Politics

Gov. Bevin's dramatic Speedway entrance

07/11/2017 05:03 PM

By now you have probably seen Governor Matt Bevin’s dramatic entrance to the Quakerstate 400 this past Saturday in Sparta to deliver the Green Flag. Bevin, who was hanging by a rope from a Blackhawk helicopter, was lowered on the the track to hand off the official green flag to start the race. The Governor was also driving the Pace Car for the race as well. Spectrum Sports was able to catch up with the Governor... Read more 

Attorney General to present first-ever Distinguished Service Award

06/12/2017 12:48 PM

As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen victim advocacy resources, the Office of the Attorney General will recognize its first-ever Distinguished Service Award winner during the Victims Assistance Conference in Frankfort this week. Marlene Zimmerman is a victim advocate with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office of Domestic Violence and will be recognized for “her tireless commitment, distinguished service and significant contribution to protecting victims’ rights to justice, and improving the treatment of crime victims over the past 23 years.” The conference,... Read more 

KENTUCKY DERBY | Alison Lundergan Grimes on what the Kentucky Derby means to Kentucky

05/06/2017 03:58 PM

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes walked the red carpet earlier this afternoon at the Kentucky Derby. She talked with Spectrum News’ Garrett Moore about what the Kentucky Derby means to the state and offered her thoughts on Governor Matt Bevin’s performance so far in office.  Read more 

Mayor Fischer excited for economic growth in Louisville

05/06/2017 12:52 PM

The Kentucky Derby is one of the greatest economic boosts in the city of Louisville every year. Hundreds of thousands of people flood the city, supporting local businesses, and going home with stories about the their time in Kentucky. Mayor Fischer is in attendance and loves seeing how many people can experience one of the greatest sporting events in the world. He also talked to Pure Politics producer Madeline Janicki, and said the economic boost from the Derby is one of... Read more 

Bowling Green chapter of Black Lives Matter seeks to take control of the narrative

02/28/2017 02:24 PM

BOWLING GREEN – The Black Lives Matter chapter in Bowling Green is less than a year old, but the founders of the chapter are coming together to start their own narrative about the role of the movement within their city. The Bowling Green chapter was founded in June of 2016. The four founders: Brandon Render, Veronica Reed, Lydia Billion and Chasity Rodgers created the chapter to help organize those wanting to take action, but they say some didn’t know how... Read more 

United States Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan talks about hunting with Justice Scalia

10/24/2016 06:18 PM

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LOUISVILLE – Speaking to a crowd gathered at the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law, United Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan answered questions on a wide range of issues, from gender diversity on the court, to hunting with late Justice Antonin Scalia. Kagan is one of four women to ever serve on the high court, and was asked Monday about the value of gender diversity on the Supreme Court. “I’ll be honest with you, and I think... Read more 

Former US Senator Jim Bunning recovering from stroke

10/21/2016 06:02 PM

Jim Bunning suffered a stroke, earlier this week, at his home in Southgate, Ky. A statement released today says his wife Mary was with him as he was transported to St Elizabeth hospital. Bunning was moved from the intensive care unit into a transitional care unit Thursday night. Bunning, who turns 85 years old on Sunday, served as Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator from 1999-2010. Prior to that he had served Kentucky’s 4th district as Congressman. Prior to entering politics... Read more 

Gov. Bevin says he has "lost confidence" in the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner he appointed

08/17/2016 03:09 PM

FRANKFORT – Governor Matt Bevin is using an executive order to remove an appointee, but this time he is dismissing one of his own. Steven Edwards was appointed five months ago as the Commissioner of the Alcoholic Beverage Control. Bevin says that he filed the executive order to remove Edwards from the position on Monday because he had “lost confidence” in his ability to lead. Edwards was announced as the replacement for the previous commissioner in March,... Read more 

Edelen, Jones launch New Kentucky Project to "bring new energy" to Frankfort

08/17/2016 02:17 PM

Former State Auditor Adam Edelen and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones have teamed up to launch the New Kentucky Project, a movement they hope will change the political machine in the Commonwealth and get more Kentuckians involved in state and local politics. Edelen and Jones sat down together with Pure Politics’ Nick Storm to discuss why they say they saw a need for the project and how it will work. Both Edelen and Jones lean left in their personal political views,... Read more 

Democratic National Convention Wrap Up

07/29/2016 07:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA- The Democratic National Convention has come to an end. Hillary Clinton accepted the party’s presidential nomination Thursday night and officially becoming the first female nominee of a major party. The historic moment striking a chord with many of the Kentucky delegates in the Wells Fargo Arena last night. “I was raised by a single mother,” Kentucky Delegate Colmon Elridge said. “To see Secretary Clinton to step into that roll of being this party’s nominee, for me is about my... Read more 

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