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Government
5:09 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Advocates Hopeful About Restoring Voting Rights to Ky. Felons

Tayna Fogle
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Advocates who have pushed unsuccessfully for years to restore voting rights to convicted felons after they've completed their sentences are hopeful that support from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will provide a needed boost.

Lexington resident Tayna Fogle had her voting rights restored by former Govs. Paul Patton and Ernie Fletcher. Fogle said the initiative seems to be energized heading into January’s legislative session.

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Politics
4:28 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Paul Talks Gov't Shutdown, Olmsted Project During Western Ky. Visit

Rand Paul in Murray

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he’s confident another partial federal government shutdown won’t occur when the stopgap deal that reopened the government expires in January.

Paul made his comments in Murray as he visited western Kentucky Monday, for a series of events.

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Politics
6:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Rand Paul to Make Visits Across Western Kentucky Today

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is making visits across western Kentucky today. His stops range from speaking with students at Lyon County High School to the Marshall County Rotary Club.

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Religion
2:42 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Paul Claims War on Christianity

Kentucky’s junior senator told a conference of social conservatives in Washington Friday there’s a worldwide war on Christianity.

Republican Rand Paul was speaking to the Value Voters Summit hosted by the Family Research Council. He said the war is being waged by a fanatical element of Islam.

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Government
5:29 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Paul Backs Sentencing Flexibility for Judges

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul found a receptive audience in a mostly African-American Louisville neighborhood as the tea party favorite spoke in favor of giving judges more sentencing flexibility and restoring voting rights for felons.

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Government
7:19 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Rand Paul, James Comer to Notify Justice Department That Hemp Permits May Start in Kentucky

Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 2:14 pm

Sen. Rand Paul and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer are playing a game of chicken with the federal government over the growing of industrial hemp in the state.

Encouraged by the state’s Industrial Hemp Commission, Comer and Paul plan to draft a letter to U.S. Department of Justice indicating that Kentucky will proceed with adopting regulations and issuing permits for farmers to begin planting the controversial crop as early as next February, unless they are told otherwise.

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Education
2:35 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Kentucky Legislative Education Committee To Hold Hearing On Charter School Reform

A Kentucky legislative education committee will hold a public hearing on charter schools next week.

The request came from the Kentucky Charter Schools Association, which was created by its chairman, Hal Heiner, this year. Heiner said for the past three years charter school legislation has been rejected by the state legislature. He said House Democrats on  the education committee have refused to give charter schools a fair hearing.

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Politics
12:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

For Kentucky's Senators, the Issue of Syria has Different Implications

A Western Kentucky University political analyst said the ongoing debate over possible U.S. military action in Syria comes at an opportune time for Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

Political Science Professor and Warren County Republican Party Chairman Scott Lasley said Paul has long talked about the U.S. needing to adopt a less aggressive foreign policy. Sen. Paul--who is considering a presidential run--has been a vocal opponent of U.S. military involvement in Syria, saying it’s not in America’s interest to get involved in another nation’s civil war.

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Politics
3:43 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

McConnell Aide: 'Holding My Nose' to Work Campaign

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Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has acknowledged the validity of a January recording on which he's heard saying he is "holding my nose" to work for the Kentuckian's re-election campaign.

McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton is a tea party insider who managed Sen. Rand Paul's Kentucky campaign in 2010.

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Politics
2:50 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Comer: Stressing Social Issues Not the Key to Election Success for the GOP

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Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says Republicans need to focus on the economy in order to win statewide office, as opposed to stressing social issues.

In an interview at WKU Public Radio Wednesday, James Comer said the GOP has alienated a lot of key voting groups by making hot-button social topics the cornerstone of their campaigns.

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