Matt Bevin


Update: All three call-in interviews are now posted online. See the links below.  

Starting this Tuesday at Noon, WKMS News partners with WFPL in Louisville and Kentucky Public Radio to begin airing live interviews with the three candidates for Kentucky Governor. The interviews will be conducted by WFPL’s Rick Howlett and Ryland Barton, Frankfort bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio.


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway has a major financial advantage over Republican Matt Bevin, who has struggled to raise funds and has loaned his campaign $995,100 during the general election period.


Last week’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college has once again brought the topic of gun control to the forefront of U.S. politics. Oregon, like most states in our region, has relatively lax laws and doesn’t mandate background checks on private gun sales.

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  In the second of four televised debates, the two major party candidates for governor on Tuesday night reminded voters of their positions on key issues such as state pensions, right-to-work legislation and casino gambling.

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  The race for Kentucky governor will be decided in just over a month. Two of the three candidates will take center stage during a debate Tuesday night.

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  With the Kentucky governor’s race a month away and low voter turnout likely, Republicans are trying to gin up support.

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Kentucky’s lieutenant governor candidates have contrasting views on how the state should handle the financial health of rural hospitals but both agree to rolling back taxes for Kentuckians.  

Republican Jenean Hampton and Democratic candidate Sannie Overly spoke at the Paducah Chamber of Commerce Lieutenant Governor forum Thursday.  

Rob Canning

Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin said Wednesday he wouldn’t vote for Kentucky’s U.S. Senator Rand Paul in next year’s Republican presidential primary, and would instead cast a ballot for Detroit neurosurgeon Ben Carson.

Rob Canning

  The Republican Governors Association’s decision to stop airing ads for Kentucky gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin may fuel perceptions that his campaign is struggling about a month before Election Day, a political observer says.

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  Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin spoke Thursday about ways to initiate economic development in western Kentucky during a campaign stop in Murray.