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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.”

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.

Christian County, Kentucky, Convicted Felon And Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

Christian County, Kentucky, Convicted Felon And Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 96 Months In Prison For Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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PADUCAH, Ky. – U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., has announced the sentencing of a Christian County, Kentucky convicted felon, by Senior Judge Thomas Russell on Thursday, October 15, 2015 to 96 months in prison for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Kentucky Arts Council seeks applicants for Kentucky Peer Advisory Network consultations

Kentucky Arts Council seeks applicants for Kentucky Peer Advisory Network consultations

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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FRANKFORT, Ky. — Musicians who come together to form a group are often overflowing with talent on stage, but when it comes to building their art as a business, Karen Jones of the Americana group TDH4 said some groups, including hers, come up short.

Former Navy sailor stabbed to death in Bourbon County

Former Navy sailor stabbed to death in Bourbon County

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A woman's boyfriend has been accused of fatally stabbing her estranged husband in Bourbon County.

Louisville agency seizes nearly 80 cats and dogs from home

Louisville agency seizes nearly 80 cats and dogs from home

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Metro Animal Services has seized almost 80 cats and dogs from a Jefferson County home.

Democrats lead GOP in Kentucky TV ad spending

Democrats lead GOP in Kentucky TV ad spending

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Democrats appear to be winning the TV ad war in Kentucky with less than two weeks left until the general election.

Collapse of KY Health Co-op Emblematic of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

Collapse of KY Health Co-op Emblematic of Obamacare’s Broken Promises

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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The administration knew beforehand that this plan was not viable and that tens of thousands of people could lose their coverage. They chose to cling fast to a disastrous left-wing experiment with our health care system over choosing stability and affordable coverage for the many people caught up in Obamacare and these failed health care co-ops.’

Cigar Memorial Statue to be unveiled at Hall of Champions

Cigar Memorial Statue to be unveiled at Hall of Champions

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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LEXINGTON, Ky.- The Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a new memorial statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion Cigar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. Created by artist Douwe “Dow” Blumberg, the statue will be placed at Cigar’s gravesite at the Hall of Champions […]

Local Mining Operations recognized for exceptional Mine Safety or Reclamation practices by Department for Natural Resources and the Kentucky Coal Association

Local Mining Operations recognized for exceptional Mine Safety or Reclamation practices by Department for Natural Resources and the Kentucky Coal Association

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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Prestonsburg, Ky. - (October 21, 2015) – The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources (DNR) and the Kentucky Coal Association (KCA) jointly presented awards to local companies for exemplary mine safety or outstanding reclamation practices on coal mining operations.

KSP Names Civilian Employee of Year

KSP Names Civilian Employee of Year

Bill Stephens

October 22nd, 2015

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(FRANKFORT, KY) -- Twenty-five civilian employees were honored today by the Kentucky State Police at a ceremony highlighting their performance and public service during the past year.