Kenny Imes

Government
4:03 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

As General Assembly Winds Down, Imes Looks to 2015 for Stalled Legislation

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As the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly draws to a close, some western Kentucky lawmakers will have to think about which pieces of stalled legislation they will bring to Frankfort again next year.

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Politics
2:44 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Harrington Drops Out of 5th District Race, Imes To Run Unopposed

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Calloway County Attorney David Harrington is dropping out of the state house race for the 5th district.

The Democrats say that despite information he was given prior to filing, he found that he would have to retire as county attorney before September 30th in order to run, something he does not want to do.

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Politics
4:51 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Two State Representatives Receive Challengers Before Filing Deadline

Two Western Kentucky State House candidates have emerged just as the January 28th deadline approaches for candidates to file to run for political office. 

Republican Randy Bridges of Paducah has filed to run against Democrat Gerald Watkins for the 3rd district state house seat.  And Democrat David Harrington of Murray is running against Kenny Imes in the 5th district. 

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Politics
7:27 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Parks Privatization Bill Filed In KY House

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Two West Kentucky lawmakers are supporting a bill that would let the state lease public land for private development.

Under legislation from Republican Representatives Richard Heath and Ken Imes, hotels and other private developments could be built in public parks, with the state's permission.

But Imes says the bill isn’t about privatization.

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Government
3:24 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Rep. Imes Files Bill Requiring State Policy-Makers to Visit Both Ends of Kentucky

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5th District Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) has pe-filed a bill to require certain state employees, including the governor, to visit the state’s most eastern and western counties before taking office.

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Government
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

State Rep. Imes Pre-files Legislation To Franchise State Park Property

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A pre-filed bill sponsored by State Representative Kenny Imes (R-Murray) seeks to give a financial boost to Kentucky State Parks by allowing private companies like restaurants and hotels to lease and develop state property.  

The 5th district republican wants to take existing law relating to private development of Kentucky State Fair Board property and expands it to land owned by the Kentucky Department of Parks.  Imes said he hopes the proposal will help Kentuckians see the big picture of the economic prospects that are going underutilized. 

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Government
1:48 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

KY 5th District State House Member Kenny Imes Discusses the 2013 Session

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An Interview with KY 5th District State House Rep Kenny Imes.

Kentucky’s 5th District State Representative Kenny Imes spent four terms as representative in the 70’s. Now Imes has returned to Frankfort again in 2013 to represent the residents of Calloway and Trigg counties. Imes recently spoke with Shelly Baskin about his plan to ensure state’s rights are respected by the federal government, as well as his thoughts on the most important parts of this session’s legislative agenda.

Government
5:37 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

KY Lawmakers Meet With Public to Discuss Pension Problems

Credit John Walker

Lawmakers and citizens met this weekend in Murray State’s Wrather Auditorium to discuss Kentucky’s ongoing pension crises. Cameron Smith of the Alabama Policy Institute gave a presentation explaining Kentucky’s current pension problems while lawmakers answered questions. Smith said it’s important for the state to keep its promises.

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Politics
12:04 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Local Legislators Come to MSU for Pension Forum

Local state legislators join a pension expert for a roundtable discussion at Murray State University this Saturday. Keynote speaker Cameron Smith is the policy director for the Alabama Policy Institutes and co-authored the Alabama study on pensions.

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Politics
11:18 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Imes Wins Fifth District Ky. House Seat

Kenny Imes
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Republican Kenny Imes beat out Democrat Hal Kemp for Kentucky’s fifth district state House of Representatives seat. Unofficial results showed Imes with 55.9 percent of the vote, and Kemp with 45.1. The Murray Republican won Calloway County by about nine percent. He gained a near 30 point victory in Trigg County. Imes says though the job is a part-time commitment, he plans to put full-time effort into it.

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