Sixth District

Democrats Target Rep. Andy Barr in Radio Ad

Oct 5, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — National Democrats are targeting a Kentucky congressman in a radio ad campaign attacking Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday the radio ad will run in 11 GOP-held districts, including the 6th District in Kentucky.

Nancy Jo Kemper has weighed in political issues much of her adult life.  But, her civic activities took a different turn last January when she filed as a Democratic candidate in the Sixth congressional district.  The pastor of nearly 50 years, who’s spoken out on issues like health care and tax reform, abolition of the death penalty, environmental stewardship, and gambling expansion is seeking to unseat Republican Andy Barr. 

Kemper returned to Frankfort last Thursday for the annual Democrats “get out the vote” picnic.

The Frankfort State Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Kentucky's bans on same-sex marriages, rolling back two rulings that opened the door for gay couples to have their unions in other states recognized and to be wed in the Bluegrass State.

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panels' 2-1 ruling Thursday is the highest-level court victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court wins for supporters of same-sex marriage in the past year.

Two candidates will be on the May 20 Primary ballot for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky's Sixth District of the U.S. House of Representatives. WEKU reporter Stu Johnson spoke with both candidates.

Elisabeth Jensen