government shutdown McConnell Gains Rubio Endorsement, Defends Olmsted Dam Funding By Josh James • Oct 21, 2013 Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and challenger Matt Bevin recently received dueling endorsements from conservative heavyweights. Deal That Ended Shutdown Includes $2.8 Billion For Kentucky Dam Project By Josh James • Oct 17, 2013 The Senate funding deal brokered to end the government shutdown included what some pundits are calling a “Kentucky Kickback.” UK Official: Difficult To Prepare For "Uncharted Waters" Of Possible Default By Josh James • Oct 15, 2013 As the government shutdown enters its third week, UK is covering some federal expenditures on research programs with institutional dollars. Protesters Demand Rep. Barr Act To End Shutdown By Josh James • Oct 14, 2013 Josh James / WUKY Frustration over the government shutdown is becoming more visible in Lexington as groups mobilize to protest the lack of progress in Washington. Research Funding More Perilous As Shutdown Approaches Week Two By Josh James • Oct 7, 2013 University of Kentucky president Eli Capilouto says the ongoing shutdown in Washington is threatening the key driving force of research at UK. Saving Stories Tackles Politics And Compromise With Wendell Ford By Alan Lytle and Doug Boyd • Oct 3, 2013 photo provided LEXINGTON, Ky. - In this edition of Saving Stories hear how former Kentucky U-S Senator Wendell Ford navigated the choppy waters of Capitol Hill. Federal Budget Battles Could Affect UK Research By Tom Godell • Oct 1, 2013 LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK President Dr. Eli Capilouto discusses the impact of the ongoing budget battles in Washington on research at the University of Kentucky. UK Officials Expect Few Shutdown Disruptions In The Short Term By Josh James • Sep 30, 2013 LEXINGTON, Ky. - University of Kentucky officials are reviewing the possible impacts of a government shutdown. Grimes, McConnell Trade Jabs Over Government Shutdown By Josh James • Sep 30, 2013 politico.com FRANKFORT, Ky. - The looming shutdown of the federal government is providing fodder the 2014 Senate race.