About Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics, the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like the connection between the high profile Steubenville, Ohio rape and a Kentucky hacker whose push for further investigation could put him in federal prison. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead.

Beshear to make economic development trip to Germany and Sweden

01/28/2015 01:18 PM

In his 6th economic development trip to Europe since taking office in 2007 Gov. Steve Beshear will head to Germany and Sweden on Saturday. Beshear will speak at the international CAR-Symposium in Bochum, Germany, where he will discuss Kentucky’s place as a player in the global car industry. More than a thousand automotive executives from around the world gather for the yearly conference to discuss opportunities for future growth, according to the governor’s office. “I’m both honored and looking forward... Read more 

2015 filing update: Rep. Glenn files for treasurer, Rep. Heath to run for agriculture commissioner

01/26/2015 05:51 PM

As the clock winds down on the deadline to enter the 2015 primary elections more candidates, including two sitting lawmakers, filed paperwork to run statewide on Monday. Rep. Jim Glenn, an Owensboro Democrat who has been a target for the GOP in recent election cycles because of slim victories in recent re-elections to the state House, will try his hand statewide. Glenn filed first thing Monday, and he pointed to his time in front of students working on financial literacy... Read more 

Kentuckians say goodbye to Wendell H. Ford in Capitol memorial

01/25/2015 07:07 PM

FRANKFORT — The public said goodbye and thank you to Wendell H. Ford, Kentucky’s 53rd governor and former 24-year U.S. senator, at a memorial in the Capitol Rotunda Sunday. Ford’s coffin, shrouded in white roses, laid at the feet of the bronze 104-year-old, 14-foot tall statue of Abraham Lincoln as friend and former Ford staffer Thomas L. Preston eulogized a “colossus” in Kentucky politics. Showcasing Ford’s sense of humor, Preston remarked that the honor of eulogizing the late Ford, who passed... Read more 

Three key justice issues have cabinet official keeping close tabs on Frankfort

01/24/2015 10:09 PM

With three key judicial initiatives before the General Assembly in the legislative session Justice Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown is keeping a watchful eye on the progress made by the legislature. Legislation addressing heroin abuse, a new set of domestic violence protective orders for dating couples and making sure convicted felons are not barred from obtaining licenses in certain professions are all key initiatives for Brown, and all of the issues have come before the legislature before. The Kentucky Health... Read more 

Sen. Pres. Stivers says legislative immunity won't apply to Sen. Smith's DUI charge

01/23/2015 12:47 PM

Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith, R-hazard, is seeking to use legislative immunity within the Kentucky Constitution to relieve himself of a DUI arrest the lawmaker incurred during the first week of January during the legislative session. While Smith fights the DUI charge in Frankfort using language stating legislators are “privileged from arrest” during session the Senate President says no one is above the law. On Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, said Smith’s immunity challenge to the DUI case... Read more 

Former Sen. Wendell Ford to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda Sunday

01/22/2015 08:56 PM

Funeral and memorial services for former U.S. Senator and 53rd Kentucky Governor Wendell H. Ford have been set. Ford passed away at his Owensboro home Thursday morning after battling lung cancer. He was 90 years old. Ford will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. when a memorial service will take place. Visitation will continue from 4-6 p.m. following the service, according to Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro. The funeral service... Read more 

U.S. Supreme Court to decide same-sex marriage nationwide

01/17/2015 11:46 AM

On Friday the United States Supreme Court agreed to definitively answer whether or not states can ban same-sex marriage, after several courts overturned bans in multiple states — including in Kentucky. In February of last year a federal judge struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage which was enacted by ratification of Kentucky voters in 2004. At the time the federal judge said Kentucky’s Constitutional view of same-sex marriage violated the United States Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the... Read more 

Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan running for Attny. Gen. to increase county and commonwealth attorney budgets

01/16/2015 07:15 AM

Louisa Republican Michael T. Hogan, who is starting his fourth term as Lawrence County attorney, said he decided to pull the trigger on a statewide bid for attorney general after a hunting trip to the western portion of the state, setting up a GOP primary. The 46-year-old Hogan said that the 120 county attorneys need a candidate “in their own ranks” to hold the office of state attorney general, and he made a pitch to help them with their bottom lines... Read more 

State politicians offer condolences after Louisville Metro Council President Jim King dies

01/15/2015 04:48 PM

The condolences poured in after word spread throughout the state Thursday that Louisville Metro Council president Jim King had died. The Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday that King, a banker, had been diagnosed with a blood cancer several years ago. Gov. Steve Beshear issued a statement on King’s passing, calling his death a “terrible loss for all of us.” “Jim loved working to make Louisville better, and every matter that came before the Metro Council, whether mundane or monumental, got his careful and... Read more 

Democrat Colmon Elridge has a campaign theme, now he just needs a campaign

01/14/2015 01:07 PM

With two offices in his sight, Democrat Colmon Elridge, executive vice president of the Young Democrats of America and the executive assistant to Gov. Steve Beshear, is mulling his options ahead of the filing deadline which is quickly approaching. The 33-year old Elridge is contemplating a run for treasurer or secretary of state in 2015, and with little time left on the clock before the filing deadline, he’s closely weighing the options. “For us these decisions are political and personal.... Read more 

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