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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.

U.S. Senators react to Obama's plan of attack against Islamic militants

09/11/2014 02:45 PM

Kentucky Congressional leaders expressed agreement with President Barack Obama following his remarks to strike the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq and Syria. In his speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Sen. Mitch McConnell said he was “glad the president has brought a new focus to the effort against ISIL.” “I’m hoping that the Congress will consider what this multi-year campaign will mean for the overall defense program, the need to modernize our military... Read more 

Fairgoers take center stage with Nick Storm

08/26/2014 01:46 PM

The 2014 Kentucky State Fair is now in the books and the annual event wrapped up with cn|2 Day at the Fair. Pure Politics’ Nick Storm was there and took some time to chat with viewers.  Read more 

The Chatter: Super PACs behind U.S. Senate candidates show most money raised from out of state

07/16/2014 02:42 PM

Two super PACs are raising big money for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates, but most of that money is not coming from inside the state. Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, a group supporting Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, raised $423,735 in the second fundraising quarter, but none of that money came from Kentucky donors. The Courier-Journal’s Tom Loftus was first to report the fact that this is not a first for the group. Only 4.6 percent of the group’s total contributions raised since... Read more 

Breeders' Cup will miss tax incentive but event is positive for Keeneland, Thayer says

06/25/2014 05:40 PM

The decision by the Breeders’ Cup to return to Kentucky in 2015 comes just as legislation to give a tax incentive for the event expires. But state Senator Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, said he thinks the state will still benefit economically. The legislation that would have given the Breeders’ Cup a significant financial incentive to come back to Kentucky was sponsored by Thayer and passed in 2009. The bill would have let the host track could keep the pari-mutuel tax to... Read more 

Kentucky mother finds a way to help families of addicts after the death of her son from Heroin overdose

06/20/2014 11:20 AM

As lawmakers continue to try to find a solution to the dangerous rise in Heroin the state is seeing, one northern Kentucky mother who lost her son to the drug found a way to change the system to help other addicts and families. Kenton County resident Charlotte Wethington suffered a parent’s worst nightmare in August of 2002 when her 25-year-old son Casey died of a Heroin overdose. Through the horror of losing her son, Wethington encountered a number of barriers in place... Read more 

Morehead State University is doing more with less -- including space science curriculum

06/18/2014 07:52 AM

Morehead State University shares a similar story with the rest of Kentucky colleges and universities — budget cut backs have forced the school to trim the fat from their budgets, but university president Wayne Andrews says they’ve done it all while still offering cutting edge classes. Andrews has been president of Morehead State University since January 1, 2005. His nine years as president places him third on the list of longest tenured univiersity presidents in the Commonwealth trailing only Gary... Read more 

Northern Kentucky Democrats hope to pick up seats in 2014 after dwindling support in region

06/17/2014 02:53 PM

The Democratic Party in the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties has seen their numbers plummet in the past three decades. But they are hopeful the 2014 election cycle will reverse the trend. Prior to the 1980’s, the party dominated the local political scene as well as Congressional and state House and Senate seats. Now, the party is almost non-existent in Boone County and struggling in both Kenton and Campbell Counties. The reasons for the... Read more 

Campbell County middle schooler in exclusive company with perfect score on ACT

05/28/2014 05:05 PM

Northern Kentucky 8th grade student Mitchell Turner is the first of his age in Campbell County to get a perfect score of 36 at such a young age and one of only a handful nationwide to accomplish that in recent years. Turner, a Campbell County Middle School student, scored the perfect mark when he took the test to plan for scheduling his high school classes. Since 2010, only seven other 8th grade students in the nation have received the top score... Read more 

State Senate primaries: Wise defeats Gregory, Schroder wins 24th GOP, Cox wins 6th Democratic

05/20/2014 08:26 PM

UPDATED WITH INTERVIEW: Max Wise, the Campbellsville University professor, will be the new state senator from the 16th state District, unseating freshman Sen. Sara Beth Gregory. With no Democrat filed in that seven-county district, Wise is the senator-elect in the district that covers Taylor, Adair, Russell, Clinton, Cumberland, Wayne and McCreary counties. Wise established a base in his home county of Taylor, where Republicans closed down the town square in Campbellsville to celebrate and for Wise to address his supporters.... Read more 

U.S. House primaries: Jensen to face Barr in 6th District; Rematches elsewhere

05/20/2014 07:38 PM

*UPDATED 11:49 p.m. * — Democrat Elisabeth Jensen defeated Geoff Young to move on to face freshman Republican Congressman Andy Barr of Lexington in the November election. Jensen was one of the few Democratic candidates in Kentucky to not only openly embrace the Affordable Care Act but to run on it, airing radio ads touting the increased access to health care. Jensen, who founded an education advocacy organization, held steady throughout the night and won with 61 percent compared to... Read more 



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