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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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  As Kentucky’s Republicans hope to take control of the state House of Representatives by electing a majority this fall, second district incumbent Richard Heath (R) is in a fight for his seat with  Jesse Wright (D).  At this weekend’s Fancy Farm Picnic Heath and Wright tangled over who would be a better advocate for their district which encompasses Graves County and southern McCracken.

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Have you ever replaced a broken egg at the grocery store? Well, unfortunately, in Kentucky anyway, you broke the law. But a new bill awaiting Gov. Steve Beshear’s signature aims to allow grocers to do the mixing and matching for you.

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Candidates for Kentucky’s 2nd District State House of Representatives both say they won’t take a pension if elected in November, but they differ on whether or not a pension should be offered to lawmakers. Kentucky’s pension system is one of the worst in the country in terms of unfunded liabilities. Heath has endorsed a pension plan for lawmakers that two GOP candidates have proposed. That plan would change the current full pension for lawmakers to an optional 401K plan for incoming lawmakers.

Nesler on Second District Candidate Endorsement

Aug 7, 2012

While retiring western Kentucky legislators like Republican Senator Ken Winters and Democratic Representative Mike Cherry have publicly endorsed their party’s nominees, former Democratic Representative Fred Nesler has not. Nesler left his house seat in May to join Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s staff.

Local Candidates Talk Jobs, Economy at Fancy Farm

Aug 6, 2012

First District State Senate candidates focused on jobs, in their stump speeches at this weekend’s 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic. Democratic candidate Carroll Hubbard is making his second run at the position. Hubbard, a former U. S. congressman and Paducah lawyer, lost the race in 2008 to Ken Winters. Hubbard says voters should choose him because as a democrat he can work with democratic Gov. Steve Beshear.

Heath Nominated in Special Election

Jul 11, 2012
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Graves County business owner Richard Heath will be on the ballot for State Representative twice on November 6th.

I suppose everything is bigger in Texas if one kid there can change a whole in election in Kentucky.

NPR reports a 21-year-old college student from Texas gave half-a-million dollars to a Super-PAC, and now Thomas Massie will likely represent Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.

Graves County Business Owner Richard Heath is the Republican nominee for the 2nd District State House seat. Heath defeated fellow republican Patrick Fisher last night in the race to serve Graves County and a portion of McCracken.