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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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Senator Rand Paul holds a healthcare round table in Columbia

09/12/2018 09:55 PM

Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a healthcare round table

Senator Rand Paul got back to his physician roots Tuesday morning, speaking to a group of medical professionals in Columbia.
The Junior Senator addressed the group about issues he sees with healthcare before hearing from the round table about issues they are seeing.

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Sharp elbows as Fancy Farm looks ahead to 2019

08/04/2018 04:39 PM

FANCY FARM — The 138th annual Fancy Farm picnic and political speaking featured sharp jabs surrounding the upcoming gubernatorial elections, a full year and a half before Kentuckians go to the polls. Teachers packed the pavilion on the Democratic side with chants of “120 Strong,” and a promise to remember in November the actions of the Republican majority party during the legislative session. The state House of Representatives is up for grabs once again, and the Kentucky Democratic Party is... Read more 

Trey Grayson expects focus on fall elections at Fancy Farm; look ahead to 2019

08/01/2018 03:31 PM

Trey Grayson, the former Secretary of State and director of Harvard Institute of Politics expects plenty of punches to go along with the pork and mutton at Fancy Farm, but expects a lot of the major moments will happen off-stage. Grayson, who spoke at Fancy Farm himself as Secretary of State and a candidate for the U.S. Senate, says Democrats may find extra energy this year as part of the minority. Democrats used to find the strength of their party... Read more 

Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles preparing to emcee Fancy Farm

07/30/2018 12:41 PM

FRANKFORT — Kentucky political forces will caravan west on Saturday for that annual pilgrimage dating back to the 1880’s — Fancy Farm in rural Graves County for the 138th annual Fancy Farm Picnic. This year it will be Republican Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles doling out the punch lines from the stage as the emcee of the event which benefits the St. Jerome Catholic Church. Quarles, who is in his first term in office first spoke on the stage at Fancy Farm... Read more 

Former House candidate defends Democratic socialism, explains why Democrats should not listen to James Comey

07/26/2018 09:14 AM

Former 35th Dist. Democratic state House candidate Richard Becker says he found many on the campaign trail open to policies trending towards Democratic socialism. Becker came in second in a three-way Democratic primary for the seat currently held by Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Louisville. He penned a first person account of his experiences on the campaign trail in Kentucky for online publication Vox about why Socialism is an easy sell in “flyover country.” The union organizer from Louisville, said that even voters... Read more 

Barr launches first ad of campaign focusing on central Kentucky roots

07/24/2018 02:12 PM

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr’s kids play a starring role in his first ad “all about Kentucky,” which is aimed at playing up his central Kentucky roots. The ad highlights a disparity likely to come to play later in the campaign between Barr and Democratic nominee Amy McGrath, a former Marine Corps fighter pilot who settled in Georgetown upon retirement from the military. Barr’s ad plays up his ties to central Kentucky, listing numerous events and outings he has attended in... Read more 

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