Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says the Affordable Care Act will be a big issue in the November election.
That's what he told "Fox News Sunday."
Senator McConell says congress has an opportunity to do what the Supreme Court wouldn’t do with “Obama-care,” if conservatives fare well in the election.
The Supreme Court found the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act constitutional under Congress' power to "lay and collect taxes."
Wednesday is the Fourth of July and Independence Day will be commemorated at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West like never before.
101st Airborne Division Commander Major General James McConville will be the featured speaker for the dedication of a monument to the 71 known men from Christian County who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Official local historian William Turner said a lot of work went into organizing the event and in coming up with the 71 names.
Turner says remembering the 71 men is important on the Fourth of July.
The John Manire Chapter of the National Society of the sons of the American Revolution and Turner invite the public to attend. The Nashville Community Choir will provide patriotic music and the 101st Color Guard will present the Colors. The ceremony kicks off 10am Wednesday.
The Western Kentucky State Fair continues this afternoon with an always popular armband night.
Attendees can ride as much as they desire for a flat cost of 18 dollars, with gates opening at 5pm and rides at 6.
A good crowd is expected in the grandstand at 7:30 tonight for the mud boggs, as described by J.R. Knight.
The cornhole tournament is in the air conditioned convention center and will get underway at 7, according to organizer Sonny Campbell.
The petting zoo remains open in the livestock pavilion and there will be a 500-dollar drawing at 9pm.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be working at the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge again today after the navigational lights went dark last night.
A news release from the cabinet says a private boater called Calloway County dispatch around 11 last night and reported the lights on the bridge were out. A Kentucky State Trooper confirmed the report and officials in Marshall County immediately reported the outage to the U.S. Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard put a notice out to all mariners in the area that the bridge was dark and electricians will be at the bridge today to fix the problem.
Some of the lights were not working properly January 26th when the Delta Mariner slammed into the bridge, knocking out a 322-foot span. All of the lights were fixed in the repairing of the bridge, which re-opened just before Memorial Day.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery of seasonal farm workers at a Dupuy Street residence from yesterday afternoon.
The call came in around 4:50 of an incident at 735 Dupuy, where 27-year old Jose Bustamante of Houston, Texas and two other victims said two Hispanic males and one black male held them at gunpoint and demanded money.
One of the perpetrators also hit Bustamante on the head with an unknown object and caused several lacerations. The suspects also took the victim’s car keys, but did not take his car.
The three suspects got away with a substantial amount of cash and the investigation is ongoing.