Matt Bevin still weighing options, leaving door open for GOP gubernatorial run

MAYSVILLE — Louisville businessman and and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is still deciding whether he will enter the gubernatorial primary.

Bevin attended...

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

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...

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Republicans Comer, Heiner trade shots at KPA gubernatorial forum

A relatively tame forum between four gubernatorial candidates Friday finished with a bang after the simmering tension between Kentucky Agriculture James Comer and Louisville real...

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

Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith, R-hazard, is seeking to use legislative immunity within the Kentucky Constitution to relieve himself of a DUI arrest...

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Tribute to Wendell Ford... in his own words

The longtime politician who never lost a race lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Former US Senator and Governor Wendell H. Ford spoke with Pure...

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Republican Will T. Scott and running mate disagree on expanded gambling but united otherwise

Expanded gaming’s divisiveness isn’t simply a partisan matter.

Just ask Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott.

One of the principle planks of his campaign platform is to...

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Matt Bevin still weighing options, leaving door open for GOP gubernatorial run

01/25/2015 03:13 PM

MAYSVILLE — Louisville businessman and and former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin is still deciding whether he will enter the gubernatorial primary. Bevin attended the Buffalo Trace Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner in Maysville on Saturday where he heard speeches from three GOP gubernatorial candidates already committed to the race — state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, former Louisville councilman Hal Heiner and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Bevin said that he attended Saturday’s dinner as a voter, wanting to hear... Read more 

Three key justice issues has 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 

Republicans Comer, Heiner trade shots at KPA gubernatorial forum

01/23/2015 09:03 PM

A relatively tame forum between four gubernatorial candidates Friday finished with a bang after the simmering tension between Kentucky Agriculture James Comer and Louisville real estate developer Hal Heiner reached a boil. The light skirmish began after Comer suggested he and Heiner shared similar views on expanded gambling. Comer said he could back a constitutional amendment on casino-style gaming and allowing voters to ratify the proposal, but political realities in Kentucky’s General Assembly have marginalized the topic. Heiner had previously supported... 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 

Tribute to Wendell Ford... in his own words

01/23/2015 10:38 AM

The longtime politician who never lost a race lost his battle with cancer yesterday. Former US Senator and Governor Wendell H. Ford spoke with Pure Politics on a number of occasions. Here’s a look back to the man in his own words on his own legacy.  Read more 

Republican Will T. Scott and running mate disagree on expanded gambling but united otherwise

01/23/2015 05:00 AM

Expanded gaming’s divisiveness isn’t simply a partisan matter. Just ask Republican gubernatorial candidate Will T. Scott. One of the principle planks of his campaign platform is to fund Kentucky’s depleted pension systems through proceeds from casino gambling. But if their bid for election is successful and if the General Assembly passes such a constitutional amendment, Scott’s running mate says he will vote against the ballot measure. The two agree on every other aspect of the ticket’s agenda, both candidates told Pure Politics in... 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 

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