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Al Cross: McConnell cares most about the state Attorney General race, and things are looking up

For Mitch McConnell, things in Kentucky are looking up. In Washington, not so much. The races are close, but the Senate majority leader’s state appears likelier than not to elect Republicans to the state’s top offices Nov. 5. McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin, former rivals, have learned how to get along and stay out of each other’s way, and a Bevin victory should increase McConnell’s chances of...

Grant allows former Ky. governor to start treatment, housing for addicts in 101 rural counties, 47 in state

An organization headed by former Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher will get $6.6 million in federal funds “to establish a center of excellence for substance-abuse disorder and . . . provide treatment and housing options for low-income and high-risk individuals in 47 Kentucky counties,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a press release. Dr. Ernie Fletcher spoke in...

Northern KY attorney nominated for U.S. appeals court; Union resident Nalbandian awaits confirmation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A Northern Kentucky attorney has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati. Nalbandian The White House announced Tuesday the naming of John B. Nalbandian, of Union, to the federal appeals court bench. Nalbandian is a partner in the litigation practice group of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP,...

Beshear reflects on time as governor, offers views on how to make government work in new book

By Vicki Prichard Special to KyForward Steve Beshear entered Kentucky politics like a thoroughbred — young and with his eyes on the win. His first victory came in 1973, when at age 29, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives. The capital press corps saw fit to name him Outstanding Freshman Legislator and he went on to win re-election twice. In 1979, voters elected him as state attorney...