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Senator McConnell thanks healthcare workers, talks second stimulus during stop at Baptist Health Corbin

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R–KY, came to southeastern Kentucky Monday, making stops at three local hospitals, including Baptist Health Corbin, where he praised healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID–19 pandemic. He also spoke about what officials...

U.S. Senate: McConnell says “Southeastern Kentucky has a loud voice at a crowded table” with him in office

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Senator Mitch McConnell has been in office since 1985 and has been Senate Majority Leader since 2015. Born in Alabama, McConnell graduated from the University of Louisville and later the University of Kentucky College of Law. He...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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Letter to the Editor: Next COVID-19 relief bill needs to help small businesses

(Letter to the Editor by David O. Smith of Corbin) It’s clear the first COVID relief bill passed by Congress basically went to big business, except for the $600 benefits to individuals receiving unemployment in an attempt to equalize funds received in each state. Hopefully, the...
Posted On 06 May 2020
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Electric Co-ops name McConnell a ‘Distinguished Rural Kentuckian’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was honored Monday morning as the “2019 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian” at the 73rd Annual Meeting of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives. The award is the highest honor given by the statewide association of Kentucky’s electric...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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The cigarette smoker I may have never been

Trent Knuckles is publisher of The News Journal. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell claims he will introduce a bill that would make the purchase of tobacco products illegal for anyone younger than 21-years-of-age. Read this story and more for just $.99 cents today, or subscribe to get...

Fulfilling promises to Kentucky

Not even two years into the Trump administration, our country is finally getting back on the right track. On the heels of a major regulatory rollback and historic tax reform, consumer confidence is soaring and unemployment is shrinking. I’m proud of the many promises this...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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