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Politics
6:38 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Pres. Obama Personally Thanks Gov. Beshear

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has gotten a personal thank you from President Barack Obama for a smooth rollout of the health care overhaul in Kentucky.

Kentucky has not had the technical glitches that have plagued the federal health benefit exchange. More than 18,000 of Kentucky's 640,000 uninsured residents have signed up for coverage since Oct. 1.

And nearly 34,000 have completed applications. The federal exchange has been unable to accommodate large numbers of users. 

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Government
3:22 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program

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The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program. In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the 1st congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director Gwenda Bond said any SNAP benefit reduction will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs. 

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Politics
11:54 am
Tue June 25, 2013

TV Ad Tries to Link Grimes to Obama

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A conservative group is running a pre-emptive television ad attacking Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is pondering a possible campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The ad links Grimes to President Barack Obama by calling her the president's "cheerleader" in Kentucky.

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Politics
2:27 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Former Governor Displeased With Obama, Warns Democrats Acting Like Socialists

Originally published on Thu July 26, 2012 1:53 pm

Former Democratic Governor  John Y. Brown Jr., is disappointed with President Barack Obama's job performance and is criticizing the national party for "acting like socialists" over free enterprise.

Brown served as Kentucky's governor from 1979 to 1983, and is successful businessman and a revered patriarch among state Democrats past and present.

In an interview with Pure Politics, Brown said Mr. Obama doesn't understand the economy and is more interested in "taking care of people instead of taking care of our Constitution" and getting people back to work.

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Politics
12:31 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Congressman Chandler Won't Attend Democratic National Convention

Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year.

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Politics
11:53 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Yarmuth Predicts SCOTUS Will Uphold Health Care Law

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Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., believes the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act.

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Health and Welfare
9:03 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Illinoisans Save Money on Healthcare

Thousands of Illinois residents with high medication costs have seen gains from a provision of the Affordable Care Act aimed at shrinking the Medicare drug coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole." 

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Government
9:13 am
Mon May 14, 2012

Paul Says Obama's Views "Couldn't Get Any Gayer"

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Kentucky's junior U.S. Senator Rand Paul drew national attention over the weekend for his criticism of President Obama's recent support for gay marriage.

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Education
3:14 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

Beshear Speaks out on Student Loans Hike

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Governor Steve Beshear is adding his voice to one of President Barack Obama's top campaign issues. The president spoke at two college campuses this week urging Congress to prevent an automatic rate hike in interest on student loans from taking effect. Now, Beshear has penned a letter to all six members of Kentucky's Congressional delegation asking for them to block the increase. Beshear says if the rate hike goes into effect it will add an average of $940 to each student loan every year. The rate hike will affect more than 100,000 Kentucky students.