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Bill Straub: Enter fighter pilot Amy McGrath who will need big fire-power against Mitch McConnell

Former fighter pilot Amy McGrath is hoping that politics, like love in the old Sammy Cahn-Jimmy Van Heusen song, is lovelier the second time around. McGrath, the Democrat who fell to Rep. Andy “Empty Suit’’ Barr, R-Lexington, in a close-but-no-cigar race for the Commonwealth’s Sixth Congressional District seat last November, has emerged from the fog to challenge bigger game – Senate Republican...

Full field of 132 golfers are set to compete for Barbasol Championship

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today The field is set for the Barbasol Championship. Davis Love III, Brittany Lincicome, and Billy Horschel will be among the 132 players who will be vying for the title when the event tips off Thursday and concludes on July 22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Hall of Famer Love III has won 21 times on TOUR including the 1997 PGA Championship, tops the field...

Bill Straub: Edelen, Jones try to clean up Democrats’ mess with launch of New Kentucky Project

WASHINGTON – The late Raymond Overstreet, former Republican state representative from Liberty, a beloved figure in Frankfort, used to tell the story of Little Timmy who, while chasing a ball, fell into the privy. Timmy’s mother ran out to determine the cause of the commotion and could only spot a pair of eyes looking up at her from the muck. “Lord,’’ the mother exclaimed, looking up to...

Kentucky Rural Health Association’s 18th annual conference set for Aug. 25-26 in Bowling Green

The 18th annual Kentucky Rural Health Association’s annual conference will be held Aug. 25 and 26 in Bowling Green. Matt Jones, a three-time cancer survivor, author and motivational speaker, will open the meeting with the keynote address titled “Rural Health Care is a Marathon: Developing your Marathon” and state Health Secretary Vickie Yates Brown will close the meeting on Friday....

Bill Straub: What’s going on with the usually composed, cool-under-fire Mitch McConnell?

Regardless of the outcome of this year’s U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, at least one unexpected, interesting question has arisen: What in the world is going on with Addison Mitchell McConnell?   Widely known as a political genius – just ask him – the Senate Republican leader seeking a sixth six-year term usually runs a flawless operation, dating all the way back to 1984 when he defeated incumbent...

Bill Straub: What's going on with the usually composed, cool-under-fire Mitch McConnell?

Regardless of the outcome of this year’s U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, at least one unexpected, interesting question has arisen: What in the world is going on with Addison Mitchell McConnell?   Widely known as a political genius – just ask him – the Senate Republican leader seeking a sixth six-year term usually runs a flawless operation, dating all the way back to 1984 when he defeated incumbent...