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Donald Trump will likely win big in Kentucky on November 8.

The FiveThirtyEight poll aggregator predicts the Republican nominee has a 99.6 percent chance of winning Kentucky’s eight electoral votes.

But what’s still unclear is how his popularity will affect the down ballot, especially in races for the hotly-contested state House of Representatives. Republicans are trying to win a majority in that chamber for the first time in nearly a century.

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 6th Congressional District Republican primary.  The program, which airs on KET Monday night at 8:00, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU stations.

Lt. Governors: Are They Expendable?

May 13, 2011

Imagine a job where the only function is taking-over if the boss quits, is fired, gets sick or even worse.  That pretty much describes Kentucky’s lieutenant governor.  Four people, one Democrat and three Republicans, are campaigning for that job.  And, as WEKU’s Charles Compton reports, their duties, will in large part, depend on who’s elected governor…

In an eye-opening profile, Politico says U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is working hard to take down Democratic candidates and build up his party in the upcoming Kentucky elections to maintain power in Washington.

Most of the seven candidates running for Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner have one attention getting thing in common…they support legalizing industrial hemp.  WEKU’S Ron Smith reports on the growing political support for the once taboo plant.