Bevin and other Republicans show unity as Democrats remind voters of past comments on GOP nominee

FRANKFORT — Standing in the namesake building of his foe in last year’s U.S. Senate primary, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin said Friday any...

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Pro-Paul super PAC highlights Sunday session on snooping powers as wrestling style brawl

A Pro-Rand Rand Paul super PAC is drawing attention to the rare Sunday evening Senate debate with an imaginative ad featuring a photoshopped shirtless...

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James Comer concedes GOP primary to Matt Bevin after recanvass holds slim margin

After a Thursday recanvass of the razor thin 83-vote margin of victory held for Matt Bevin Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer conceded the race Friday...

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No change at the top in recanvass of GOP gubernatorial primary decided by 83 votes

UPDATED WITH BEVIN REACTION: A recanvass of ballots cast in last year’s Republican gubernatorial primary Thursday yielded no change in the...

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Stumbo names three official and one ex-officio member to heroin bill oversight committee

State Rep. Denny Butler has been named a co-chairman of a committee overseeing the implementation of a wide-ranging heroin bill that passed in this year’s...

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Secretary of State Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

LEXINGTON — After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking...

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EKU hopes reopened planetarium will shine new interest in sciences

05/30/2015 09:15 AM

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University hopes that their newly reopened and upgraded Hummel Planetarium will continue to serve as effective educational resource for not only it’s college students, but elementary and high school students around the state. Eastern Kentucky University reopened the facility on May 21 after spending the last two years upgrading the 27-year old facility. The university contracted with SkyScan, a company which specializes in planetarium equipment, to design a new Definiti system which combines usage of projectors,... Read more 

Bevin and other Republicans show unity as Democrats remind voters of past comments on GOP nominee

05/29/2015 04:04 PM

FRANKFORT — Standing in the namesake building of his foe in last year’s U.S. Senate primary, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin said Friday any perceived grudges in the GOP are overstated. Bevin headlined a press conference at Republican Party of Kentucky headquarters featuring other GOP candidates for constitutional office, hoping to demonstrate party unity ahead of a state Lincoln Day dinner in Lexington on Saturday. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, who conceded the race Friday after a recanvass showed no change... Read more 

Pro-Paul super PAC highlights Sunday session on snooping powers as wrestling style brawl

05/29/2015 11:37 AM

A Pro-Rand Rand Paul super PAC is drawing attention to the rare Sunday evening Senate debate with an imaginative ad featuring a photoshopped shirtless Paul, and fire breathing bald eagles. America’s Liberty PAC, which is run by John Tate and Jesse Benton, are putting GOP presidential candidate Paul in a new setting for a politician. Paul’s head is seen in the ad photoshopped on top of a body builder as explosions rock in the background, and an announcer exclaims —... Read more 

James Comer concedes GOP primary to Matt Bevin after recanvass holds slim margin

05/29/2015 09:14 AM

After a Thursday recanvass of the razor thin 83-vote margin of victory held for Matt Bevin Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer conceded the race Friday morning, and offered his endorsement. Comer was in Florida with his family at the time of the recanvass Thursday, and asked Bevin for time to contact his strongest supporters to tell them the news personally. “Within minutes of receiving the results of the recanvass, I called Matt Bevin to concede and congratulate him on a... Read more 

No change at the top in recanvass of GOP gubernatorial primary decided by 83 votes

05/28/2015 04:38 PM

UPDATED WITH BEVIN REACTION: A recanvass of ballots cast in last year’s Republican gubernatorial primary Thursday yielded no change in the 83-vote margin between victor Matt Bevin and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced that only Hal Heiner, who finished third, picked up votes in the recanvass, adding three from Fayette County to his 57,948 total in the primary. Edwin King, Comer’s campaign manager, said in an email the candidate is spending time in Florida with... Read more 

Stumbo names three official and one ex-officio member to heroin bill oversight committee

05/28/2015 02:19 PM

State Rep. Denny Butler has been named a co-chairman of a committee overseeing the implementation of a wide-ranging heroin bill that passed in this year’s legislative session. Butler, D-Louisville, will join Rep. Joni Jenkins, D-Shively, and Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, on the Senate Bill 192 Implementation Oversight Committee, House Speaker Greg Stumbo’s office announced Thursday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, will serve as an ex-officio member of the panel. “I’m proud to serve as the committee’s co-chairman, because making sure... Read more 

Secretary of State Grimes will run on her record in re-election bid

05/27/2015 05:15 PM

LEXINGTON — After coming up well short of knocking off U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is looking at her re-election bid as an interview for the job, and not a personal contest. Grimes faces GOP nominee Steve Knipper in the fall Election and she says she will rely on her experience in the office and focus on jobs in the General Election campaign. “It’s an office where I have a record of success,”... Read more 

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