Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio

Frankfort Bureau Chief

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Local/Regional News
12:19 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Kentucky Spirit Sues to Officially Break Its Medicaid Contract

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Struggling Medicaid operator Kentucky Spirit has followed through and is suing to end its contract with the state.

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1:45 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Majority Rules: Kentucky State Legislative Races to Watch

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Election day is two weeks away, and with only one competitive Congressional race (6th District with Congressman Ben Chandler and Andy Barr) and no statewide races on the ballot, this year's politics will definitely be local.  Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston has this look at key match-ups.

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1:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Unions, Lawyers Give Big to Super PAC Helping Democrats Defend State House

FRANKFORT, Ky. -  A Super PAC that is helping defend Democrats is Kentucky state House races has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars.  And with two weeks left until Election Day, Kentucky Public Radio’s Kenny Colston reports on who is helping fund the initiative.

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4:16 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Second Successful VP Debate Has State Officials Hoping for Presidential Debate Next Time

DANVILLE, Ky. - After this week's Vice Presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, local officials say the school is ready for the next step.

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4:57 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Tax Commission Gets Final Reports As Deadline Draws Near

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission has spent months learning how the state’s tax system works, and is now beginning to hammer out proposals to reform the state’s tax code.

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12:35 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Kentucky Delegates In Charlotte For DNC This Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -  As Democrats head to Charlotte, North Carolina this week for the Democratic National Convention, many Kentucky delegates will be going for the first time.

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10:21 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

McConnell, Paul Assail Obama Policies In RNC Speeches

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - Kentucky may not be a key state in this fall’s presidential election, but its two senators played a key role in GOP attacks on the president Wednesday night.   Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul spoke back to back at the Republican National Convention. Their speeches were a one-two punch against many of President Barack Obama's policies.

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5:43 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Beshear Names New Chief Of Staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Governor Steve Beshear has promoted his deputy chief of staff to the top spot.  Louisville native Larry Bond was named chief of staff Wednesday. He replaces Mike Haydon, who died unexpectedly earlier this month.

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4:15 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Paul, Barr, McConnell Still To Address RNC Despite Weather Cancellation

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  - The schedule shuffling at this year’s Republican National Convention won’t cost any Kentucky politicians their speaking slots.

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2:47 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Comer, Senator Paul To Talk Up Hemp At State Fair

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  -  Two of Kentucky’s highest profile Republicans are teaming up to rally for industrial hemp.  U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will hold a news conference at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday to double down on their support for the crop, which can be used for textiles or oil.

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