2016 presidential race

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Leigh Anne Kleitz spent her Saturday talking politics at TK’s Pub.

She joined a few dozen other people at the Fern Creek bar to rally support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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The head of the Jefferson County Republican Party is defending Donald Trump’s claim that the media is “rigging” the election against the GOP nominee.


Ahead of next month’s election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday convened a meeting of the Kentucky Election Integrity Task Force.

This election has been particularly noisy.

But when all the Twitter storms and heated exchanges (maybe) fade away after Nov. 8, the issues that affect real voters will remain.

With that in mind, we set out to create a cheat sheet on where each candidate stands on the issues voters care about most. The issues we chose to highlight come from the top 10 issues voters said were "very important" to their vote, according to a 2016 poll from the Pew Research Center.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking citizens to keep state right-of-ways free of political signs and other obstacles which can pose a hazard to highway crews.  

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Tennessee’s Secretary of State is responding to concerns of ‘election rigging’ and voter fraud raised in the Presidential race, saying Tennessee’s voting system is “very secure.”  

A person who’s spent decades keeping his finger on the pulse of Kentucky politics doesn’t anticipate weekend revelations about Donald Trump to greatly erode his support in the Commonwealth.  The effect on GOP efforts to take over the Kentucky House appear a little more uncertain.

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As a growing number of Republican leaders give up on the party's presidential nominee, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is taking a different tack: He's ignoring Donald Trump.

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Hear the debate tonight at 8 p.m. LIVE on WKMS.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.