Whitney Westerfield http://wkms.org en Public Support for KY State-Wide Smoking Ban Rises http://wkms.org/post/public-support-ky-state-wide-smoking-ban-rises <p></p><p>A new poll shows more than half of Kentuckians interviewed last fall support a state law to ban smoking in indoor public places. The poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati finds about 6 out of 10 would support such a ban. That’s up from fewer than half of those polled in 2010.&nbsp; However, the measure isn’t getting much political support because so much of the region depends on tobacco farming. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:04:12 +0000 Whitney Jones, Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 26515 at http://wkms.org Public Support for KY State-Wide Smoking Ban Rises Senators-elect Westerfield, Humphries Named Senate Committee Chairs http://wkms.org/post/senators-elect-westerfield-humphries-named-senate-committee-chairs <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">The Republican Kentucky Senate has completed its shake-up, after announcing new committee chairs today. Among the appointees, the caucus named Senator-elect Whitney Westerfield, of Hopkinsville, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator-elect Stan Humphries, of Cadiz, chair of the Capital Planning Advisory Board. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:28:03 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) & Angela Hatton 25443 at http://wkms.org Senators-elect Westerfield, Humphries Named Senate Committee Chairs Pendleton Officially Concedes Race http://wkms.org/post/pendleton-officially-concedes-race <p></p><p>Long-time state senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has officially conceded the Third District senate race to opponent Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton, a Democrat, requested a recanvass after he lost the election by just under 300 votes. Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:32:42 +0000 Angela Hatton 24680 at http://wkms.org Pendleton Officially Concedes Race Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass http://wkms.org/post/pendleton-plans-request-vote-recanvass <p></p><p>Kentucky Third District State Senator Joey Pendleton plans to request a recanvass after he narrowly lost in Tuesday’s election. Pendleton, a five-term Democratic incumbent, lost by around 300 votes to Republican newcomer Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton tells the Kentucky New Era he owes it to his voters to ask for the recanvass, a process that checks for accuracy. Pendleton adds that if it shows a 150-vote gap or less, he’ll ask for an official recount. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:37:59 +0000 Angela Hatton 24278 at http://wkms.org Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass Westerfield Edges Out Victory Over Incumbent Pendleton http://wkms.org/post/westerfield-edges-out-victory-over-incumbent-pendleton <p></p><p>Republican challenger Whitney Westerfield edged out long-time Democratic Senator Joey Pendleton in yesterday’s vote. Unofficial third district state Senate results show Westerfield with 50.4 percent of the vote, winning slight leads in Christian, Logan and Todd counties. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:24:11 +0000 Angela Hatton 24187 at http://wkms.org Westerfield Edges Out Victory Over Incumbent Pendleton