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Another prominent Republican to campaign for Andy Barr — in Amy McGrath’s home county

October 30, 2018 - 11:25am
House Speaker Paul Ryan is coming to Kentucky to campaign for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr in the final stretch of his re-election bid in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District. Ryan will appear this week with Barr in Scott County, the home county of Barr’s Democratic challenger Amy McGrath, to help boost Barr in the midst of a tight race. The visit comes as both campaigns make their final push in the last week of the campaign. 2018-10-30T08:43:00-04:00

‘Are you done?’ Barr and McGrath battle it out in their only debate.

October 30, 2018 - 11:25am
Democratic congressional candidate Amy McGrath has spent the past few months talking about how she plans to run a different kind of campaign, one without negative attack ads to help restore civility in politics. But from the opening question of the only debate between U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and McGrath on Kentucky Educational Television, the two candidates went on the attack. Though the candidates talked about tax reform, the national debt and election security, the majority of the debate centered around the one issue McGrath has made the centerpiece of her campaign, health care. Not mentioned were immigration and abortion, two issues Barr has featured prominently in his attack ads. 2018-10-30T08:33:57-04:00

Mercer man charged with attempted murder of police officer

October 30, 2018 - 8:24am
A Mercer County man was arrested early Monday morning after a shooting incident involving Harrodsburg police. At just after 3 a.m. Monday, Harrodsburg police officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a residence. When they arrived, they were confronted by John Michael Peach, 32, who was armed. As a result, shots were fired and Peach was injured, according to police. Following an initial investigation by KSP of the officer involved shooting incident, Peach was charged with fourth-degree assault domestic violence with a bond set at $2,000; and attempted murder of a police officer, with a $200,000 bond set. 2018-10-30T08:16:50-04:00

New Ignite high school regarded as Toyota's legacy to NKY

October 30, 2018 - 8:24am
Toyota's parting gift to the region is poised to set afire a passion for learning next fall. Students throughout Northern Kentucky are invited to enroll in Ignite Insitute at Roebling Innovation Center, a high school that is supposed to transform the study of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. A first of its kind in the region, Ignite will offer studies in engineering, computer science, biomedical, design, education, logistics and construction. 2018-10-30T08:09:31-04:00

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