Rep. C. Wesley Morgan battling primary opponent as well as the GOP in trying to retain House seat

RICHMOND – 81st District incumbent Rep. C. Wesley Morgan, R-Richmond, could be in for a fight as he faces audiologist Deanna Frazier in the...

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Previewing Tuesday's primary elections

Primary elections are just days away and there are definitely more incumbents in the Republican Party facing opponents, but one of the biggest races in...

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Adam Meier named Secretary of Cabinet for Health and Family Services

FRANKFORT- Adam Meier has been appointed as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky. Meier has been serving...

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ROCKY 2019 sticker spotted; potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate still weighing decision

Rocky Adkins might be still deciding on a run for governor, but there are what appear to be campaign stickers carrying an apparent campaign logo,...

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Congressman Yarmuth donates salary to charities

LOUISVILLE- U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, has donated his 2017 congressional salary to several local non-profits. Yarmuth, founder of Louisville Eccentric Observer, has donated his...

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Primary 2018: The most interesting primary races to watch in the state House and Senate

Kentuckians have less than a week before making their way to the polls (if they’re registered as Democrat or Republican), and deciding who to nominate...

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Rep. C. Wesley Morgan battling primary opponent as well as the GOP in trying to retain House seat

05/18/2018 02:46 PM

RICHMOND – 81st District incumbent Rep. C. Wesley Morgan, R-Richmond, could be in for a fight as he faces audiologist Deanna Frazier in the GOP primary. Morgan, who was one of the most vocal voices in calling for the ouster of former House Speaker Jeff Hoover, R-Jamestown, amid sexual harassment allegations, has found it hard to gain friends in the Republican caucus, which includes getting action of any of his bills. “By me calling him out in November and all the... Read more 

Previewing Tuesday's primary elections

05/18/2018 12:56 PM

Primary elections are just days away and there are definitely more incumbents in the Republican Party facing opponents, but one of the biggest races in the state is taking place on the Democratic side on Tuesday. Les Fugate, a Republican, the executive vice president of RunSwitch PR and the former deputy assistant secretary of state, and Sherman Brown, a Democrat, partner at McCarthy Strategic Solutions and the veteran of numerous Democratic campaigns, sat down with Pure Politics on Friday to... Read more 

Adam Meier named Secretary of Cabinet for Health and Family Services

05/17/2018 01:55 PM

FRANKFORT- Adam Meier has been appointed as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services by Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky. Meier has been serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for Gov. Bevin, focusing on administration-wide health, workforce, and education policy initiatives. “As Deputy Chief of Staff, Adam has shown an unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of Kentuckians by putting proactive and thoughtful public policy into action,” said Gov. Bevin. “For much of the past two years,... Read more 

ROCKY 2019 sticker spotted; potential Democratic gubernatorial candidate still weighing decision

05/17/2018 01:19 PM

Rocky Adkins might be still deciding on a run for governor, but there are what appear to be campaign stickers carrying an apparent campaign logo, ROCKY 2019, already floating around Kentucky. The logo, with the letters ROC in white and KY in blue, were spotted this week on a car in Georgetown, Kentucky. A call to Adkins about the bumper sticker was not returned on Wednesday evening, but a spokesperson for Adkins told Pure Politics that the Sandy Hook Democrat... Read more 

Grimes predicts highest primary voter turnout since 2010

05/17/2018 01:02 PM

FRANKFORT- Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, D-Kentucky, is projecting a turnout of 30 percent or less of the 3.3 million people registered to vote will head out the polls for Tuesday’s Primary Election. A turnout of 30 percent would represent the highest turnout since the 2010 midterm Primary Elections, which saw 32 percent of Kentuckians turnout. “Next Tuesday, I think you will see a Kentucky electorate that is beginning to get up, get out, and get loud with voters... Read more 

Congressman Yarmuth donates salary to charities

05/17/2018 09:56 AM

LOUISVILLE- U.S. Representative John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, has donated his 2017 congressional salary to several local non-profits. Yarmuth, founder of Louisville Eccentric Observer, has donated his salary each year since being elected to Congress in 2006. “At the state and federal level, we are seeing our elected officials turn their backs on the basic needs of our communities, and responsibility is increasingly falling to a handful of exceptional organizations to pick up the growing slack,” Yarmuth said in a news... Read more 

Primary 2018: The most interesting primary races to watch in the state House and Senate

05/16/2018 04:22 PM

Kentuckians have less than a week before making their way to the polls (if they’re registered as Democrat or Republican), and deciding who to nominate to represent them in the November General Election. There are a slew of open seats this year, 21 to be exact — 10 held by Republicans and 11 held by Democrats; the fight for control of the lower chamber still rages, even though Republicans hold 63 seats to Democrats 37. Democrats feel bullish in their... Read more 

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