The Chatter: Bluegrass Poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage ruling, support for Jefferson Davis statue

Most respondents in the latest Bluegrass Poll believe the U.S. Supreme Court erred in its ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but results released on Monday...

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Bevin seeks to hang $400K sexual harassment settlement around Democrats' necks; Conway says scandal is bipartisan

MAYFIELD — In a pre-Fancy Farm speech to members of his own party, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin sought to connect Democrats with a...

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Ky. politicians predict disaster after Obama finalizes climate change rules

If earlier regulations on climate change made up the political under card, President Barack Obama unveiled the main event on Monday.

And if the initial...

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Gatewood Galbraith's legacy lives on at fourth Fancy Farm since his death

UPDATED WITH PACKAGE FANCY FARM — Since Gatewood Galbraith’s death in January 2012, Rebecca “Babycoaldust” Collins and others who espouse...

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Comer makes first post-primary appearances, but don't call it a political comeback

MAYFIELD — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer re-entered the public spotlight for the first time since his May 19 loss in the Republican gubernatorial primary,...

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Most memorable moments from an otherwise lethargic Fancy Farm

FANCY FARM — The 135th annual Fancy Farm political speaking event did not draw the most energized crowds, but there were moments from...

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The Chatter: Bluegrass Poll finds opposition to same-sex marriage ruling, support for Jefferson Davis statue

08/04/2015 10:55 AM

Most respondents in the latest Bluegrass Poll believe the U.S. Supreme Court erred in its ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, but results released on Monday indicate the controversial decision’s impact on Kentucky’s gubernatorial race is minimal. And by an even greater majority, those polled say the marble statue of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis should remain in the Capitol Rotunda. SurveyUSA, which conducted the poll for The Courier-Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader, WHAS-TV and WKYT-TV, polled 863 registered Kentucky voters from July 22 through... Read more 

Bevin seeks to hang $400K sexual harassment settlement around Democrats' necks; Conway says scandal is bipartisan

08/03/2015 09:47 PM

MAYFIELD — In a pre-Fancy Farm speech to members of his own party, Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin sought to connect Democrats with a six-figure sexual harassment settlement recently reached. In criticizing the $400,000 settlement in expansive sexual harassment suits between the Legislative Research Commission and three current and former staffers, Bevin becomes the first politician to make political hay out of the scandal that rocked Frankfort, perhaps showing his cards for the fall election season. Bevin cast the settlement as... Read more 

Ky. politicians predict disaster after Obama finalizes climate change rules

08/03/2015 08:21 PM

If earlier regulations on climate change made up the political under card, President Barack Obama unveiled the main event on Monday. And if the initial response is any indication, expect the debate to only intensify with time. Obama announced his revised plan to reduce carbon emissions, calling the plan the “single most important step that America has ever made” in the fight against climate change during a White House press conference. “We’re the first generation to feel the impact of climate... Read more 

Gatewood Galbraith's legacy lives on at fourth Fancy Farm since his death

08/03/2015 01:17 PM

UPDATED WITH PACKAGE FANCY FARM — Since Gatewood Galbraith’s death in January 2012, Rebecca “Babycoaldust” Collins and others who espouse the outspoken late politico’s beliefs have ensured his legacy is represented every first Saturday in August.

 Shaded beneath a tent shared with Kentuckians for Medical Marijuana and behind a table filled with books, buttons and stickers, Collins said that while many recall Galbraith’s staunch advocacy to legalize marijuana and hemp, her group, called Gatewood’s Legacy, hopes to reinforce his broader views... Read more 

Comer makes first post-primary appearances, but don't call it a political comeback

08/02/2015 08:31 PM

MAYFIELD — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer re-entered the public spotlight for the first time since his May 19 loss in the Republican gubernatorial primary, but don’t call it a comeback. In the days leading up to the political speaking event and picnic, Comer’s future was much speculated over with insiders claiming a potential coming Congressional race — something Comer said was not going to happen. Comer did not want to speak on camera after the breakfast with Pure Politics, but... Read more 

Most memorable moments from an otherwise lethargic Fancy Farm

08/02/2015 01:46 PM

FANCY FARM — The 135th annual Fancy Farm political speaking event did not draw the most energized crowds, but there were moments from the stage which drew cheers and jeers from the partisan on-lookers. McConnell flips the script U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell returned to Fancy Farm as the majority leader of the U.S. Senate just a year after Gov. Steve Beshear predicted McConnell’s unseating. Beshear memorably snapped a selfie with the incumbent senator in 2014, remarking that he “wanted one last... Read more 

Beshear, Westerfield go "toe-to-toe;" Edelen, Harmon square off on values

08/01/2015 07:51 PM

FANCY FARM — Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear and Republican candidate Whitney Westerfield traded barbs face-to-face on Saturday with both referencing cosmetic treatments to feet and toes. The reference dates back to a 2007 personnel report first detailed by Pure Politics in mid-July. An August 2007 entry in Westerfield’s personnel file cites complaints with courtesy, professionalism and attitude. The file says that, “Personal interests often take priority over work duties,” including “Teeth Cleaning vs. Jury Trial,” “Pedicure vs.... Read more 

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