Monday, May 20 2013 12:15 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:15:32 GMT
Governor Steve Beshear announced that Kentucky will receive a nearly $3 million National Emergency Grant to assist workers affected by the closure of Comair in Erlanger. The majority of funds, administeredFull Story >
Officials said about 350 former Comair employees who were laid off in September 2012 will be assisted with the funds. Full Story >
The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions, setting up a high-stakes debate on the Senate floor.Full Story >
Senators working on a wide-ranging immigration bill have agreed to tighten controls on the asylum system that allows people fleeing war or persecution to find refuge in the U.S.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:46:53 GMT
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses. Two deaths has been reported in Oklahoma.Full Story >
A tornado outbreak in the Midwest caused heavy damage to homes and businesses. Two deaths has been reported in Oklahoma. Full Story >
(FOX19) - Last week's Reality Check took a close look at Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan.
Tonight, we are taking a look at Ron Paul's newly released federal budget. How much does Paul want to cut?
The plan is radical, but according to Paul, it could balance the federal budget by 2015.
Here is what is being proposed.
Ron Paul is prosing eliminating the departments of Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education.
He also wants to abolish the Transportation Security Administration and returning responsibility for security to private property owners.
Paul's plan would also reign in spending both domestically and abroad.
To do that the plan calls for, abolishing corporate subsidies, stopping foreign aid, and returning most other spending to 2006 levels.
In addition, Paul has said that he wants to cut 15 percent from military spending but he says, don't get that confused with cutting national defense.
"I don't cut anything from defense. I cut military. There's a big difference. Defending this country is one thing." said Rep. Paul to CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
When Blitzer asked Paul to explain the difference, Paul responded, "Militarism is buying weapons to subsidize the military industrial complex to build weapons we don't need. Why do we need 7,000 drones dropping bombs in any spec of the Earth in order to defend this country?"
What about domestic spending? Paul says he would keep Social Security in place right now for older Americans but for younger Americans he would allow them to opt out.
Another big deal, cutting the pay of lawmakers.
The plan would reduce the federal workforce by 10%,
It would slash Congressional pay and perks and curb what he calls excessive federal travel.
Finally, to put his money where his mouth is, Rep. Paul would not take the $400-thousand dollar salary, $100,000 dollars in non-taxable travel expenses and $50,000 expense account the office of the President currently takes.
Instead President Paul would take a salary of $39,336, approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker
Here's what you need to know.
Regardless of how you feel about Rep. Paul's plan, this is the only full budget plan proposed thus far that proposes balancing the budget with actual cuts. Not, using fuzzy math with "cuts" in defense spending that wasn't going to be spent.
The bottom line, regardless of whether Ron Paul is able to get the Republican nomination, he may be able to force politicians to deal with real numbers, real programs and real deficits.
Monday, May 20 2013 7:48 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:48:36 GMT
You can buy a little luck for just $7, thanks to a Craigslist post. A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoon The posting reads, "I haveFull Story >
A Covington resident is selling two four leaf clovers, according to a post on Craigslist Sunday afternoonFull Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 7:56 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:56:23 GMT
A Colerain Township man is arrested on charges he raped a 12-year-old girl. Toussaint Thrower, 37, is accused of committing the crime over a period of two years. He is expected to appear in court thisFull Story >
The police report also states the victim is pregnant and the act happened at least four times between 5-18-2011 and 1-1-2013.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:08:33 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:33 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:33:10 GMT
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning. LittleFull Story >
Warren County authorities are investigating two bodies found in a home on Sunday. Officials were called to a residence in the 3900 block of Riley Avenue in South Lebanon around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 6:13 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:13:28 GMT
Police are investigating a shooting a in South Fairmount. Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. Little information is known atFull Story >
Authorities were notified of a shooting in the 1700 block of Queen City Avenue around 9 p.m. on Sunday evening. The victim was transported to the hospital where he died.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:54 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:54:19 GMT
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break. "It's way beyond anything I could've ever imagined in a million years," said Elizabeth Edwards, whoFull Story >
Dozens of volunteers in Middletown are giving back to a deserving single mother in need of a break.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:30:16 GMT
Authorities are investigating a shooting in Liberty Township. The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio. FOX19 has a crewFull Story >
The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at the Countryside Village Mobile Home park off of State Route 4 in Liberty, Ohio.Full Story >
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