Mitch McConnell

Politics
4:46 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic

The brand new stage at St. Jerome Parish.
Credit WKMS File Photo

The 134th Fancy Farm Picnic is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete.

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Government
7:22 am
Mon June 30, 2014

McConnell Visits Western Kentucky

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell will spend Monday morning visiting with constituents and later honor prominent Kentucky Senator Alben Barkley. The Senate Minority Leader plans to meet with Murray community leaders at 8:30 AM in the Robert O. Miller Conference Center, then travel to Benton for a 9:50 AM visit at Sugar and Spice Restaurant. 

 

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Government
3:45 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Freedom to Fish Below Cumberland River Dams Now Signed into Law

Credit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A new law now protects the right to fish in the tailwaters of dams on the Cumberland River, thanks to work from Kentucky and Tennessee federal lawmakers.

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Election
7:10 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Turnout Low In Tuesday's Primary

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Turnout was light in Tuesday’s primary election; just 26 percent of registered Kentucky voters cast a ballot. Little over a quarter of the state’s record 3.1 million registered voters participated in the primary, which decided hundreds of races across the Commonwealth.

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Politics
2:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Embattled Bevin Closes Campaign with Bus Tour

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Matt Bevin will end his primary campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a six-day, 26-county bus tour.

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Politics
2:40 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

On the Road: Alison Lundergan Grimes on Bus Tour to Stir Support in West Ky.

Alison Lundergan Grimes at Tom's Grille.
Credit John Null

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes brought her ten-day, 50-county bus tour to western Kentucky Friday, where she hopes to energize the historically Democratic region into voting that way in November.

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Government
7:50 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

McConnell: Hemp Seeds May Come from Ukraine as Planting Deadline Looms

Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks Tuesday at Murray State.
Credit John Null

Kentucky universities with permission to grow industrial hemp are hitting roadblocks to obtain seeds, as planting season nears an end.

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Politics
9:45 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Northern Kentuckians Share Thoughts on Heroin Epidemic With U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell

Credit Jonathan Meador

Republican U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell heard testimony on Friday from Northern Kentuckians on how to tackle Kentucky’s burgeoning heroin epidemic.

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Politics
12:42 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

New PAC Aimed at Educating Rural Voters on Issues

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A new political action committee seeks to educate Kentucky’s rural voters about the voting records of their federal elected officials – namely Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Government
4:52 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

McConnell Explains Different Positions on Filibuster Rule Change While Visiting Western Ky.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says his position on changing the filibuster rules in the Senate hinges on intention versus action.

McConnell has been publicly critical of Senate Democrats' move to make it more difficult for the minority party to hold up action on key presidential nominees.

In 2005,  McConnell, then Senate Majority Whip, had pushed for doing the same thing Democrats did yesterday. He addressed his positions with WKMS reporter John Paul Henry.

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