Scott stands out as GOP candidates struggle to distinguish themselves

For The Oldham Era Published: April 16, 2015 By RAE HODGE Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. Presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of La Grange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. Roughly 150… Continue reading

Capital conclusions: Takeaways from the 2015 session of the Ky General Assembly

For The Oldham Era Published: April 2, 2015 By RAE HODGE Heroin The main priority for the state legislature this year was to resolve the state’s heroin epidemic, which has seen a 600-plus percent increase in the last two years as it has gone unaddressed by legislators. The solution came… Continue reading

Taking the high road home: Harris faces Thayer and wins, carries Gas Tax across session finish line

For The Oldham Era Published: April 2, 2015 By RAE HODGE Oldham County’s own Sen. Ernie Harris, a Republican from Prospect, has been serving in the state Senate since 1995. In his 20th year in the Capitol, Harris was instrumental in shoring up the state’s fluctuating road fund during the… Continue reading

Rand’s plans unveiled, state candidates vetted and county leadership put to the test at Oldham County GOP Women’s Club

For The Oldham Era Published: March 26, 2015 By RAE HODGE Eager to piggyback on an expected wave of statewide Republican momentum, the Oldham County Republican Women’s Club will be sponsoring a gubernatorial debate among all four Republican candidates–Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will Scott–on Tuesday, April 7.… Continue reading

Teacher pensions still in danger as legislature nears end of session

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For The Oldham Era Published: March 18, 2015 By RAE HODGE Approximately 50 percent of Kentucky’s 40,000 public school teachers are already eligible to retire. If all–or even most–retire this year, they might not have a pension to retire on. The state’s public school teachers aren’t allowed to draw Social… Continue reading