Rep. James Comer says $12B in emergency aid for farmers needed for market stability

07/25/2018 06:21 PM

The Trump administration says they’ll be rolling out $12 billion in emergency aid aimed at helping farmers struggling as a result of the global trade fight. President Trump is defending the tariffs, saying they’re about forcing other countries to sign on to better trade agreements. Some lawmakers on Capitol Hill are firing back, likening it to welfare for farmers and a bailout. U.S. Senator Rand Paul tweeted that tariffs “punish” American consumers and producers. U.S. Congressman and former Kentucky agriculture commissioner... Read more 

Kentucky football player arraigned on drug charges

05/24/2018 02:39 PM

A Kentucky football player has been arrested and arraigned on drug charges. According to Lexington Police, Marcus Walker now faces several charges in connection with possession of marijuana and cocaine. The drugs were found inside Walker’s home by an officer on Wednesday night after responding to a disturbance call. A police citation indicates the responding officer found 5 lb. of marijuana, an ounce of cocaine and a large amount of cash. Walker, a redshirt junior safety, saw action in 12 of 13 games... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Man denied same-sex marriage license loses bid to challenge Kim Davis in November

05/22/2018 10:08 PM

In an effort to unseat the woman who denied him a same-sex marriage license three years ago, Rowan County democrat David Ermold has lost his bid to challenge incumbent Kim Davis. In 2015, Davis made national headlines when she cited religious beliefs for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which legalized the unions. Democrat Elwood Caudill earned the democratic nomination to challenge Davis in November after receiving more than half of... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath wins democratic nomination for sixth congressional district seat

05/22/2018 09:16 PM

A political newcomer in one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has nabbed the democratic nomination for the commonwealth’s sixth U.S. Congressional district seat. McGrath will take on republican Rep. Andy Barr in November. “If I’ve learned anything on this journey, I’ve learned that people want badly to believe in their leaders again,” said McGrath. “They want to know that they’re honest. They want to know that their leaders have the moral courage... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Jim Gray concedes democratic primary for sixth congressional district seat

05/22/2018 08:43 PM

Following one of the most closely-watched primary races in Kentucky, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray conceded the race for the commonwealth’s sixth U.S. Congressional district seat early Tuesday night. Retired Marine fighter pilot and political newcomer Amy McGrath won the democratic nomination and will take on republican Rep. Andy Barr in November. “It was a spirited campaign and I know that Andy Barr is in for the fight of his life,” Gray said. “I am ready to help Amy and I want... Read more 

PRIMARY 2018 | Rep. Andy Barr discusses campaign moving forward after republican nomination

05/22/2018 07:41 PM

Shortly after winning the republican nomination for the U.S. 6th Congressional District, Representative Andy Barr spoke with Pure Politics’ Nick Storm about his campaign as he approaches a fierce battle for his seat in November.  Read more 

UK Basketball | Cats to head to Bahamas for foreign trip

04/24/2018 02:03 PM

The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will head to the Bahamas in August. During the four-game, eight-day trip, UK will train on the island and play four professional teams as it prepares for the 2018-19 season. The Cats will play the Bahamas national team on August 8. The trip will also coincide with the seventh annual John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience , which, for the first time ever, will be held outside of Lexington. The camp will be held from August... Read more 

Churchill Downs announces new parking plan for Derby Week

04/10/2018 01:33 PM

Those making plans to attend races at Churchill Downs Derby Week will want to pay attention to changes in the area that will affect parking and entering the track. Track officials have announced a new website,, to help guests navigate the new information and plan their arrival. They say the new parking and traffic plan is designed to expand parking capacity and shuttle service, but also enhance the surrounding neighborhood as well. “We’re including a lot of new things there,... Read more 

Fourth commemorative Maker's Mark bottle in five-bottle series to be released

04/05/2018 12:31 PM

The fourth commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle in a five-bottle series is set to go on sale Friday, April 6. Maker’s Mark and Keeneland have partnered with the University of Kentucky to raise $2 million for the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS) through the companies’ contributions and a portion of proceeds from the bottle sales. The bottle being released this year features the 1997-98 men’s basketball national championship team. The first three commemorative bottles in the series honored the program’s first... Read more 

Registration open for first-ever Go Big Blue 4-miler

04/03/2018 09:56 AM

Registration is now open for the first-ever Go Big Blue 4-Miler, which will be held on Saturday, April 14. The race will begin outside Kroger Field and wind through various UK Athletics Facilities, before ending on the playing surface at Kroger Field. Top finishers will receive Kroger gift cards, as well as tickets to this season’s football home opener and Big Blue Madness. Race details Saturday, April 14 8:30 a.m. Kroger Field Click here to register First Place: $150 Kroger gift card Second Place:... Read more