Bob Leeper http://wkms.org en McCracken County Judge Executive Race Set With Three Candidates http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-county-judge-executive-race-set-three-candidates <p></p><p><em>Updated 5 p.m.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The stage is set for the next McCracken County Judge Executive race, with two candidates filing their letter of intent by today's deadline.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s&nbsp;</span>2<sup>nd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;District Senator Bob&nbsp;</span>Leeper filed his candidacy statement this morning, and current Judge Executive Van Newberry filed at 3:25 p.m.</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:26:10 +0000 Whitney Jones 39610 at http://wkms.org McCracken County Judge Executive Race Set With Three Candidates West Ky Native V.S. Small Business Manager- Stage Set for 2nd District Senate Primary http://wkms.org/post/west-ky-native-vs-small-business-manager-stage-set-2nd-district-senate-primary <p>With just 90 days to the primary election contest, candidates for Kentucky’s second district State Senate seat are campaigning for their party’s nomination. Retired law enforcement officer David Hoffman and Danny Carroll mingled among other state and local GOP candidates in Paducah last night.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:06:49 +0000 Chad Lampe & Lance Dennee 38763 at http://wkms.org West Ky Native V.S. Small Business Manager- Stage Set for 2nd District Senate Primary McCracken Schools Chairman Parker Running for State Senate http://wkms.org/post/mccracken-schools-chairman-parker-running-state-senate <p>McCracken County Public Schools board chairman Jeff Parker says he will run for the second district state Senate seat being vacated by Bob Leeper.</p><p>Parker is a Democrat and <a href="http://wkms.org/post/carrol-announces-bid-2nd-district-state-senate-seat">joins Republicans Danny Carroll and Dave Hoffman in the race to replace Leeper</a>, who has represented Ballard, McCracken and Marshall counties for more than 20 years.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:20:54 +0000 John Null 37423 at http://wkms.org McCracken Schools Chairman Parker Running for State Senate Carroll Announces Bid For 2nd District State Senate Seat http://wkms.org/post/carroll-announces-bid-2nd-district-state-senate-seat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Another republican has emerged to run for Kentucky's second district state senate seat.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">CEO of Easter Seals West Kentucky Danny Carrol said he'll file his candidacy papers in early January to run for current senator Bob Leeper's soon to be vacant seat. </span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The Marshall county resident will face fellow republican Dave Hoffman in the May primary.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:00:03 +0000 Rob Canning 37263 at http://wkms.org Carroll Announces Bid For 2nd District State Senate Seat Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election http://wkms.org/post/leeper-wont-seek-re-election <p><span style="line-height: 200%;">Kentucky&rsquo;s second district state Sen. Bob </span>Leeper<span style="line-height: 200%;"> says he will not run for re-election in 2014.</span></p><p></p><p style="line-height:200%">The Paducah independent says the decision to step away from office was difficult.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:55:44 +0000 John Null 35353 at http://wkms.org Leeper Won't Seek Re-Election Kentucky Senators Expect 2014 Budget To Be A Difficult One http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-senators-expect-2014-budget-be-difficult-one <p>In just over four months lawmakers will be back in Frankfort for a full 60 day session.&nbsp;&nbsp;This winter, legislators must approve a new two year budget.&nbsp;&nbsp;While the state finished last year with a budget surplus, Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chair Bob Leeper doesn’t anticipate any big increase in state revenue.&nbsp;&nbsp;So, Leeper says building a budget will remain difficult.</p><p>“There’s so many factors that are affecting us, what’s happening in the eastern Kentucky coal fields, loss of jobs there, loss of income for people to go out and buy goods.&nbsp;&nbsp;There’s any number of issues going on worldwide, nationwide that we can’t control,” said Leeper.</p><p>House Budget Committee Chair Rick Rand sounds a similar tone.&nbsp;&nbsp;He said the growth predicted by state experts is not as “robust” as they had hoped.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 18:08:04 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 34325 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Senators Expect 2014 Budget To Be A Difficult One University Bonding Projects Bill Steps Away from Becoming Law http://wkms.org/post/university-bonding-projects-bill-steps-away-becoming-law <p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">A bill authorizing&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-bonding-plan-universities-pave-way-construction-renovation-projects" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(12,76,162);text-decoration:initial" target="_blank">more than $360 million in bonds for university projects</a>&nbsp;is just steps away from becoming a reality.</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 15px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-size:15px;vertical-align:baseline;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-family:Georgia,Times,serif;line-height:22px">House Bill 7 allows six of the state's eight public universities to use bonds and other means to fund projects like building renovations, construction and renovations to Commonwealth Stadium.&nbsp; And it passed the Senate budget committee unanimously Thursday. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:08:02 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Rae Hodge 28107 at http://wkms.org University Bonding Projects Bill Steps Away from Becoming Law Leeper Not Suprised He was Passed Over for Senate President Nomination http://wkms.org/post/leeper-not-suprised-he-was-passed-over-senate-president-nomination <p></p><p>Independent state Senator Bob Leeper of Paducah says he knew his failed bid for the senate presidency was a long shot, but he wanted to give senate members a choice.&nbsp; He says his lack of party affiliation likely factored into his failed nomination. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:11:57 +0000 Shelly Baskin 25041 at http://wkms.org Leeper Not Suprised He was Passed Over for Senate President Nomination KY Senate Republicans to Choose Leaders http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-republicans-choose-leaders <p></p><p>Kentucky’s Republican state senators will choose that chamber’s next president today in Frankfort. GOP Floor Leader Robert Stivers and independent Senator Bob Leeper are candidates for the position. The chamber’s former president David Williams resigned to accept a judicial appointment in southern Kentucky. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:20:19 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 24943 at http://wkms.org KY Senate Republicans to Choose Leaders Ky. Senate Republican Leaders to Caucus on Next Senate President http://wkms.org/post/ky-senate-republican-leaders-caucus-next-senate-president <p></p><p>Senate Republican leaders meet next week to caucus on Kentucky's next Senate president. The Courier-Journal reports the GOP meet Tuesday to vote on who they support in the role: Republican Sen. Robert Stivers, who has served as floor leader for the past four years, or Independent Sen. Bob Leeper, who has served as Senate budget committee chairman. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 16:47:59 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 24853 at http://wkms.org Ky. Senate Republican Leaders to Caucus on Next Senate President