Public Affairs


  • 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.

Mitt and Mitch at Donamire Farm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, was in Kentucky last night to attend a fundraiser for Sen. Mitch McConnell. Read more.

'Clinton Country' Welcomes Number 42 Pitching for Grimes

Senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes and her ambassadors want voters to know that the 35-year-old Kentucky Secretary of State is a Wendell Ford and Bill Clinton kind of Democrat, not a left-of-center Hollywood archetype ignorant to the Kentucky way of life. That message was a key takeaway from Kentucky's first and only female Gov. Martha Layne Collins, who's accompanying Grimes on the campaign trail. Read more.