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Local leaders, elected officials and members of the press gathered at the Murray-Calloway County Hospital’s wellness center gymnasium on Aug. 20 where Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held his final stop of the western Kentucky press tour of the day. He also held events at Paducah’s Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital and Mayfield City Hall. 

 

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Kentucky Homeless Services Systems Can’t Handle The Coming “Tsunami of Evictions,” Advocates Warn

Nearly 1 million renter households across the Ohio Valley are unable to pay rent and at risk of eviction, according to research firm Stout. That amounts to 42 percent of renter households in Kentucky, 46 percent in Ohio and 47 percent in West Virginia.

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After days of delays, congressional Republicans rolled out their proposal for a fifth wave of pandemic relief aid on Monday, setting the stage for a showdown with Democrats, who say the two sides remain far apart.

The plan, which was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., focuses on new funding for schools and a new round of payments to Americans and allows for some additional wage replacement for unemployed workers.