Kentucky Politics

Politics
3:54 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Geveden Charged in Campaign Case

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Kentucky's Executive Branch Ethics Commission has charged a former government official with violating the state's ethics code by allegedly using his position to solicit campaign contributions for Gov. Steve Beshear's re-election campaign last year.

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Politics
1:35 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Northern Kentucky PAC Looks to Expand Influence to State Races

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A Republican super PAC that helped influence the 4th Congressional District primary earlier this year is looking to expand its scope. Americans for Growth, Opportunity and Prosperity was founded by a group of Northern Kentucky businessmen. It also goes by the name Ameri-GOP. The PAC helped Thomas Massie win his congressional primary.

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Government
4:18 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Presenters Highlight MSU Programs at Legislative Committee Meeting

Members of the Kentucky Interim Joint Committee on Education held their monthly meeting today at Murray State University. Legislators heard about the impact the Murray State College of Education and the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management are making inside and outside Kentucky. The MSU TSM program is the only Murray State degree that combines learning from two colleges and seven departments. Stan Eckenberg, CEO of Computer Services, Inc., (CSI) of Paducah, also spoke in favor of the program. CSI is the largest single employer of TSM graduates.

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Government
6:00 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Lawmaker wants to expand the availability of EpiPens in schools

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A Kentucky state lawmaker wants to expand EpiPen use in schools. EpiPens are used to stop the effects of allergic reactions, and currently, state law only allows students with allergies to carry the devices. But Representative Addia Wuchner says not all students are aware of their allergies, and she will again file a bill that would allow schools to carry EpiPens for general use.

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Politics
2:06 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Ky. Republicans Ramp Up Campaign to Take Over House

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo speaking to media
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Kentucky Republicans are ramping up their campaign to take control of the state house in this year's elections.

The GOP has latched on to House Speaker Greg Stumbo's declaration that he will vote for President Barack Obama this fall.

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Politics
1:44 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Republicans Have Strong Showing at Fancy Farm

Stan Humphries supporters (in red T-shirts) cluster together for the political stumping.

The republican party has a strong showing at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Less than 20 minutes are left to the start of the political speaking. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will emcee, and U. S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will lead off the slate of politicians and candidates.
 

Republicans are hoping to cinch a big victory in western Kentucky, with five open races in the general election.

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Politics
12:37 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Local Races Major Draw for 2012 Fancy Farm

Fancy Farm Picnic attendees chow down in the Knights of Columbus hall before the political speaking.

While the humidity is running high, a smaller slate of candidates hasn't dampened the crowd at the 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic. The event draws thousands each year, and its stump speaking is the traditional kickoff of the general election campaign season in Kentucky. Speakers start at 2 p.m. Central time.

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Politics
12:32 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Despite Some No-Shows, Hot Political Topics to Draw Fancy Farm Crowd

Pictured are some of the crowd from the 2010 Fancy Farm Picnic.

The absence of some big names at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic won’t dampen the excitement. That’s the prediction from political speaking chair Mark Wilson. Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson have bowed out, and so has U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

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Politics
12:19 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Fancy Farm Picnic Planning Underway

Pictured is the crowd at the 2010 Fancy Farm stump speaking.

Planning has begun for the 132nd annual Fancy Farm Picnic. The event is the first Saturday in August and is the traditional kickoff of the Kentucky political season. 

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Commentary
1:52 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Freedom of the Press and Congressman Yarmuth

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A Kentucky Congressman wants to change the Constitution to effectively overturn the Supreme Court on political speech. But is that a good idea? Commentator and researcher Caleb Brown of the Bluegrass Institute says if you care about freedom of the press, everyone’s speech should get equal protection.

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