Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is criticizing the Obama administration's plans to normalize ties with Cuba. McConnell says he defers to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a Cuban-American from Florida, on the issue because he says Rubio is an expert on U.S.-Cuban matters.
More than 100,000 people in Kentucky have applied for or renewed their health care coverage through the state's health benefit exchange during a one-month open enrollment. Governor Steve Beshear's office says Monday was the deadline for coverage to begin Jan. 1.
A Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official shot and killed a mountain lion after a concerned caller spotted it in northern Bourbon County. A spokesman for the agency says officials hope to determine whether the lion was a captive animal that got loose, or a free-ranging wild lion.
Newly-reelected 6th District Representative and frequent Dodd-Frank Act critic Andy Barr says he wasn’t one of the lawmakers who inserted language loosening bank restrictions in the legislation into the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill passed last week. But he supports the move.