A Kentuckian known for decades of public service in state government was publicly sworn inFriday as the Commonwealth's Lieutenant Governor. A public oath of office ceremony was performed before a packed rotunda at the state capitol for Crit Luallen. In her address to the audience, Luallen paid homage to the state's founding fathers. "We are here to carry out the hopes of those who could only dream of what lay ahead for our state, but laid these stones and built the foundation of a state government that would serve every Kentuckian in every corner of the Commonwealth with quality and int
Kentucky's attorney general says Alison Lundergan Grimes' decision about whether to run for another political office is a personal one. Jack Conway attended Grimes' post-election event in Lexington Tuesday night.
Come January, Lexington's new vice mayor will be Steve Kay. The incumbent council member won top vote honors Tuesday night among the three at large winners. Fellow council member Kevin Stinnett and former council member Richard Moloney also earned at large council seats.
A recent change in local law will allow alcohol sales in Lexington for the duration of this Election Day. Prior to September, the sale of alcohol in Lexington stores, bars, or restaurants was prohibited while polls were open.
A longtime advocate for Lexington area Latinos sees governing board representation over the next decade. Freddie Peralta came to America almost 30 years ago. Peralta expects Hispanic interests to get a more thorough hearing at city hall in the years ahead.
"Just also, a matter of numbers. The number of Latino in our community keeps growing and the number of citizens that are Latino keep growing. And I thought we're gonna have some sort of representation coming," said Peralta.
The closely watched showdown between incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has put a spotlight on Kentucky. And heading in to this Election Day, Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins has received a little more attention than usual.
In a tight political race, voter turnout can mean the difference between a win and a loss. That could be the case in the battle for Kentucky's U-S Senate seat. Opinions vary on the factors which impact the process of moving a person from political spectator to participant.
The importance of voter turnout is not lost on either candidate running for Kentucky's U-S Senate seat. The impact of political ads on the number of people who show up at the polls on Election Day, may be a matter of opinion.
In less than a week, Lexington voters will go to the polls and decide who will lead Urban County Government for the next four years. Jim Gray wants to serve another term as mayor. Anthany Beatty would like to take over the reins.
Republican incumbent Andy Barr, left, listened as his Democratic challenger, Elisabeth Jensen, made a point during a televised debate Monday night in Richmond. They disagreed on almost everything, particularly the role of government.
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U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Democratic challenger Elisabeth Jensen took the stage at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts Monday, Oct. 27 in a debate for the Sixth Congressional District seat.
Televised live by WKYT-TV’s The CW Lexington (Channel 27.2) and moderated by Channel 27 news anchor and political editor Bill Bryant, the debate also aired on WEKU-FM (88.9).
The race for the Bluegrass Region's congressional seat pits a first term incumbent against a first time candidate. Republican Andy Barr is seeking a second term as Democrat Elisabeth Jensen works to take his seat on Capitol Hill.
The two candidates in Kentucky’s sixth congressional district race stand on opposite sides when it comes to health care reform. Incumbent Andy Barr and challenger Elisabeth Jensen appeared Monday night on KET'S Kentucky Tonight. Barr argues current reforms will leave states like Kentucky with unaffordable Medicaid costs. "The state simply doesn't have the capacity to fund, at this point, this massive expansion of Medicaid. This is going to crowd out our ability to fund education," said Barr.
Political Supporters Gathered Outside KET to Watch the Debate.
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The highly anticipated debate between U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is now history. There were no obvious blunders or bombshell political revelations during Monday night's KET broadcast.
The highly-anticipated debate between Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and challenger Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes takes place Monday night.
By all accounts, the race is a close one. Eastern Kentucky University Department of Government Professor Joe Gershtenson says Monday's KET appearance provides a setting where a political misstep can occur.
Both candidates for Lexington mayor agree that employment must be a key focus of local government. Incumbent Mayor Jim Gray and challenger Anthany Beatty took center stage last night at Transylvania University, in a debate sponsored by the school and the Lexington Forum.