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Poll Shows Kentuckians Split Over McConnell's War Support

Posted: 09/23/2007 - A new poll says Kentuckians are split over whether Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should support the war in Iraq. 54-percent of those surveyed in the Louisville Courier-Journal's Bluegrass Poll approve the Republican senator's job performance.

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Poll Says Kentuckians Want Vote on Casinos

Updated: 09/23/2007 - A new poll says most Kentuckians want the chance to vote on casinos but support for them isn't as clear. It's the second poll on the matter in September.

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Bush Urges Congress to Strengthen Eavesdropping Law

Updated: 09/19/2007 - Not that many people get to visit the super-secret National Security Agency but on Sept. 19, President Bush did just that. Bush used his trip to urge Congress to strengthen a temporary eavesdropping law.

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Candidates Outline Environmental Policy Plans

Updated: 09/19/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear outline their plans for environmental policy. The pair sparred during a midday forum in Louisville.

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Governor's Faith-Based Office Makes Its Debut

Posted: 09/18/2007 - Governor Fletcher's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives makes it public debut this week. The office was created two years ago by the General Assembly.

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Election Officials Recertify Voting Machines

Updated: 09/18/2007 - The State Board of Elections re-certifies the bulk of voting machines that will be used on election. Election officials say there have not been any reported instances of problems with the machines.

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Nunn Backs Beshear

Updated: 09/17/2007 - A former Republican state representative from Barren County announces he will support Democrat Steve Beshear in the Kentucky governor's race.

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Poll Shows Most Kentuckians Want Casino Gambling Vote

Posted: 09/17/2007 - A new poll says more than 80-percent of Kentuckians want the chance to vote for casino gambling in the state. Governor Fletcher strongly opposes the vote, saying he won't stand for gambling in Kentucky.

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Clinton to Unveil Plan for Universal Health Care

Updated: 09/17/2007 - Hillary Clinton is taking another shot at universal health care. This is her first attempt at it since the one that fell through during her husband's administration.

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President Makes Attorney General Choice

Updated: 09/17/2007 - The president has selected Michael Mukasey, a man who in the past has presided over high-profile national security cases. Bush is urging the Senate to quickly confirm Mukasey, who would become Bush's third attorney general.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Have Plans for Increasing Jobs

Posted: 09/16/2007 - Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates both say they have plans for increasing jobs in Kentucky, especially in impoverished areas. Republican Governor Ernie Fletcher says under his tenure, Kentucky's economy has made solid progress.

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New Poll Shows Beshear Ahead by Double-Digits

Posted: 09/16/2007 - A new poll released says Democratic candidate Steve Beshear has a double-digit lead over Governor Fletcher. This comes with less than two months before Kentucky's gubernatorial election.

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President Addresses Nation on Iraq War

Posted: 09/13/2007 - On Sept. 13, President Bush addressed the nation on Iraq. He detailed his plan for cutting back U.S. forces there to pre-surge levels. Speaking from the Oval Office, President Bush announced a plan he calls "Return on Success."

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Newspaper: Beshear's Law Firm Underwent Ethics Investigation

Updated: 09/13/2007 - The gubernatorial election is six weeks away and the candidates continue to hit the campaign trail. Now a newspaper is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear's law firm was the subject of an ethics investigation 12 years ago.

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President Announces Plan for Iraq on Sept. 13

Updated: 09/12/2007 - President Bush is taking General David Petraeus' advice. Bush is expected to announce Sept. 13, his plans to cut U.S. troops in Iraq by about 30,000 by next summer.

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General Explains War Assessment

Updated: 09/11/2007 - The top American commander in Iraq returns to Capitol Hill on Sept. 11 to explain his assessment on the war. General David Petraeus goes before two Senate panels, whose members include five presidential candidates from both parties.

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Spanish Channel Hosts Presidential Debate

Updated: 09/10/2007 - It's a political first--a presidential debate broadcast in Spanish. The seven Democratic candidates didn't speak in Spanish, but their answers were simultaneously translated.

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Governor Fills Seat on Ky. Supreme Court

Updated: 09/11/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher appoints a judge to fill the vacant seat left by the late Justice William McAnulty. Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson of Louisville is heading to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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General Assures Improved Iraq Security, Troop Drawdowns

Updated: 09/10/2007 - The principal architect of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq gives an account of his strategy to Congress. On Sept. 10, General David Petraeus told lawmakers he believes the U.S. military can reduce forces in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer.

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Candidates Promise Continued War on Illegal Drugs

Updated: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates both pledge to continue the war on drugs. Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear say they have strategies to help Kentucky communities hit hard by illegal drugs.

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Negative McConnell TV Ad to Air

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's largest cable television provider has switched course and has decided to air a commercial critical of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.The ad claims the Kentucky lawmaker inappropriately helped a Kentucky nonprofit group obtain grants.

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