2012 election

11:34 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Centre College to Host Second Presidential Debate

Old Centre, on the Centre College campus in Danville, Ky.

In ten weeks, political observers will focus their gaze on Danville.  Centre College hosts a second vice presidential debate. Its first was 12 years ago.   Last  night on Kentucky Educational Television, Lucas Weton ,who’s president of the Centre College Republicans, says they learned a lot from that first debate.

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2012 Election
1:54 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Romney Rep Will Speak at Fancy Farm Picnic

Crowd at Fancy Farm

Update: Picnic emcee and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says, despite claims from Fancy Farm officials, no surrogate has been named. This story has been modified.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will send a surrogate to this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic.

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Election 2012
9:15 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Hatchett wins 1st district primary, 2010 rematch in the works

It will be a re-match of the Kentucky’s 2010 1st District Congressional Race this fall. Marshall County Real-estate broker Charles Hatchett will face long-time republican incumbent Ed Whitfield.

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Election 2012
9:14 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Few competitive primary races means poor voter turnout in Kentucky

An empty polling station at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY.
Charles Compton WEKU News

With relatively few competitive races on yesterday’s ballot, the vast majority of Kentuckians opted out of the political process.  A record number are registered to vote, but, Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes set turnout Tuesday at an estimated 11%.

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Election 2012
9:11 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Whitaker wins 2nd district Democratic nomination

Mayfield pharmacist Kelly Whitaker is the Democratic candidate for the 2nd District State House seat after beating former Mayfield Mayor Arthur Byrn last night. 

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Election 2012
9:02 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Richard Heath Republican Nominee for 2nd District State House Seat

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. 

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Afternoon Update
4:33 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 5/21/12

Illustration in a 1517 book showing a then method for treating a depressed skull fracture.
Hans Von Gersdorf Wellcome Library, London
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