politics http://wkms.org en Pew's Latest Look At Voters Finds Many Who Defy Party Labels http://wkms.org/post/pews-latest-look-voters-finds-many-who-defy-party-labels Following up on its <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/06/12/321417426/pew-poll-more-americans-are-political-purists">recent report</a> on the ever-widening ideological gulf between Americans, the Pew Research Center <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/26/the-political-typology-beyond-red-vs-blue/">unveiled its latest sorting</a> of voters into categories based, in part, on the relative strength or weakness of their partisan attachments.<p>Not only that, Pew also has an <a href="http://www.people-press.org/quiz/political-typology/">online quiz</a> of 23 questions th Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:03:42 +0000 Frank James 41623 at http://wkms.org Pew's Latest Look At Voters Finds Many Who Defy Party Labels How to Run for an Elected Position http://wkms.org/post/how-run-elected-position <div>An all-day workshop gives people resources to run for local elected positions. Christian County Cares 2015 and The League of Women Voters host "Campaign School" all day this Saturday (October 26) at Hopkinsville Community College's Auditorium. It's a non-partisan, non-endorsing event with session topics including: Getting Your Political Start, Committing to Run, Learning the Numbers Game, Public Relations and Marketing, Secrets to Successful Campaigns, and Behavior and Ethics. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:40:43 +0000 Kate Lochte 35937 at http://wkms.org How to Run for an Elected Position WKMS Featured on Roundabout U http://wkms.org/post/wkms-featured-roundabout-u <p>Murray State University’s <em>Roundabout U</em> focuses on the upcoming presidential election in its latest installment.&nbsp;</p><p>Co-hosts Jim Carter and Sarah Clark talk with staff at WKMS, Murray State’s public radio station, about how they will be stepping up their coverage of the election. WKMS features a varied source of news, information and entertainment on air and on its website. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:25:35 +0000 Sherry McClain 22966 at http://wkms.org WKMS Featured on Roundabout U Commentary: Politics Is Not a Spectator Sport http://wkms.org/post/commentary-politics-not-spectator-sport <p>One of the greatest expressions of American democracy is going to the polls on election day and casting your vote. Yet, low voter turnout cast a shadow over the Kentucky May Primary. Commentator Richard Nelson says the health of the Commonwealth depends on citizen involvement in the election. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:08:59 +0000 Richard Nelson & Matt Markgraf 22816 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Politics Is Not a Spectator Sport Report shows Kentucky's debt continues to increase http://wkms.org/post/report-shows-kentuckys-debt-continues-increase <p><font size="2">An annual report that describes the state’s financial outlook shows that Kentucky has once again gone deeper into debt.<br><br> The report, when compared with past years, shows the state added more than $110 million in debt during the last fiscal year.</font> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:51:43 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 22451 at http://wkms.org Report shows Kentucky's debt continues to increase Centre College Prepares for VP Debate http://wkms.org/post/centre-college-prepares-vp-debate <p>How does a small college in central Kentucky get noticed by millions of people across the nation and world? Host a debate. Centre College in Danville is preparing to host the Vice-Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Lisa Autry recently traveled there to get a look at all the preparations and has this report.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 18:27:24 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 22417 at http://wkms.org Centre College Prepares for VP Debate Coleman Drops Out of Paducah Mayoral Race http://wkms.org/post/coleman-drops-out-paducah-mayoral-race <p>Paducah mayoral candidate Robert Coleman has announced he's dropping out of the race. Coleman cites ongoing health problems related to nerve surgery in April for the reason he's decided to withdraw.</p><p>"With the challenges that you face in the position of a city official, I realized that it would be better for our city and myself to withdraw," Coleman said. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 20:07:30 +0000 Angela Hatton 21796 at http://wkms.org Coleman Drops Out of Paducah Mayoral Race KPR's Kenny Colston on the Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/kprs-kenny-colston-fancy-farm-picnic <p>Unlike in years past, this year&#39;s Fancy Farm Picnic drew few elected officials. But that doesn&#39;t mean there weren&#39;t any fireworks. Kentucky Public Radio&#39;s Kenny Colston covered the picnic, and he sat down with KPR&#39;s Gabe Bullard to sum up the post-picnic chatter.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:45:03 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 20283 at http://wkms.org West TN Candidates in Primary Election http://wkms.org/post/west-tn-candidates-primary-election <p>Tennessee&#39;s primary election is Thursday. Voters in west Tennessee head to the polls to narrow the field in many state and local races. In the 8th District Congressional Race, incumbent Republican Stephen Fincher&#39;s primary opponent is Annette Justice of Memphis. Democrats Wes Bradley of Cottage Grove, Timothy Dixon of Germantown, and Christa Stoscheck of Jackson are seeking their party&#39;s nomination. In the Tennessee State House both candidates for the 75<sup>th</sup> District, republican Tim Wirgau of Buchanan and Democrat Steve Wright of Springville, are unopposed. Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:32:32 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20074 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Writes Second Book http://wkms.org/post/rand-paul-writes-second-book <p>Kentucky&rsquo;s junior senator is working on his second book. Rand Paul has already penned one book while in office, called &ldquo;The Tea Party Goes to Washington.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 May 2012 19:35:33 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 18056 at http://wkms.org Rand Paul Writes Second Book