- Sen. Mitch McConnell started a new one-minute TV ad today, touting his "Freedom to Fish Act" that kept the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from banning fishing for safety reasons on the Tennessee River just below Kentucky Dam and the Cumberland River just below Barkley Dam. Most folks heading to the political speaking at the Fancy Farm Picnic will cross these waters on Interstate 24.
- "The Morning Line" from PBS NewsHour Politics moves the race down in its list of the 10 races most likely to decide control of the Senate, to No. 8 from No. 6: "This one drops a couple spots because of movement in other races and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looking stronger," PBS Political Director Domenico Montanaro and staff write, noting this month's Bluegrass Poll.
- University of Kentucky officials will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday to announce a statewide media partnership as part of UK student organizations' proposal to host a senatorial debate on campus. UPDATE, Aug. 1: The originating station would be Lexington's WKYT-TV; other TV stations in the hookup would be WLKY, Louisville; WLWT, Cincinnati; WYMT, Hazard; WSAZ, Charleston-Huntington, W. Va., WBKO, Bowling Green; WPSD, Paducah; and WFIE in Evansville, Ind.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Rolling roundup: As attention turns west, McConnell has a 60-second TV ad about an issue in the region
As the candidates head toward Fancy Farm, there's a new ad about West Kentucky: