kentucky primary

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The outcome of last Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary in Kentucky is unchanged after a recanvass of votes in the state. Hillary Clinton is still the narrow winner. According to the Associated Press, Bernie Sanders says he accepts the loss and will not contest the results.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he's fully prepared to take on incumbent Rand Paul in the fall race for U.S. Senate.  Gray held a victory party in downtown Lexington last night after besting six other candidates in the Democratic primary. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Incumbents pulled the highest vote totals of the twelve primary candidates for Paducah City Commission.  The top 8 will move on to the general election. 

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Tonight's election returns for the Kentucky Primary. 100% precincts reporting. According to the Kentucky State Board of Elections website, voter turnout was 20.65%.

For the latest updates, see live tweets at @WKMS on Twitter

Winners marked in bold. 

Lance Dennee, WKMS

The Attorney General's Office says it had received 43 calls from eight counties by 2:30 p.m. today.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’s confident that Democrats across the country will rally around their party’s presidential nominee in the fall. 

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The Kentucky Primary Election is tomorrow (Tuesday), May 17. Polls open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voters of both party affiliations will head to the polls. Here are the races and candidates in the WKMS Listening Area:

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Riding a wave of notoriety from his failed presidential campaign, Sen. Rand Paul has returned to Kentucky, relatively unscathed, to run for re-election to his U.S. Senate seat.

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Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear endorses Hillary Clinton for U.S. President.

In a release Tuesday Beshear says he supports the Democratic presidential frontrunner for her work in health care reform and expanding health care to the uninsured. 

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The Kentucky Primary Election is one week from today. Polls open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 17.