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Pure Politics airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET and again at 11:30 p.m. ET in all of Time Warner Cable's Kentucky markets, as well as in Frankfort on the Frankfort Plant Board's channel 77 at 7 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The program features political analysis and news, as well as interviews with officials, candidates and policy makers and political observers.

Kentucky gets D+ grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation

11/09/2015 06:28 PM

By: Ryan Alessi Republished with permission from the Center for Public Integrity A month after starting to investigate Kentucky’s Agriculture Department, state Auditor Adam Edelen called a meeting for his team to update each other on the transgressions of ex-Ag Commissioner Richie Farmer. Auditors took turns sharing revelations at that February 2012 get-together about how Farmer, a former University of Kentucky basketball hero, ordered his agency’s employees to build a basketball court in his backyard. He had them drive him on hunting trips... Read more 

Republican candidate Allison Ball wins state treasurer race

11/03/2015 10:00 PM

Republican candidate Allison Ball will be Kentucky’s next treasurer after defeating democratic Representative Rick Nelson. The treasurer’s race was among the first races to be called on Election night and Ball says she believes her background wasn’t the only thing that resonated with voters.  Read more 

TIMELINE | Drew Curtis General Election Campaign in Review

10/26/2015 08:42 AM

Primary 2015 – October 25  Read more 

TIMELINE | Jack Conway General Election Campaign in Review

10/26/2015 08:42 AM

Primary 2015 – October 25  Read more 

TIMELINE | Matt Bevin General Election Campaign in Review

10/26/2015 08:41 AM

Primary 2015 – October 25  Read more 

Conway campaign releases memo detailing the cost of Bevin's policy agenda

09/25/2015 07:41 PM

The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway released an in-depth policy take down of Republican opponent Matt Bevin’s plans for the state. The memo, produced by Dana Mayton, the senior policy advisor for the Conway-Overly campaign — who until recently was the Senior Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Louisville, the campaign focuses on the potential costs associated with policy initiatives Bevin has proposed on the campaign trail. ... Read more 

U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene on behalf of Rowan Co. Clerk Kim Davis

08/31/2015 10:36 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an emergency application from Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who is refusing to issue marriage licenses because of her religious objections regarding same-sex marriage. With one sentence Monday the court declined to take up Davis’ plea to stay a lower court’s preliminary injunction, potentially forcing her to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County. Last week, U.S. District Judge David Bunning denied Davis’ motion requesting a stay in his previous ruling mandating she resume issuing... Read more 

GOP's Harmon hopes to overcome incumbent's publicity in bid for auditor, but Edelen says his opponent has been MIA so far

05/31/2015 07:56 PM

Facing a well-funded incumbent who gets his share of earned media, Republican state Rep. Mike Harmon believes he will surprise Democratic Auditor Adam Edelen in this year’s election for state auditor. While Edelen tackles his share of high-profile issues, such as untested rape kits in law enforcement custody, thus far he says he has heard crickets from his opponent’s campaign. “I don’t see my opponent anywhere, candidly,” Edelen said Thursday at the Scott County Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner after saying some GOP... Read more 

Republican Party of Kentucky website hacked

05/25/2015 11:53 AM

UPDATE 12:50 pm: The website is now back under the control of the Republican Party of Kentucky. Pure Politics has been in contact with a group claiming responsibility for the hack of the website, but at this time we are unable to determine if the group’s claims are legitimate. PREVIOUS: An anonymous group of hackers has been in control of the Republican Party of Kentucky’s website since Sunday. RPK Chairman Steve Robertson told Pure Politics he has contacted the website’s... Read more 

Federal judge who set Kentucky's ban on same-sex marriage on path to Supreme Court dies

04/30/2015 05:30 AM

U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II, whose rulings striking down bans on same-sex marriage paved the way for what could be a landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the divisive issue, died at age 66 on Wednesday. Heyburn’s passing comes a day after the high court heard arguments in cases challenging laws against same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan and Ohio. He had battled liver cancer for several years. Heyburn, who battled cancer, was nominated to the federal bench... Read more