Matt Bevin

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  Election Day is just over a week away and candidates are working right up to the wire to win over voters. Veteran democratic state representative and budget committee chair Rick Rand says the never ending drive for campaign funding likely plays a role in the lack of interest in this election.  

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  As Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters the final three weeks before the election, the latest poll shows Democrat Jack Conway with a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin. 

composite: Beshear (Rob Canning); Westerfield (LRC)

The two candidates competing to be Kentucky's next attorney general have differing views on the state Religious Freedom Restoration Act as it relates to the highly publicized actions of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.  Davis went to jail after refusing to grant marriage licenses for same sex couples.


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.