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Kentucky state Sen. Dorsey Ridley of Henderson says it’s all but certain that he will join the race for retiring U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield’s 1st District congressional seat.

Whitfield announced last week he would not seek a 12th term in Washington next year.

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The field is growing among Republicans interested in Kentucky’s 1st District Congressional seat. Ed Whitfield announced this week that he would not seek re-election next year.

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 Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is joining a growing field of Republican candidates seeking the first district congressional seat of retiring Congressman Ed Whitfield. Comer went public with his intentions today.

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Kentucky's 1st District U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield has announced he is not running for re-election in 2016.

The announcement comes during Whitfield's 11th term representing the 35 counties of Kentucky's 1st Congressional district.

Whitfield's longtime district director Michael Pape tells WKMS News he will be seeking the Republican nomination to fill the seat. 

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  The U.S. Army has announced the details of its plan to cut 40,000 troops over the next two years and it calls for Fort Campbell’s personnel to be reduced by 363 soldiers - far less than some thought.

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A bill that environmental groups say would damage the Clean Air Act is advancing through the House of Representatives. The bipartisan bill is spearheaded by Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield.

The bill—called the Ratepayer Protection Act—passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee last Tuesday. According to Whitfield, the bill is a “commonsense solution to protect ratepayers from higher electricity prices, reduced reliability, and other harmful impacts of EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan.”

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Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield met with county and Forest Service officials today to discuss the ongoing logging controversy at Land Between the Lakes. Last Tuesday the Forest Service announced plans to temporarily halt timber harvest sales and to modify existing logging contracts in the area after 3 months of public opposition to the land management technique.

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This story has been updated with comments from Whitfield’s office.

A congressional ethics subcommittee has been directed to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated House rules in connection with his wife’s lobbying work for The Humane Society of the United States.

The investigative subcommittee will determine whether the Kentucky Republican used his office to benefit himself or his wife, Connie Harriman-Whitfield, and whether he “dispensed special favors or privileges” to her or her organization.

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County officials critical of land management in Land Between the Lakes are meeting with federal officials in Washington to get the forest service to temporarily halt logging.

A Congressional ethics probe released Monday has determined there is “substantial reason to believe” that U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated “House rules and standards of conduct” by having lobbying contacts with his wife and permitting his wife to have lobbying contacts with his staff.

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