About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work.

Four Republican candidates battle for open Senate seat in southcentral Kentucky

05/04/2016 01:26 PM

SOMERSET – Approximately 75 registered voters were in attendance Tuesday night as the four Republican candidates for state Senator in the 15th Senatorial District, took part in a candidate’s forum at Somerset High School, co-hosted by the Rotary Club of Somerset and the Rotary Club of Somerset-Pulaski County. The candidates are vying to succeed Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, who decided not to seek re-election after serving only one term in office. The candidates include insurance agent Rick Girdler, the uncle of the... Read more 

Residency questions cloud Koenig-Seifried 69th district race

05/02/2016 05:50 PM

FLORENCE – 69th District State Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, faces a challenger in the Republican primary as he tries to earn a sixth term in office, in 23-year-old market analyst Danny Seifried, but it is still to be determined in Boone Circuit Court whether Seifried has lived in the district long enough to be eligible to run for the seat. A suit was filed by Erlanger resident Lucy Riffle on April 19 claimed Seifried has not lived in the district... Read more 

Rep. Bob DeWeese ends 24-year legislative career at 81

04/30/2016 05:20 PM

FRANKFORT – After 24 years in the state legislature, 81-year-old Rep. Bob DeWeese, R-Louisville, has decided to call it a career. DeWeese, a retired general surgeon, had planned to serve only a couple of terms when he was first elected in 1993, before returning back to his surgery practice full-time to work with his son, but all of that changed in 1994 when he experienced temporary blindness and had to give up his job as a surgeon. “I couldn’t see anything for... Read more 

Retiring Rep. Brad Montell says social media has turned job of a legislator into a full-time commitment

04/27/2016 01:55 PM

FRANKFORT – Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, is wrapping up a 14-year legislative career in December, but as he leaves, he says new technology is requiring lawmakers to spend more time working than even before. Montell, says that even though the job of a legislator is technically a part-time job, the time currently required, thanks in part to social media, have contributed it be being a full- time commitment as far as he is concerned. “I do think as social media and... Read more 

Clinton campaign opens headquarters in Louisville

04/25/2016 04:39 PM

LOUISVILLE — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will open her Kentucky campaign headquarters on Monday night in Louisville. The headquarters, located at 1357 Bardstown Road, will be used to launch phone banks and neighborhood canvasses as organizers and volunteers contact Kentuckians in Jefferson County leading up to the May 17 primary. The office is scheduled to open at 6 p.m. with a gala kickoff featuring Congressman John Yarmuth, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, state Sen. Morgan McGarvey and state Reps. Joni Jenkins,... Read more 

Sen. Chris Girdler calls term in the Senate "the experience of a lifetime"

04/21/2016 03:25 PM

FRANKFORT – Even though Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, has served only one term before deciding that he would not seek re-election, he called his time serving in the Senate as the experience of a lifetime. The Somerset native, who promised in his 2012 campaign that he would serve no more than two terms, decided against running for re-election so that he could spend more time with his wife and two young daughters. Somerset is approximately 2 hours from Frankfort. Girdler says... Read more 

Sen. Carroll Gibson to end nearly 45 years of public service

04/20/2016 06:37 PM

FRANKFORT – Sen. Carroll Gibson, R-Leitchfield, says that the ability to work with his fellow legislators to solve problems is the one thing that he’s enjoyed most about being in the General Assembly. Gibson, who has decided that he will not seek re-election for the 5th district seat because of health reasons, served for 32 years as the Grayson County circuit court clerk prior to being elected to the State Senate in 2004. In reflecting back on his Senate career, Gibson... Read more 

Gov. Matt Bevin requests investigation of former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration

04/19/2016 02:24 PM

FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin has accused the previous administration of former Gov. Steve Beshear of numerous improprieties that he says has been uncovered by his administration. Bevin, who took no questions at a press conference on Tuesday, said that his staff had uncovered evidence that the prior administration had failed to meet the high standards that the law and the people of Kentucky demand from state government officials. Bevin said beshear’s administration coerced state employees to contribute to the campaign... Read more 

Retiring Rep. Mike Denham says political partisanship can get in the way of progress

04/17/2016 09:15 AM

MAYSVILLE — Rep. Mike Denham, D-Maysville, who has served since 2001, decided not to seek re-election back in December because of health concerns. Denham says that current political partisanship has, in some cases, stifled progress in the House. During his 15 years in the legislature Denham says partisanship has grown in the General Assembly, especially as Republican members have grown in the chamber, resulting in a battle of which direction to go. “You know, you’ve got one side trying to keep the... Read more 

Senate honors the late former Sen. Georgia Davis Powers with bronze plaque

04/15/2016 03:22 PM

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky state Senate honored the late Georgia Davis Powers with a bronze plaque which was affixed to her former desk in the chamber on Friday, the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Powers, the first African-American and the first woman to be elected to the Kentucky State Senate in 1967, died on January 30 at the age of 92. As a state lawmaker and activist, Powers worked for fair housing, equal rights and became a close ally of... Read more