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McConnell Will File Measure to Overturn EPA’s Regulation on New Coal-Fired Plants

McConnell Will File Measure to Overturn EPA’s Regulation on New Coal-Fired Plants

Bill Stephens

October 24th, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Friday that he and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will file a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) next week that is designed to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from imposing its anti-coal regulation on new coal-fired plants.

Whitfield to Introduce Cap and Trade Congressional Review Act Resolutions MONDAY

Whitfield to Introduce Cap and Trade Congressional Review Act Resolutions MONDAY

Bill Stephens

October 24th, 2015

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Whitfield: “Now we’ve got EPA’s cap and trade rules, a blueprint for economic disaster, right there in black and white in the Federal Register.”

Union County 911 Emergency Center receives approval from Morganfield City Council to apply for CMRS Grant

Union County 911 Emergency Center receives approval from Morganfield City Council to apply for CMRS Grant

Bill Stephens

October 24th, 2015

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The Union County 911 Emergency Center received approval last night from the Morganfield City Council to move forward applying for a CMRS Grant.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Rescues Woman at Courthouse

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Rescues Woman at Courthouse

Bill Stephens

October 24th, 2015

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On Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 3:00pm a visitor to the Vanderburgh County Superior Court experienced what was initially thought to be a diabetic episode, but the woman quickly lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest.

Former Office Manager of Henderson Law Firm Guilty of Embezzling $264,867.84

Former Office Manager of Henderson Law Firm Guilty of Embezzling $264,867.84

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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The former office manager of a Henderson law firm has entered a guilty plea to wire fraud in U.S. District Court for embezzling over 264-thousand dollars during a 30-month period, according to U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn Jr.

Equine Sculpture Gallops onto Kentucky Horse Park

Equine Sculpture Gallops onto Kentucky Horse Park

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 23, 2015) – With a 10-foot wide steel and stainless steel body, 100 bearings, 30 feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and one small motor, a new Mechanical Horse sculpture welcomes visitors to the Kentucky Horse Park.

2015 HCC dental hygiene graduates achieve 100% pass rate

2015 HCC dental hygiene graduates achieve 100% pass rate

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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(Henderson), KY- All of the 2015 Henderson Community College (HCC) dental hygiene graduates achieved 100% pass rate on the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination (NDHBE).

McConnell Bill to Address Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal One Step Closer to Becoming Law

McConnell Bill to Address Prenatal Addiction and Infant Opioid Withdrawal One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Thursday that his legislation to address the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and infants suffering from opioid withdrawal passed the U.S. Senate.

Whitfield to President Obama: Stop Playing Politics with Our Troops

Whitfield to President Obama: Stop Playing Politics with Our Troops

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s veto of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act agreement that authorizes funding for the U.S. Armed Forces next year.

Whitfield Continues Review of EPA’s Costly Cap and Trade Rules

Whitfield Continues Review of EPA’s Costly Cap and Trade Rules

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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WASHINGTON, DC – Building off its previous work examining the EPA’s new cap and trade rules, the Energy and Power Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-01), on Thursday held a hearing examining the legal issues relating to the EPA’s carbon dioxide (CO2) regulations for new and existing power plants.

Knott County man dead after confrontation with troopers

Knott County man dead after confrontation with troopers

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — A Knott County man is dead after a confrontation with two Kentucky troopers.

University of Kentucky hoping to boost graduation rates

University of Kentucky hoping to boost graduation rates

Bill Stephens

October 23rd, 2015

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky officials say they are hoping to set ambitious goals to improve undergraduate retention and graduation rates, and to close gaps in those rates for minority, first-generation and low-income students over the next five years.

Coal Miner Appreciation and Senior Athletes Recognition Night at UCHS on Friday

Coal Miner Appreciation and Senior Athletes Recognition Night at UCHS on Friday

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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A special tribute to local coal miners and retired coal miners will be held Friday night during the Union County Braves football game.

Help keep Union County children warm this winter by donating to Coat A Kid

Help keep Union County children warm this winter by donating to Coat A Kid

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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Cold weather and Old Man Winter are right around the corner and a local organization is making sure the children of Union County are prepared by providing coats to help keep them warm during the cold and possibly snowy conditions ahead.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Conducts 13th Annual Domestic Violence Sweep

Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Conducts 13th Annual Domestic Violence Sweep

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office worked simultaneously with agencies from across the country on Wednesday in an effort to arrest persons with outstanding warrants for family violence and domestic related issues.