Republican James Comer officially filed for governor Thursday morning.
The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky. But Thursday marks the official start of his 2015 campaign.
Comer is the second Republican to file for governor following former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott. Former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner also plans to run but has not officially filed yet.
The passing of former Kentucky Governor and U.S. Senator Wendell Ford signals the end of a political era. So says, Al Smith, who reported on Ford for decades. Smith, the former long-time host of KET's Comment on Kentucky, says Ford was partisan, but he was fair. "A favor for the powerful was followed by a vote for those who were not powerful,” Smith said. “He was really and truly a balanced representative of all of the interests in Kentucky."
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife has resigned from Bloomberg Philanthropies' board of directors after the charity announced plans to expand its efforts to shutter coal-fired power plants.
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his annual State of the City address on Tuesday. Gray touted previous accomplishments, as well as future plans for his administration.
He also touched on statewide issues. Gray says he plans to ask 2015 gubernatorial candidates to include tax reform in their platforms. He says he backs many of the suggestions in the most recent tax reform report.
Mayor Gray is also asking state lawmakers to support a local sales tax option proposal.
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.