2nd district house http://wkms.org en Rep. Richard Heath to Face Dem Challenger in 2nd District http://wkms.org/post/rep-richard-heath-face-dem-challenger-2nd-district <p>Mayfield attorney Jesse Wright says he’ll run for the 2<sup>nd</sup> District state House seat held by first term Republican incumbent Richard Heath.&nbsp;</p><p>The Democrat is an alumnus of Mayfield High School, the University of Kentucky, and Georgia State.&nbsp; He has practiced law in Mayfield since moving back to the region in 2011.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:37:03 +0000 Todd Hatton 37290 at http://wkms.org Rep. Richard Heath to Face Dem Challenger in 2nd District Congressman Brett Guthrie Announces Re-Election, Bypassing Governor's Race http://wkms.org/post/congressman-brett-guthrie-announces-re-election-bypassing-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/card_280/public/201307/-1_1.jpg" alt="" /><p>Kentucky Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie announced he is running for re-election next year, but made it clear he is bypassing a bid for governor in 2015.<p>Guthrie is a Republican from Bowling Green who has represented the district covering parts of western and central Kentucky since January 2009.<p>"We are fighting in Washington to balance the federal budget, to cut wasteful spending, and to create an environment where small businesses can create good paying jobs," he says. "My work in Congress is all about providing opportunity. I am passionate about improving the economy, cultivating educational opportunity for people of all ages, and getting our nation’s finances under control."<p>The GOP lawmaker was a top contender for the party's nomination in the 2015 gubernatorial contest. But Guthrie clarified he is not interested in statewide office and will keep his full attention on representing the state in Washington.<p>"I am not running for any state office in 2015, although I was humbled by the number of people who asked me to run for governor," he says. "I went to Washington solve big problems and to leave a better America behind for the next generation. I’ve spent every day doing that and I feel that my time and energy is best spent on solving the big financial and economic problems we face as a nation."<p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:14:41 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 33126 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 9/14 http://wkms.org/post/front-page-sunday-914 <p>WKMS News’ regional political coverage continues with two forums originally aired last week.&nbsp; First, Paducah and McCracken County residents decide next month whether or not to combine their two governments.&nbsp; It’s a contentious issue, and we’ll sort out the pros and cons with Paducah businessman John Williams, Jr. and McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry on today’s program.</p><p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:09:32 +0000 Chad Lampe & Todd Hatton 23248 at http://wkms.org Front Page Sunday 9/14 Whitaker wins 2nd district Democratic nomination http://wkms.org/post/whitaker-wins-2nd-district-democratic-nomination <p>Mayfield pharmacist Kelly Whitaker is the Democratic candidate for the 2<sup>nd</sup> District State House seat after beating former Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn last night.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:11:40 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18084 at http://wkms.org Whitaker wins 2nd district Democratic nomination Richard Heath Republican Nominee for 2nd District State House Seat http://wkms.org/post/richard-heath-republican-nominee-2nd-district-state-house-seat <p>Graves County Business Owner Richard Heath is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District State House seat. Heath defeated fellow republican Patrick Fisher last night in the race to serve Graves County and a portion of McCracken.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 02:02:24 +0000 Shelly Baskin 18083 at http://wkms.org Richard Heath Republican Nominee for 2nd District State House Seat Election Returns http://wkms.org/post/election-returns-online-coverage-begins-after-600-pm <p>All Kentucky counties reporting. Listen to Morning Edition with Todd Hatton to hear a full digest of tonight&#39;s returns.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 21:14:04 +0000 WKMS Staff 18080 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-51112 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/11/152520951/fda-may-back-pill-to-prevent-hiv">FDA may back pill to prevent HIV.</a></p><p><strong>Four Rivers Region:</strong></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 21:20:10 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17948 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 5/11/12 Kentucky 2nd District House Republican Candidates Speak on WKY Economic Growth http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-2nd-district-house-republican-candidates-speak-wky-economic-growth <p>Western Kentucky&rsquo;s economic growth is a hot topic among the candidates for the 2<sup>nd</sup> district State Representative. At a public forum in Graves County last night, Republican candidate Patrick Fisher said stimulating business in the region is going to take both self-improvement and effective networking with outside businesses.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 18:22:03 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17945 at http://wkms.org Kentucky 2nd District House Republican Candidates Speak on WKY Economic Growth Kentucky 2nd District House Democrat Candidates Speak on Tax Reform http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-2nd-district-house-democrat-candidates-speak-tax-reform <p>The four candidates for Kentucky&rsquo;s 2<sup>nd</sup> District House seat presented their platforms in a public forum in Mayfield last night.&nbsp; Democrat Kelly Whitaker spoke about how she would like to see Kentucky reform its tax code. Whitaker says the Commonwealth&rsquo;s current system focuses on income and property taxes.</p><p> Fri, 11 May 2012 15:43:33 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17937 at http://wkms.org Kentucky 2nd District House Democrat Candidates Speak on Tax Reform