Frankfort, KY – Kentucky farmers are now eligible for emergency loans after the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced assistance to all 120 counties. The assistance comes in response to droughts and high winds that occurred in the Commonwealth earlier this year. Governor Steve Beshear says he hopes the aid will lessen the conditions' impact on farmers and rural communities. Those interested in more information can contact their local USDA or Farm Service Agency offices.
Frankfort, KY – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is pledging speedy confirmation of President-Elect Barack Obama's Cabinet choices. He told reporters in a conference call Wednesday that he believes Obama will present qualified candidates for the positions and the Senate will confirm them as rapidly as possible. McConnell called Obama a person that's "easy to like" but says he otherwise doesn't know him very well.
Mayfield, KY – Shortly after 8 o'clock Hubbard placed a phone call congratulating Winters. He then came in to face the more than 100 supporters who turned up to the Mayfield-Graves County Senior Citizens Center in support of his campaign, to announce his concession.
Hubbard admitted that the deciding factor lay with Calloway County, which went with Winters.
Murray, KY – All 100 Kentucky House seats were up for grabs last night, but only 29 districts had contested races. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh looks at some of the results.
Democrat Linda Belcher won the Bullitt County House seat formerly held by her late husband, Larry Belcher, who died in a car crash last month. Democrat Wilson Stone will replace House Majority Whip Rob Wilkey of Scottsville, who's retiring.