Jim Gray hopes message on jobs will help in E.Ky., where statewide Dems haven't fared as well as in past

OLIVE HILL — It’s an area of the state that has drifted more and more conservative in recent statewide elections, but Democratic U.S....

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Federal Election Commission wants more info on $793K transfers from KDP to itself; spox says mistake will be corrected Monday

The Federal Election Commission wants to know more about a pair of fund transfers from the Kentucky Democratic Party, reportedly to itself, totaling $793,000 last...

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Alison Grimes campaigns for Clinton in Ohio, says offer in administration if victorious "would be an honor"

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Friday, the second battleground state she’s visited in...

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Craft Academy at full capacity for the first time in school's sophomore year

MOREHEAD – For the first time, 120 students arrived at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Mathematics and Science for classes on the campus...

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Paul and Gray answer questions at Kentucky Farm Bureau forum separately

LOUISVILLE – U.S Senator Rand Paul and Democratic challenger Jim Gray attended and answered questions from members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Thursday,...

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Nonprofit arm of Democratic super PAC takes aim at McConnell over Medicare votes

The nonprofit affiliate of a top Democratic super PAC has launched a $340,000 television ad buy against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, attacking votes...

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Jim Gray hopes message on jobs will help in E.Ky., where statewide Dems haven't fared as well as in past

08/28/2016 05:05 PM

OLIVE HILL — It’s an area of the state that has drifted more and more conservative in recent statewide elections, but Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Gray sounded optimistic of his prospects in eastern Kentucky at the Carter County Democratic picnic and reunion on Saturday. “We’re not giving up any county anywhere,” Gray told reporters after speaking to more than 50 Democrats assembled at Grayson Lake State Park. “We know that there are votes all over Kentucky and there are votes... Read more 

Federal Election Commission wants more info on $793K transfers from KDP to itself; spox says mistake will be corrected Monday

08/27/2016 09:16 AM

The Federal Election Commission wants to know more about a pair of fund transfers from the Kentucky Democratic Party, reportedly to itself, totaling $793,000 last month. The FEC sent KDP a letter Friday seeking additional information on the transactions, listed in the party’s August filing as a $600,000 transfer to “Kentucky Democratic Party — Federal” on July 13 and another $193,000 transfer on July 26. Those dates and amounts match the party’s receipts from the Hillary Victory Fund, a multi-state fundraising partnership... Read more 

Alison Grimes campaigns for Clinton in Ohio, says offer in administration if victorious "would be an honor"

08/26/2016 07:31 PM

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton in Ohio on Friday, the second battleground state she’s visited in recent weeks. She started her day in Columbus, appearing on the Columbus ABC affiliate’s morning show Good Day Columbus. Grimes, referencing Women’s Equality Day, tweeted this picture from the set: Early AM on #GDC talking #WomensEqualityDay. 96 yrs since 19th Amend., 1st woman nominee for POTUS! HillaryClinton</a> <a href="https://t.co/PV4E6DQW6L">pic.twitter.com/PV4E6DQW6L</a></p>&mdash; Alison L. Grimes (AlisonForKY) August 26, 2016  Read more 

Craft Academy at full capacity for the first time in school's sophomore year

08/26/2016 03:35 PM

MOREHEAD – For the first time, 120 students arrived at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Mathematics and Science for classes on the campus of Morehead State University. The academy, a dual-credit residential high school for academically exceptional Kentucky students, opened in August 2015 with the goal of meeting the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. A college-level curriculum allows students to finish high school while also completing up to... Read more 

Paul and Gray answer questions at Kentucky Farm Bureau forum separately

08/25/2016 11:04 PM

LOUISVILLE – U.S Senator Rand Paul and Democratic challenger Jim Gray attended and answered questions from members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau on Thursday, but did not appear together for the candidate forum. It marked only the third time in memory that candidates appeared separately at the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum. The last time prior to Thursday was in 2002 when Sen. Mitch McConnell opposed Lois Combs Weinberg. At the beginning of the press conference after he concluded his part... Read more 

Nonprofit arm of Democratic super PAC takes aim at McConnell over Medicare votes

08/25/2016 10:27 PM

The nonprofit affiliate of a top Democratic super PAC has launched a $340,000 television ad buy against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, attacking votes to transition Medicare to a voucher program and gradually raise the eligibility age to 70. Majority Forward’s 30-second spot began airing in the Lexington market on Thursday and will continue through Sept. 5, the group said in an email to Pure Politics. The 501©(4) nonprofit is linked with Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC started by ex-aides... Read more 

Group again protests Ky. Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast over insurer's policies

08/25/2016 04:10 PM

LOUISVILLE — A group of more than two dozen protesters organized by the Fairness Campaign stood outside the Kentucky Exposition Center before Thursday’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast, hoping to pressure the insurance company into changing policies they view as discriminatory. Some examples include the Farm Bureau’s recognition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, opposition to state-supported benefits to same-sex couples and opposition to collective bargaining for public school employees. Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign,... Read more 

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