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- Out of Poverty and Educated: United Way Thinks Big With New Goal
by John Gregory | 10/30/14 9:49 AM
When you set your sights on improving one of the state's worst schools and moving 10,000 families out of poverty, you don't really need a high-powered advertising agency to develop your marketing campaign. Read more.
- One to One with Mitch McConnell
by John Gregory | 10/28/14 4:14 PM
Republican Mitch McConnell likes to use a sports analogy to describe his role in the U.S. Senate. In his current job as Minority Leader, he says he's the defensive coordinator. The job he wants, Senate Majority Leader, would make him the offensive coordinator. Read more.
- One to One With Alison Grimes
by John Gregory | 10/28/14 11:32 AM
Alison Lundergan Grimes says she learned the importance of public service early in life, from the civic activities of her grandmothers in Mason County, and from her parents, who took the family to volunteer at the Salvation Army every Thanksgiving. And even as child, politics was a part of the mix. Read more.
- Andy Barr Says Blame the Senate for Gridlock
by John Gregory | 10/27/14 5:44 PM
U.S. Rep. Andy Barr agrees with a majority of Americans who believe Washington lawmakers aren't solving the nation's problems. But he wants his constituents to know who's responsible for the gridlock. Read more.
- Campaign Buses Roll, New Polls, State Races
by John Gregory | 10/27/14 5:38 PM
We're heading into the home stretch of the 2014 elections, and new polling shows the U.S. Senate race may be as close as ever. Read more.
- Barr and Jensen Air Views on Health Care, Minimum Wage, and More
by John Gregory | 10/21/14 2:05 PM
Candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 6th Congressional District appeared on Monday’s edition of Kentucky Tonight. The show featured Republican incumbent Rep. Andy Barr and Democratic opponent Elisabeth Jensen. Read more.
- Former Miss Kentucky Advocates for LGBTQ Equality Issues
by John Gregory | 10/20/14 5:27 PM
Last winter, former Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent nervously penned a nearly 1,500-word blog post that will be remembered for one simple sentence: "I am queer." Read more.
- Ad Strategies and Voter Turn-Out Efforts Highlight Final Weeks of Senate Campaign
by John Gregory | 10/20/14 4:48 PM
Did the much-anticipated meeting between Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes change the course of their U.S. Senate race? Read more.
- Health, Education, Economic Fairness Are Big Issues for Jensen
by John Gregory | 10/20/14 4:36 PM
Growing up in Indiana, Elisabeth Jensen never dreamed she would run for public office. But as she got more involved in education and literacy in her adopted home of Lexington, she saw politics as a way to help contribute to the issues that were important to her. Read more.
- UK Researcher Sees Hope in Violence Prevention and Intervention Strategies
by John Gregory | 10/17/14 1:46 PM
According to the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, a third of all Kentucky women will experience some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Read more.