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Public ceremony scheduled Friday for Luallen

Public ceremony scheduled Friday for LuallenLuallen, who was appointed to succeed Jerry Abramson, was sworn in during a private ceremony Thursday at the home of retired Kentucky Chief Justice John Palmore. Abramson resigned to accept a job as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Luallen becomes Ky.'s 56th lieutenant governor

Luallen becomes Ky.'s 56th lieutenant governorDemocratic Gov. Steve Beshear chose Luallen to replace outgoing Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, who resigned to take a job as deputy assistant to President Barack Obama at the White House.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

Obama to protect 5 million from deportation

Obama to protect 5 million from deportationPresident Obama is considering an executive order that would protect as many as 5 million people from deportation, administration officials said Thursday.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duck

Immigration, Keystone top first day of lame duckMore pragmatic lawmakers like those who lead the Appropriations Committee are pressing hard for a so-called omnibus spending bill and warn that tea party forces who want to drag must-pass spending bills into their battle with Obama over his planned executive action on...
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

GOP officially puts McConnell in charge of the Senate

GOP officially puts McConnell in charge of the SenateSenate Republicans unanimously elected Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to serve as majority leader when the new Congress convenes in January. Senators held leadership elections Thursday morning.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Elections

Hal Heiner, James Comer see 2015 as golden opportunity for Ky. Repulicans

Hal Heiner, James Comer see 2015 as golden opportunity for Ky. RepulicansHal Heiner's campaign confirms on Wednesday it is expanding--bringing on two gubernatorial campaign veterans to expand his campaign.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Indiana

Dozens of ballots will be counted in Clark Co. for clerks race

Dozens of ballots will be counted in Clark Co. for clerks raceKelly Harrod won the race by 21 votes against Democratic challenger Susan Popp.
  • Indiana
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Elections

6 awkward ways to say 'I lost' the election

6 awkward ways to say 'I lost' the election6 awkward ways to say 'I lost' the election
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Elections

Obama hosts newly-elected Congressional leaders for lunch

Obama hosts newly-elected Congressional leaders for lunchPolitical realities were on the menu in the White House Old Family Dining Room as President Obama sat down with Congressional leaders for the first time since the mid-term election flipped the Senate.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Supreme Court will hear case of same-sex marriage ban in Ky.

Supreme Court will hear case of same-sex marriage ban in Ky.The couple in Louisville at the center of the Fairness Rally held on November 7 plan to take their case to the highest court in the land.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

Report claims Obama reaching out to Iran over ISIS

Report claims Obama reaching out to Iran over ISISReport claims Obama reaching out to Iran
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Nation

President Obama meets with Congressional leadership

President Obama meets with Congressional leadershipAfter a GOP tidal wave that gave Republicans control of the Senate, a power lunch was held on November 7 in Washington.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

President Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as attorney general

President Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as attorney generalAn announcement is expected in the coming days, though the timing is complicated by the president's plans to travel to Asia this weekend.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Elections

Cost of the 2014 Senate races are record-breaking

Cost of the 2014 Senate races are record-breakingComing in at over $111 million, the 2014 North Carolina Senate contest between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis is the most expensive in the nation's history, and Kentucky's Senate race is just three spots behind that record.
  • Elections
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

Man photo-bombing Mitch McConnell goes viral

Man photo-bombing Mitch McConnell goes viralMitch McConnell may have won the election, but some said a Louisville man caught photo-bombing McConnell won the internet this week.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Watch Live: Governor Beshear announces Lt. Governor Abramson's resignation

Watch Live: Governor Beshear announces Lt. Governor Abramson's resignationKentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is expected to announce the resignation of Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson during a news conference Thursday.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks ago
Elections

What does Mitch McConnell plan to do as Senate majority leader?

What does Mitch McConnell plan to do as Senate majority leader?Mitch McConnell is about to fulfill his goal of becoming Senate Majority Leader.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Elections

Mayor Fischer easily re-elected

Mayor Fischer easily re-electedFischer had just over two-thirds of the vote against Republican Bob DeVore, a UPS worker who ran a limited campaign.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Elections

McConnell wins re-election, Grimes vows to fight for better future

McConnell wins re-election, Grimes vows to fight for better futureThe incumbent senator beat out his democratic challenger by a 15 point margin, and is set to become the new Senate majority leader come January.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
News

Your 2014 Midterm Election Results

Your 2014 Midterm Election ResultsClick for latest election results
  • News
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

2014 Senate race racks up hefty price tag

2014 Senate race racks up hefty price tagNo matter who wins or loses, the 2014 Senate race has come with a hefty price tag.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

Interview:Azar Nafisi talks her New York Times best seller

Interview:Azar Nafisi talks her New York Times best sellerAzar Nafisi's book Reading Lolita in Tehran has been translated in 32 languages and won countless awards.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

Grimes: Kentuckians 'are going to surprise a lot of the nation' on election day

Grimes: Kentuckians 'are going to surprise a lot of the nation' on election dayDemocrats are hoping the underdog comes out on top after the final votes are tallied on election day.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Elections

Grimes, McConnell work to rally voters with stops across the Commonwealth

Grimes, McConnell work to rally voters with stops across the CommonwealthA day ahead of election day Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell are both making stops across the Commonwealth.
  • Elections
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Indiana

Former Lugar aide Mark Helmke dies at 62

Former Lugar aide Mark Helmke dies at 62Walter Helmke tells The Herald Republican that his son's death was a shock. Former Fort Wayne Mayor Paul Helmke tells The Indianapolis Star that his brother was sick with bronchitis a few days earlier.
  • Indiana
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Indiana

Jefferson County, Ind. reports problems mailing ballots

Jefferson County, Ind. reports problems mailing ballotsHe says a problem with an optical reader at the Madison Post Office is responsible for the mailing problem, but stresses that the affected voters can still vote at their polling place on Tuesday.
  • Indiana
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

2 men are accused of stealing campaign signs in West Buechel

2 men are accused of stealing campaign signs in West BuechelPolice said someone saw two men stealing signs behind city hall this afternoon. Officers tracked the men down several blocks away. Police said the men admitted to taking 15 signs.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago