On the Trail

Kentucky voter information is being sold on the dark web

10/15/2018 05:01 PM

Kentucky’s statewide voter registration list is being sold on the dark web. Anomali Labs researchers in partnership with Intel 471 uncovered the information disclosure of United States voter registration databases. The report shows 19 states are affected and 23 million records—for just three of the states. Anomali believes more than 35 million records could be disclosed. The report says the seller indicates they receive weekly updates of voter registration lists from contacts within state government. Certain states require the seller to... Read more 

Candidates can pay for childcare with campaign funds

10/15/2018 02:14 PM

LOUISVILLE- Candidates running for office in Kentucky, can use their campaign funds to assist with childcare costs on a case by case basis. Kentucky Registry of Election Finance General Counsel Emily Dennis said campaign finance law in Kentucky doesn’t specifically address whether childcare can be covered with campaign funds but determined if childcare is a cost incurred from a candidate campaigning, then they are able to expense it. KREF said candidates are unable to use funds to pay for childcare... Read more 

Gov. Bevin's community forum in Greenville gets heated

10/12/2018 07:07 PM

Gov. Matt Bevin answers questions at a community forum in Greenville

GREENVILLE— Things got heated at a community forum held by Governor Matt Bevin in Greenville.

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KDP accuses Barr of criticizing President Trump; Barr responds

10/11/2018 03:55 PM

FRANKFORT- The Kentucky Democratic Party has released audio of Republican Congressman Andy Barr telling a group President Donald Trump exaggerates. KDP says the audio was taken at a Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon a little over a month ago. On the audio released by the party, you can hear Barr saying when talking about the economy, “The President is projecting five to six percent economic growth. We know the President has a tendency to exaggerate from time to time.” On... Read more 

Trump, Biden to make visit to Kentucky

10/05/2018 07:06 PM

Ahead of the November 6 election, the Sixth Congressional District is getting visits from political heavyweights. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will be making stops in the bluegrass to campaign for their respective candidates. Vice President Biden will be in Bath County on October 12 for a fish fry and campaign rally for Democratic Candidate Amy McGrath. “I’m so honored that Vice President Biden will join me in Bath County next week and have a chance to... Read more 

Beshear raises nearly $700,000 in first quarter

10/05/2018 07:03 PM

Andy Beshear is having no problem fundraising for his gubernatorial campaign. His campaign announced they have raised $691,760 in the first quarter, with $587,964 cash-on-hand. That amount includes a $20,000 loan from Beshear. His campaign reports the Beshear/Coleman campaign has received donations from more than 900 Kentuckians since announcing their candidacy. “We are thankful and excited for the overwhelming support Kentuckians have shown for this campaign,” Beshear said in a statement. “Our fundraising report shows that our message of fully... Read more 

Candidates match up in Lexington mayoral debate

10/05/2018 07:02 PM

Lexington's mayoral candidates speak at a forum

LEXINGTON— Lexington’s two mayoral candidates spoke about their goals and answered questions at a special mayoral forum.

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Midterms 2018: A list of candidate forum

10/03/2018 02:13 PM

With midterm elections just a month away, candidates for political offices are making their final pitches to voters in forums. Below is a list of some political forums happening over the next month. October 4 State Senate District 2- Republican Sen. Danny Carroll and Democratic challenger Julie Tennyson. State House District 3- Republican candidate Randy Bridges and Democrat Martha Emmons. The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a candidate forum breakfast at 7:30 am at the Julian M. Carroll Convention Center.... Read more 

Vickie Yates Brown Glisson talks campaign, healthcare

09/22/2018 02:33 PM

LOUISVILLE- Former Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson is laying out her platform in the race for the Third Congressional District. Glisson is challenging Congressman John Yarmuth, who has held the seat since 2006. She says she was compelled to run after seeing Louisville fall behind cities around it. “We always felt that Indianapolis and Nashville were our peer cities, and what grieved me is Indianapolis and Nashville have passed us by,” said Glisson. “I... Read more 

Rep. Andy Barr asks tv stations to pull ad he says is false

09/13/2018 04:30 PM

Lexington Congressman, Andy Barr, has contacted all four Lexington television stations asking them to stop running a commercial he says isn’t true.
The ad, called “Payday” is funded by the political action group, With Honor Fund, which is registered with the Federal Election Commission.

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