Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

The Democratic Party's more establishment wing is victorious in a high-profile Kentucky Senate primary despite a late surge from a rising progressive lawmaker.

Retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has beaten state Rep. Charles Booker in the state's Democratic U.S. Senate contest, The Associated Press projects.

The call came Tuesday, a week after the primary, as absentee ballots were counted.

A growing number of leading Republicans are publicly embracing expert-recommended face masks as a means to slowing the spread of the deadly coronavirus, in the wake of more than 125,000 Americans killed by the virus.

In recent months, the topic of wearing masks has become politically divisive, despite official health guidance that they are one of the best defenses to restricting the spread of the deadly respiratory disease, COVID-19, from one person to another.

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Over fifty Kentucky airports will receive funding from the CARES Act passed last month by Congress to provide economic relief from the coronavirus. The Federal Aviation Administration will distribute nearly eighty million dollars to the commonwealth’s airports, according to a press release from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s office.

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flashes back to an earlier crisis that gripped the nation, and his own life, when he was a boy. McConnell was stricken with polio. 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump's impeachment trial distracted the federal government from the novel coronavirus as it reached the United States in January. 

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a new Coronavirus Response Portal on his website to answer questions related to how the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act will help Kentuckians.

  Fort Knox will become home to the Army’s new leadership headquarters later this year. 

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear approved a new funding stream Tuesday to help establish a wildlife refuge in Western Kentucky.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says $25 million has been secured to fight invasive Asian Carp in Kentucky and other states in Congress’s latest funding bill.

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Setting likely themes for his 2020 reelection bid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his leadership role allows Kentucky to “punch above its weight” in national politics.

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