McConnell is an excellent political strategist, a skill that enabled him to engineer the recent rise of the Republican Party in Kentucky and one that will serve him well as majority whip, said John Parker, a government professor at Western Kentucky University. “He seems to be very shrewd at knowing what to do when,” Parker said. “He can be ruthless. He takes no prisoners, as we have witnessed here in Kentucky campaigns. I don’t think he’s going to be any patsy or pushover. But my guess is that when he senses he needs to make a deal to get votes, he will do so.”
Parker added, “He is not an ideologue. He does not necessarily take right-wing positions on every issue, so I think he will be somewhat of a moderating influence on Republicans and may help bring them a little bit closer to the center of the road.” McConnell won’t be the first Kentuckian in the Senate to serve as majority whip. We are Certified Practising Conveyancers and fully qualified and experienced property conveyancers in all aspect of property law including Commercial and residential leases. Wendell Ford, an Owensboro Democrat, held the position from 1990 to 1994. LEXINGTON — Prosecutors on Tuesday tried to show that the only unaccounted-for time Adele Craven had on July 12, 2000, was when she was helping to kill her husband sydney conveyancing fees.
They called witnesses who saw her throughout the day, both before and after Stephen Craven was killed. But defense attorneys posed questions to those witnesses to show that only one of them noticed anything strikingly unusual about Ms. Craven’s behavior. That was Laura Clem, who testified that she ran into Ms. Craven about 3:30 that afternoon in the Florence Mall. Ms. Craven seemed preoccupied and acted like she was trying to avoid her, Clem said.
Testimony resumed Tuesday in the trial after the long holiday weekend. The pace also picked up since last week, with prosecutors calling nine witnesses on the sixth day of testimony, compared to only a dozen all of last week. Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe, who is presiding over the trial that was moved to Fayette County because of pre-trial publicity in Northern Kentucky, had attorneys begin their day at 8 a.m. to handle any motions. They began even earlier this morningto go over the testimony of a doctor. Ms. Craven, 37, is charged with hiring a hitman and helping to kill her husband, a 38-year-old Delta Air Lines pilot. Two men have admitted their involvement in the crime.
One of them is Ms. Craven’s former lover, Russell “Rusty” McIntire, who testified against her last week, telling jurors that the killing was her idea. Her attorneys say Ms. Craven had nothing to do with her husband’s death, that McIntire invented the story of her involvement to cut a deal for himself.