The area's leading online source for news!
Louisa-Lawrence Co, KY

In God We Trust - Established 2008


Date: 01-29-2018

The Republican Party of Kentucky and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell received thousands of dollars from Las Vegas casino tycoon Steve Wynn, who recently stepped down as the national GOP finance chairman over multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

In 2016, Wynn donated $10,000 to the Republican Party of Kentucky through a joint fundraising committee, according to Federal Election data. He also gave $1,000 to McConnell's 1996 Senate campaign. 

Tres Watson, a spokesman for the Republican Party of Kentucky, said the party doesn't plan to keep the money in the wake of the allegations. 

"We will be donating the money to a charity," Watson said. He did not give specifics as to when and where the money would be donated. 

A spokesman for McConnell's office did not respond to a request for comment. 

Wynn, 76, is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with company employees over the decades, according to The Wall Street Journal. He has publicly denied the allegations but resigned his post as the party's finance chair in the following days. 

"Today I accepted Steve Wynn’s resignation as Republican National Committee Finance Chair," RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said Saturday in a statement to USA TODAY.

Wynn is the latest public figure accused of sexual misconduct in a movement that began with Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last fall. 

At the time, the Republican Party pressured Democrats to return the Weinstein's donations over the years. 

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Democrat, donated {to charity} Weinstein's $5,200 that he gave to her run for U.S. Senate in 2014, according to Murray State University Public Radio. 

Bradford Queen, a spokesman for Grimes, said he was unsure if the money had been donated yet.

In addition to the tens of thousands of dollars he's given to GOP candidates and causes, Wynn helped run President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, which raised a record $107 million, according to USA TODAY.

By Thomas Novelly
Louisville Courier Journal


Add comment

Security code

652 - Celeste Psychic Reading - Email Only
Celeste the Angelic Medium - request your free psychic reading now! 


1313 - / Craft Beer Delivered was founded in 2013 with a mission to support independent craft breweries across the country! We try thousands of beers and bring you the gems you can't get at your local store. After downloading our app, everyday you'll will get access to 2 rare beers not found in your area. Claim the beers you want and skip on the ones you don't. Get it all delivered, we will ship your hand picked craft beers to your door for one flat fee no matter how much you buy. There are no commitments to signing up or ordering monthly. States we ship to: WA OR CA CO AZ NV NM OH WI NY NE DC MA FL PA NH NJ ID.


1323 - Get Your Property Sold!
This campaign is aimed at people who would like to get their home sold with a professional real estate person in their area possibly get a cash offer for their property.


1325 - Ave40 / Vape and E-cigarettes (Rev-Share)
Ave40 Affiliate Program creates opportunities for our partners to engage more deeply in the Vape communities. We offer you global reach to the most trusted online Vape sellers of Electronic Cigarettes devices, E-liquids, and other Accessories.


1243 - Rent/Own Home Listings
Find rent to own homes converts on 2nd page credit card submit email and display traffic.


1315 - Betfaire Sports - iOS - SE
GET UP TO £/€ 100 IN FREE BETS! T&Cs Apply


1317 - Unibet Casino - iOS - UK
Packed full of top quality slots and table games, our exciting app brings all your casino favourites to your iPhone or iPad. What’s more, if you’re looking to play with live dealers, our casino app lets you get in on the action at one of our live casino tables.


1319 - Unibet Sports - iOS - UK
The Unibet Sports Betting app covers all your favourite sports, from football, rugby, golf, tennis and horse racing. Never miss a bet and enjoy the best odds, live score updates, live streaming on over 30,000 events and real-time in-play betting direct to your mobile or tablet.


1321 - Noon - iOS - UAE
We are the lifestyle shopping destination for the region, by the region.
Noon has the largest online selection of leading brands in categories such as electronics, health & beauty, fragrances, grocery, baby products and homeware. noon also brings you an unmatched fashion assortment that includes some of the world’s most demanded brands including Nike, Lacoste, Mango, Topshop, etc.