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Bridge Toll Decisions Being Decided

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Kentucky and Indiana officials are getting closer to an agreement on tolls to cross the Ohio River Bridges. The states are leaning toward delaying toll collections until all the new crossings open in 2016. Original plans called for tolling to begin on each span once they open to traffic. The tolls would…

McConnell, Grimes Meet With Farm Bureau

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- There is no shortage of sparring left in the campaign for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes faced off yesterday before the Kentucky Farm Bureau. They debated some agriculture policies while battling over McConnell's committee absences and Grimes' use of an allegedly deeply-discounted tour…

Kentucky Man Wins Lottery Five Times

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Undated) -- A Kentucky resident is a million dollars richer, after buying five winning lottery tickets. Lottery officials say the unidentified winner bought five tickets all with the same numbers. When those digits were picket, it multiplied the 200-thousand dollar KY Cash Ball Game prize to a cool million. Officials say most players usually choose…

Senate Candidates Turn Farm Forum Into Battlefield

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes are at odds over farm policy, fiscal policy, and missed committee sessions in Kentucky. They put on political boxing gloves yesterday at the Farm Bureau Forum. Grimes says the state needs a change in Washington, while McConnell said voting for Grimes is, quote, "a move in the…

Income Inequality In U.S. And Kentucky

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Frankfort, KY) -- Income inequality in America and Kentucky is growing. The Federal Reserve Bank traces the cause to a low education rate plus disappearing jobs for middle class workers. Associate Professor of Economics Josh Pinkston said, quote, "People should be looking for jobs that are not easily replaced by automation or trade."