After only receiving 29 percent of the vote in that contest, he’s challenging the Congressman again, believing that the district needs a blue-collar representative to voice the concerns of the people. But, beating an incumbent isn’t easy—especially one that has held a Congressional seat since 1994. Casey Northcutt explores the difficulties Hatchett and other challengers like him face in political races.</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:37:07 +0000 Casey Northcutt 22418 at http://wkms.org Whitfield vs Hatchett for Congressional Seat