11:51am

Thu August 8, 2013
State Capitol

House Republican Leader Unveils House GOP Redistricting Plan

House Republican leader Jeff Hoover unveils House GOP plan for redistricting.
House Republican leader Jeff Hoover unveils House GOP plan for redistricting.
Credit Jack Brammer / Lexington Herald Leader

House Republicans unveiled a legislative redistricting plan Thursday that places eight current House members together — one district with two Republicans, one district with two Democrats and two districts with incumbents from both parties. The GOP plan, introduced 11 days before a special legislative session on redistricting begins in the state Capitol, also splits 24 counties — the minimum number required by the Kentucky Supreme Court and splits only two precincts in the entire state. It does not divide any districts three ways as some plans have. Read more...