Gerald Watkins http://wkms.org en Watkins' Nuclear Bill Facing Coal Opposition http://wkms.org/post/watkins-nuclear-bill-facing-coal-opposition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative Gerald Watkins of Paducah is pushing his bill through the house to lift the moratorium on nuclear power in Kentucky.</span></p><p>Watkins’ bill is a companion to Senator Bob Leeper’s bill that passed the senate in early February. Watkins is meeting with the state energy secretary Tuesday to get traction on the bill.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:04:13 +0000 Chad Lampe 38739 at http://wkms.org Watkins' Nuclear Bill Facing Coal Opposition Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline http://wkms.org/post/two-state-representatives-receive-challengers-filing-deadline <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Western Kentucky State House candidates have emerged just as the January </span>28th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline approaches for candidates to file to run for political office.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Republican Randy Bridges of Paducah has filed to run against&nbsp;Democrat Gerald Watkins for the 3rd&nbsp;district state&nbsp;house&nbsp;seat. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Democrat David Harrington of Murray is running against Kenny </span>Imes<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in&nbsp;the&nbsp;</span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;district.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:51:19 +0000 Rob Canning 38314 at http://wkms.org Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline Watkins Wins Third District House Seat in Ky. http://wkms.org/post/watkins-wins-third-district-house-seat-ky <p></p><p>Republican Jason Crockett failed to keep Kentucky's third district house seat republican Tuesday&nbsp; night. Democrat Gerald Watkins won the third district seat which includes much of McCracken County. Current 3rd district representative republican Brent Housman didn't seek a second term.&nbsp; Watkins won the race with 59 percent of the vote. Watkins is a Paducah native and has served on the Paducah city commission for six years. He says,</p><p><em>“I think the people of Paducah and McCracken County recognize the hard work that I have done and feel like and have the confidence that I’ll do a good job in Frankfort. So, I’m just really gratified at the kindness, support of the people, my family friends, and the people of the community.”</em> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:23:37 +0000 Whitney Jones 24191 at http://wkms.org Watkins Wins Third District House Seat in Ky. Watkins and Crockett offer differing visions on taxes in 3rd District Candidate Forum http://wkms.org/post/watkins-and-crockett-offer-differing-visions-taxes-3rd-district-candidate-forum <p>Kentucky 3rd District State House candidates, Republican Jason Crockett and Democrat Gerald Watkins, join moderator Todd Hatton for a discussion on their respective approaches to&nbsp; making the Commonwealth more "business-friendly," improving regional infrastructure, and tax reform.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:51:37 +0000 Todd Hatton 23466 at http://wkms.org Watkins and Crockett offer differing visions on taxes in 3rd District Candidate Forum Parties Argue over Ethan Allen Carriage House Fate http://wkms.org/post/parties-argue-over-ethan-allen-carriage-house-fate <p>Two parties argued over the fate of the Ethan Allen Carriage House building during the Paducah City Commissioner&rsquo;s meeting yesterday.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:05:14 +0000 Casey Northcutt 19069 at http://wkms.org Parties Argue over Ethan Allen Carriage House Fate Paducah City Commission Opposes Flying Confederate Flag http://wkms.org/post/paducah-city-commission-opposes-flying-confederate-flag <p>The Paducah City Commission disapproves of a local organization&rsquo;s intention to fly the Confederate flag.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 11:53:51 +0000 Casey Northcutt 17991 at http://wkms.org Paducah City Commission Opposes Flying Confederate Flag