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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell said he will introduce a bill raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes, vaping devices and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 across the country.

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A coal investor has offered to purchase a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Kentucky that's slated for closure next year.

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Prominent Kentucky Republicans are urging grassroots efforts to expand GOP influence in Frankfort by flipping the last two Democratic constitutional offices in the upcoming election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Governor Matt Bevin and Congressman James Comer joined incumbent officers and Republican office-seekers at the First District Lincoln Reagan Dinner Saturday night in Murray.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman James Comer and Republican candidates for constitutional offices in Kentucky are scheduled to speak at The First District Lincoln Reagan Dinner at Murray State University on Saturday evening.

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President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday that would require federal agencies to develop plans to reduce or eliminate invasive species, such as Asian carp.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that President Donald Trump has personally assured him the money needed to fully fund a new Veterans Affairs hospital in Kentucky's largest city will be included in the White House's budget request to Congress.

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Calloway County is getting a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand U.S. Route 641 to the Tennessee state line. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the grant in a release on Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced the role of Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, calling it "abhorrent" — and said that it deserves a congressional response.

Breaking with the president, who has said that the CIA had made no conclusions about whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death, McConnell said that the intelligence agency has "basically certified" Saudi involvement at the highest levels.

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After Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day and made small gains in the Kentucky General Assembly, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s “not happy” with how Republicans performed in suburban areas.

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Amid a surge in cases of black lung disease, concerns are rising about the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which provides federal benefits to some coal miners with the disease. A tax that supports the fund would be cut by half at the end of the year unless Congress acts.

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