McConnell Bill to Protect Coal Miner Pension Benefits Now Goes to President for Signature

Senate approves bipartisan bill introduced by Senators McConnell, Capito, and Manchin to protect coal families' pension benefits. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader, McConnell personally raised the need to address this urgent crisis with President Trump and successfully secured the provision in the end of the year funding bills.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate on Thursday, December 19, 2019 approved the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families. Utilizing his role as Majority Leader and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator McConnell secured their bipartisan bill in the Fiscal Year 2020 government-funding agreement, which now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Shooting incident in Laurel County leaves one person dead & 4 others arrested

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Laurel County, Ky (December 22, 2019) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Kyle Gray along with Sgt. Chris Edwards arrested four individuals early Sunday morning December 22, 2019 at approximately 4:03 AM.

Social Security scam being reported in Knox County

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BARBOURVILLE, KY (December 21, 2019) -The Knox County Ky Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a long running scam that has begun resurfacing lately.

KSP Richmond Post asking for help in identifying theft suspect

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Richmond, KY. (December 20, 2019) – The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for help identifying someone, who stole a large quantity of precious metal from a local Madison County Business.

4 year old found walking at night near a railroad track & high water

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CANNON, KY (December 18, 2019) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is reporting that: On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 shortly after midnight, Deputy Mikey Ashurst responded to a 911 call reporting a four (4) year old child walking by himself on Highway 11 in Cannon.

5th Annual "Operation Joy" / Tri-County area: Laurel-Knox-Whitley

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CORBIN, KY (December 17, 2019) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Criminal Justice Students hosted their 5th Annual Operation Joy Holiday Christmas Basket Project. 

 

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