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The appointment of Kentucky’s top education official would be subject to state Senate confirmation under a bill pre-filed last week in the General Assembly.

State Rep. Kenny Imes, a Murray Republican, said he’s seeking to add accountability to the state’s education department.

Kentucky state Sen. Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville won his bid for the Republican nomination for attorney general, but two western Kentucky lawmakers came up short in Tuesday's Republican primary.


A state lawmaker from eastern Kentucky has joined a crowded field for State Treasurer.

Representative Rick Nelson of Bell County is seeking the office being vacated by term-limited Todd Hollenbach.

Western Kentucky Republicans will get their first taste of the 2015 campaign season next weekend at the Calloway County Republican Party's annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner.

The dinner will be held Saturday, March 14th at Murray State University's Curris Center. Calloway GOP chair Greg Delancey says this year’s event is themed around Kentucky’s gubernatorial race and winning control of Kentucky’s statewide constitutional offices.

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A member of the Kentucky House has joined a crowded field of candidates for State Treasurer.

Democratic Representative Jim Glenn of Owensboro says he’d like to help more families become financially literate.

Kentucky’s 5th District State Rep Kenny Imes says he’s in the race for State Treasurer.

He filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State's office today. 

The Murray Republican says that, beside Attorney General candidate Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville, there aren’t enough West Kentuckians running for executive office.

A west Kentucky lawmaker is looking to reform state election cycles in an effort to save the state potentially $50 million every four years and boost voter turnout.

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.

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

The Democrat says 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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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.