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By Anne Halliwell ahalliwell@kykernel.com McConnell: Republican Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1984. He became the Republican leader in 2006. He is the 15th Senate member to hold that position. McConnell has served as the Republican Leader for the 110th-112th Congresses and the Majority Whip in the 108th […]

A political newcomer who earned a comfortable win in the May primary is pushing the veteran in the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.

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Unlike the 2014 Kentucky Senate race that features a politician with 30 years of experience in the federal government, the race for Kentucky’s 6th district seat in the House of Representatives features two faces that are relatively new to national politics.

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A race for coal

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Coal is one of the biggest issues in the race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Debates, campaign ads and even hidden-camera videos have contributed to the conversation. Why is coal such a dominant issue, and where does each candidate stand?

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With the national student loan debt at $1.2 trillion, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Grimes campaign is focusing on the student loan issue and how both candidates approach it.

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The 2014 Senate race between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has been one of the most observed races in the upcoming midterm elections.

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UK’s 21st annual Iron Pour by the School of Art and Visual Studies will be a “spectacle,” according to Gary Bibbs, head of the sculpture department and chief coordinator of the event.

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The Lexington mayoral race has been marked by two big differences in policy by incumbent Jim Gray and challenger Anthany Beatty: stances on public safety and UK’s relationship with the city.

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Provost Christine Riordan announced Wednesday that Scott Lephart, a professor and chair at the University of Pittsburgh, will take over as dean of the UK College of Health Sciences in March 2015.

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Carving up a spooky good time

Instead of its usual old-fashioned decor, the Hilary Boone Center’s courtyard and Columbia Room were splattered with pumpkins and smiling cake pops and the occasional hot cider Wednesday afternoon. The official date for Halloween is in two days, but the celebration already began for those who went to “see BOO!”

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