Kentucky News

McConnell’s Campaign Manager Quits

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Jesse Benton is no longer Senator Mitch McConnell's campaign manager. He resigned Friday over concerns a scandal in the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign might harm the Senate Minority Leader's re-election plans. Benton said, quote, "There have been recent inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in…

Poll: Kentucky Voters Support Minimum Wage Hike

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A majority of Kentuckians support raising the federal minimum wage. According to a new Bluegrass Poll, 55-percent of voters are in favor of increasing it to ten-dollars-and-ten-cents per hour. The results, however, reflect a six-percent decrease in support from February when 61-percent said they supported putting more money in workers' pockets.

Kentucky State Trooper Hit During Traffic Stop

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Bullitt County, KY) -- A Kentucky State Trooper hit by a car during a traffic stop on I-65 is expected to be okay. Officials say the officer pulled a car over near the Bullitt County line on Saturday and was thrown about 50-feet when the stopped car was hit. The driver that caused the accident…

Holiday Gas Prices Higher

Posted On September 01, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Labor Day travelers will pay more to fill up their cars and trucks in Kentucky. LouisvilleGasPrices.com reports the average price of self-serve regular is up two-cents this week to three-dollars-61-cents a gallon. Local pump prices are as low as three-dollars-25-cents, but many more service stations are up at three-dollars-79-cents a gallon.

Pike County Job Creating Project Moving Forward

Posted On August 29, 2014

(Pike County, KY) -- State officials are helping pave the way for a Pike County project that would generate new jobs. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority yesterday approved tax incentives for RCC Big Shoal and several other companies. RCC Big Shoal told the authority it's considering a 193-million dollar investment in Pike County for…