Ben Chandler

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new study shows fewer Kentucky adults are delaying or skipping medical care because of cost concerns.

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Seventy years ago, Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey decided to bring a young player up to the majors from one of their farm teams.  However, one thing made this unprecedented: the Montreal Monarchs second baseman in question was African-American.  Approval to transfer Jackie Robinson to the Dodgers could only come from the commissioner of Major League Baseball, former U.S. Senator, Kentucky Governor, and Henderson county native, A.B. "Happy" Chandler.

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Former Kentucky 6th District U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler says he still hasn’t ruled out a return to politics.

Chandler held that seat from 2004 to 2012 before losing a re-election bid to Republican Andy Barr.


Former Kentucky Attorney General and U.S. Representative for the Sixth District of the Commonwealth, Ben Chandler is now Executive Director of the Kentucky Humanities Council. His visit to western Kentucky coincides with Chautauqua performances in Hopkinsville schools and a two-part program at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday. We learn more with Kate Lochte.


Former Congressman Ben Chandler will be the new executive director of the Kentucky Humanities Council.  

The non-profit group is not affiliated with the state, but works closely with state tourism and arts organizations. It is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

"Well when I found out that [current director] Virginia Carter was retiring I actually sought out the position because it was a wonderful, unique opportunity for me to do the thing that I love, which is to promote my state, promote the culture, the tradition, the history, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky," he says.

Republican Andy Barr will be sworn in this afternoon in Washington as Kentucky’s newest U.S. congressman. The Lexington attorney won the November election over Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in a bitter 6th District race.

Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler's defeat in his re-election bid Tuesday  won't  hinder the Kentucky Democratic Party in future years, a party leader said.

But Attorney General Jack Conway also said he’s upset that Kentucky will have only one Democratic congressman for the next two years -- Rep. John Yarmuth in the Third District.

The national group in charge of getting Republicans elected to Congress is investing $400,000 in Kentucky'’s Sixth Congressional District.