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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.

VIDEO: The April 9, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/09/2015 06:56 PM

The Drug Czar made a visit to Northern Kentucky today to address the region’s heroin epidemic. Meanwhile, Governor Steve Beshear signs a bill into law to protect victims of dating violence. Watch Thursday night’s FULL episode of Pure Politics:  Read more 

VIDEO: The April 6, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/07/2015 07:00 PM

In a heavily attended rally in Louisville, Rand Paul becomes the second GOP candidate to announce a run for president. cn|2’s Pure Politics shows you the highlights from Paul’s announcement, along with the Kentucky Chamber’s Dave Adkisson’s take on this year’s general session. Watch the FULL episode of Tuesday night’s edition of Pure Politics:  Read more 

Beshear declares statewide emergency after heavy rains and flooding

04/04/2015 04:54 PM

After two days of heavy rains and flash flooding in many counties across the state, Gov. Steve Beshear declared a statewide emergency effective Friday, making state resources available for public safety and recovery efforts. “We have reports of heavy damage in some areas of the state already, but the threat of thunderstorms and further flooding has not cleared Kentucky yet,” Beshear said in a statement. “By declaring a state of emergency for the entire state, we can deploy any needed state... Read more 

Gov. Beshear wagers Kentucky bourbons, Attorney General Conway bets ham on NCAA Final Four game

04/03/2015 01:18 PM

As the Kentucky Wildcats prepare to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a Final Four match-up on Saturday night, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are showing support for their teams. Beshear bet a basket of Kentucky bourbons that the Wildcats will advance to the NCAA Championship Game on Monday. Walker is wagering a basket of Wisconsin cheese, sausage and root beer. “For the second year in a row, the Cats will be facing the Badgers in what is sure... Read more 

VIDEO: The April 2, 2015 edition of Pure Politics

04/03/2015 10:31 AM

On Thursday, the commander-in-chief flew into Louisville to discuss the economy and Auditor Adam Edelen shared the next steps for the state with KTRS. In the event our programming is preempted due to severe weather moving across the Commonwealth, watch our FULL episode here:  Read more 

U.S. attorney general vote delayed as Senate fights over human trafficking bill

03/17/2015 01:24 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It has been six months since current Attorney General Eric Holder announced he would resign his post as the head of the Justice Department, but a contentious Congress is still keeping a nominee from assuming the role. Holder’s proposed successor, Loretta Lynch, faces yet another hurdle this week at a confirmation as U.S. Senate Democrats and Republicans square off over abortion politics. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats blocked an anti-human trafficking bill from debate over an amendment which... Read more 

Beshear declares new statewide emergency

03/05/2015 10:26 AM

Kentucky is under its second state of emergency in less than a month after some parts of the state reported nearly 3 feet of snow Thursday. Gov. Steve Beshear issued the declaration as crews continued clearing roadways throughout the state. Kentucky’s Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort and the Kentucky National Guard been activated, according to a news release from Beshear’s office. “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews... Read more 

UPDATE: Subzero temperatures and hazardous driving conditions cause lawmakers to cancel session until Monday

03/05/2015 07:39 AM

FRANKFORT — After calling off legislative business in the wake of double-digit snowfall on Thursday, state House and Senate leaders have decided against meeting for the remainder of the week. The Legislative Research Commission announced the cancellation in a news release, citing power outages, subzero temperatures and unsafe driving conditions. Snowfall in Frankfort topped 14 inches in some areas, according to weather reports. LRC staff and lawmakers who can travel may report back to work Friday, the release states. Legislators had been scheduled... Read more 

UPDATE: House cancels activity for rest of the week with frigid temperatures expected

02/18/2015 11:38 AM

The Kentucky General Assembly will miss a second consecutive day of session due to poor road conditions after another round of snowfall throughout the state Wednesday, and the House has canceled all activity through the rest of the week. The Legislative Research Commission announced Wednesday that lawmakers are scheduled to return to Frankfort Thursday, which will be day 14 of the 30-day short session, but House Speaker Greg Stumbo said in a separate news release that the House will not meet... Read more 

Legislature cancels session Tuesday due to inclement weather

02/16/2015 12:51 PM

The Kentucky General Assembly will not convene Tuesday with up to a foot of snow expected to fall in some areas of the state, the Legislative Research Commission announced Monday. The LRC cited inclement weather and hazardous road conditions in a news release announcing the cancellation. Legislative committees expected to meet Tuesday will also be canceled. House and Senate committees are scheduled to continue Wednesday, with the Senate slated to gavel in at 2 p.m. and the House at 4 p.m. Lawmakers are off... Read more 

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