Ed Whitfield

Politics
1:37 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Whitfield vs Hatchett for Congressional Seat

Benton Kentucky’s Charles Hatchett ran against Ed Whitfield in 2010 for Kentucky’s 1st 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.

Government
10:48 am
Tue September 11, 2012

McConnell, Whitfield Remark on 9/11 Anniversary

Senator Mitch Mcconnell
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Kentucky's Washington D. C. legislators made statements today in commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell delivered the following remarks at the Congressional 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol:

“More than a decade later, most of us still remember 9/11 like it was yesterday: the initial confusion, the horrifying realization of what was happening, the watching, the waiting, the grief, the anger, the resolve.

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Politics
3:09 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Whitfield Sets Energy Platform for RNC

Congressman Ed Whitfield

Kentucky congressman Ed Whitfield is among Republicans meeting in Tampa this week to set the Republican National Convention party platform.

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Government
3:20 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

Whitfield: Keeping an Open Mind on PGDP Future

Congressman Ed Whitfield

Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield says despite his comments that the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant is on its "Last Leg" he’s keeping an open mind about the facility's future. Whitfield's comments about the plant were published in the Washington-based Weapons Complex Monitor

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Government
2:23 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

KY Republicans Push for Healthcare Repeal

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Republicans are doubling down on their efforts to repeal the health care law and they’re getting assistance from some powerful Kentucky lawmakers. Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell is the top Republican in the Senate. He says he’s leading his conference into political battle over the health care law.

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Election 2012
9:15 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Hatchett wins 1st district primary, 2010 rematch in the works

It will be a re-match of the Kentucky’s 2010 1st District Congressional Race this fall. Marshall County Real-estate broker Charles Hatchett will face long-time republican incumbent Ed Whitfield.

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The Bridge
3:10 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Federal Funds to Help Bridge Repairs

The US Department of Transportation will award a $9 million dollar grant to the Kentucky for repairs to the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge. Kentucky 1st District US Representative Ed Whitfield says the grant is authorized under the Emergency Relief program within the Federal Highway’s Administration. Whitfield says the money will help to restore the span crossing Kentucky Lake in a timely manner.  Governor Steve Beshear says repairs should be complete by the Memorial Day holiday weekend or the contractor performing repairs faces hefty fines. 

Government
10:29 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Paul Says Re-enrichment Fight is Not Over

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he's still optimistic US Energy Secretary Steven Chu will authorize spent uranium re-enrichment at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion plant. Paul tells The Paducah Sun preservation of the plant's nearly 1200 jobs will be a factor.

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