Despite no major elections in 2017, Fancy Farm gears up for 137th picnic

FANCY FARM – On Saturday, August 5, the political spotlight will be on Fancy Farm in rural Graves County for the 137th annual Fancy Farm...

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Sen. Carroll won't resign seat in wake of sex allegations

FRANKFORT – Sen. Julian Carroll said Wednesday that he will not resign his seat in the wake of a Spectrum News report that he...

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POTUS announces military ban on transgender people

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to announce that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity”...

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Graves County prepares for deluge of visitors for Fancy Farm weekend

MAYFIELD – With the Fancy Farm picnic just over a week away, residents of Graves County are preparing for the annual onslaught of visitors to...

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UPDATED: Head of Democratic super PAC charged with theft by deception, forgery, possession of stolen birth certificate and Social Security card

The director of a Democratic super PAC has been jailed on charges of theft by deception, forgery and possessing stolen vital statistic records after Lexington...

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Senate advances health care bill

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to advance debate on health care legislation in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. All but two Senate Republicans...

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Despite no major elections in 2017, Fancy Farm gears up for 137th picnic

07/26/2017 05:46 PM

FANCY FARM – On Saturday, August 5, the political spotlight will be on Fancy Farm in rural Graves County for the 137th annual Fancy Farm Picnic. While there are no elections taking place this year, many state and local politicians and their supporters will still travel to the tiny town to trade insults and partake in the barbeque in a tradition which dates back to 1880. Mark Wilson, who is political chair of the event, and has been attending the... Read more 

Sen. Carroll won't resign seat in wake of sex allegations

07/26/2017 04:32 PM

FRANKFORT – Sen. Julian Carroll said Wednesday that he will not resign his seat in the wake of a Spectrum News report that he propositioned and groped a 30-year-old man in 2005. Carroll, D-Frankfort, told reporters outside the Capitol Annex cafeteria that there will be “absolutely no resignation,” according to a report by the Lexington Herald-Leader. When approached by a Spectrum News videographer at the Capitol Annex parking lot as he prepared to leave the campus, Carroll waved and drove... Read more 

POTUS announces military ban on transgender people

07/26/2017 11:16 AM

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Wednesday morning to announce that he plans to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the military. “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military” Trump said in a series of tweets. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be... Read more 

Graves County prepares for deluge of visitors for Fancy Farm weekend

07/26/2017 11:08 AM

MAYFIELD – With the Fancy Farm picnic just over a week away, residents of Graves County are preparing for the annual onslaught of visitors to their largely rural county. Graves County is the 8th largest county in the state with a total of 557 square miles. It’s named for Captain Benjamin Franklin Graves who was one of numerous Kentucky officers killed in the Battle of Raisin River during the War of 1812. Graves County Judge-Executive Jesse Perry, who... Read more 

UPDATED: Head of Democratic super PAC charged with theft by deception, forgery, possession of stolen birth certificate and Social Security card

07/25/2017 06:25 PM

The director of a Democratic super PAC has been jailed on charges of theft by deception, forgery and possessing stolen vital statistic records after Lexington police discovered her depositing fraudulent checks and found another person’s birth certificate and Social Security card at her residence. Grace Wise, 25, of Lexington, is charged with one count of theft by deception over $10,000, four counts of theft by deception under $10,000 and one count of second-degree forgery, according to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division... Read more 

Senate advances health care bill

07/25/2017 05:26 PM

Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to advance debate on health care legislation in the U.S. Senate Tuesday. All but two Senate Republicans voted yes on the motion. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, made a dramatic return to the Senate to cast one of the final two votes in favor of the procedural motion. McCain addressed the chamber after voting was complete and urged the chamber to start working together. “We’ve been spinning our wheels on too many important issues... Read more 

Sen. Carroll skips Gallatin Co. check presentation

07/25/2017 12:55 PM

Embattled Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, skipped a check presentation in Gallatin County on Monday. Carroll, who represents all of Anderson, Franklin, Gallatin, Owen and Woodford, sent an email to the Gallatin County Health Department on Monday sending his regrets for not attending a check presentation to complete a local walking trail. The Frankfort Senator has not made any public comments or appearances since Pure Politics revealed an exclusive investigation into hidden recordings made in 2005 of Carroll propositioning photographer Jason... Read more 

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