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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.

UPDATED: Ky. Supreme Court rules Gov. Bevin overstepped his authority with college and university funding cuts

09/22/2016 11:06 AM

UPDATED The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in a 5-2 decision that Gov. Matt Bevin exceeded his authority in ordering the state’s public colleges’ and universities’ fourth-quarter funding allotments cut last fiscal year. The high court ruling, released Thursday, reverses Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate’s earlier ruling in the case that Bevin acted within his authority in ordering the reductions, which total $18 million. “The Governor’s reduction of the allotments of the Universities in this case exceeded his statutory authority to... Read more 

Congressman Ed Whitfield will step down early, special election to be held on Election Day

08/31/2016 05:28 PM

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield announced Wednesday that he will resign effective 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Whitfield, a Hopkinsville Republican who has served in Congress for nearly 22 years and did not seek re-election this cycle, alerted Gov. Matt Bevin and House Speaker Paul Ryan of his decision. In his letter to Bevin, Whitfield said that it has been an honor and a privilege to represent the constituents of the 1st Congressional District. Nov. 8 will double as the general election and special election... Read more 

Edelen, Jones launch New Kentucky Project to "bring new energy" to Frankfort

08/17/2016 02:17 PM

Former State Auditor Adam Edelen and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones have teamed up to launch the New Kentucky Project, a movement they hope will change the political machine in the Commonwealth and get more Kentuckians involved in state and local politics. Edelen and Jones sat down together with Pure Politics’ Nick Storm to discuss why they say they saw a need for the project and how it will work. Both Edelen and Jones lean left in their personal political views,... Read more 

Kroger pharmacies begin dispensing Naloxone without prescription

08/15/2016 03:32 PM

The Kroger Company announced on Monday that it would begin dispensing the opioid reversal drug Naloxone without a prescription at 80 pharmacies in Kentucky. In a press release, Kroger officials said they had worked with St. Elizabeth Physicians Bellevue Dr. Jeremy Engel in developing a protocol and processes for dispensing the drug without a prescription in Kentucky. “Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks in the top five states with the highest overdose death rate, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Kroger wants... Read more 

Decision 2016 | Absentee Voting

08/11/2016 02:36 PM

Who Qualifies: When to Apply: How to Apply: Via Voting Machine: Not all absentee voting must be done as a mail-in or hand-delivered ballot. A voting machine at the county clerk’s office is available 12 or more working days prior to Election Day for those qualified to vote absentee via voting machine. Voters can also vote via voting machine if they are a precinct election officer appointed to serve in a precinct other than their own. For presidential elections only, voters who change their place of... Read more 

Gov. Matt Bevin declares state of emergency

07/07/2016 06:33 PM

Governor Matt Bevin has declared a state of emergency to give areas the help they need during this week’s severe weather and localized flooding . In a statement, Bevin thanked emergency officials working to address the needs of residents. “This declared state of emergency gives emergency management the resources they need to proactively respond to local needs. We thank all of the officials working hard to minimize the impact of the storm system. We urge all citizens to take the necessary precautions... Read more 

McConnell's Long Game: Looking back on his career and the future of the country

07/05/2016 01:11 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has achieved his dream job in Congress, but the road to get there has taken the better part of several decades. McConnell is looking back on the road to Majority Leader in his memoir ‘The Long Game’ a series of stories about his upbringing, challenges in politics and in the Senate. Kentucky’s senior Senator sat down with Time Warner Cable News’ Geoff Bennett in Washington D.C. for Pure Politics to talk... Read more 

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell: Trump needs to change

06/30/2016 10:49 AM

Ahead of November’s general election, most on the left are embracing the presumptive democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. However, that’s not the case for those on the right. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has reservations about the candidate at the top of the Republican ticket, Donald Trump. McConnell had already made headlines this week for declining to say whether or not Trump is qualified for the presidency. But he told Pure Politics’ Washington D.C. bureau reporter, Geoff Bennett, that... Read more 

Rep. Larry Clark looks back at his time in Kentucky House on last day of his final session

06/01/2016 12:45 PM

FRANKFORT — State Rep. Larry Clark, D-Louisville, is hanging up his hat after serving more than three decades in Kentucky’s House of Representatives. Clark is proud of the work he’s done, but he’s politically worn out and believes that the influx of money into politics will ruin democracy. “I’ve had 19 elections in my district. What concerns me more than anything is the money in politics. We are going to ruin democracy,” Clark said on the last day... Read more 

Charter Communications completes acquisition of Time Warner Cable

05/18/2016 03:48 PM

After more than 25 years, Time Warner Cable, the nation’s second-largest cable company is officially Charter Communications. This morning Charter completed its $56 billion dollar purchase of TWC, six days after the deal cleared its final regulatory hurdle. The deal makes Charter the new parent of Time Warner Cable News and cn|2. As part of the deal, Charter also acquires Bright House Networks for $10 billion dollars. Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge says improving customer service by creating more U.S. based call centers... Read more