Whitney Westerfield

1:58 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Republican Candidates for Statewide Offices to Make Their Case in Murray Next Weekend

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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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11:52 am
Fri January 23, 2015

State Rep Kenny Imes Announces Bid for Kentucky Treasurer

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Kentucky’s 5th District State Rep Kenny Imes says he’s in the race for State Treasurer.

He filed his candidacy with the Secretary of State's office today. 

The Murray Republican says that, beside Attorney General candidate Whitney Westerfield from Hopkinsville, there aren’t enough West Kentuckians running for executive office.

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4:04 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Whitney Westerfield Announces Bid for Kentucky Attorney General

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Hopkinsville's State Senator Whitney Westerfield has filed his candidacy for Kentucky Attorney General, a day after saying he may enter the race. 

His announcement makes him the only Republican in the race. 

Westerfield, 34, says his goal is to make the Attorney General's office more efficient. 

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8:26 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Hopkinsville's Whitney Westerfield May Run for Attorney General

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Kentucky State Senator Whitney Westerfield,a Republican from Hopkinsville, might put his name in the currently unopposed race for Kentucky Attorney General. Westerfield said he doesn’t want current candidate Democrat Andy Beshear to be Kentucky’s only option.

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6:36 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Judge Uses Drug to Aid Addicts' Recovery

Legislative interim judiciary committee co-chairs John Tilley and Whitney Westerfield heard a case for opiate addition treatment yesterday.
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In an effort to help drug addicts kick their habit, an Ohio municipal judge is offering medicated assisted treatment in his drug court.

Judge Fred Moses presented his case Thursday before a panel of Kentucky lawmakers.


In southeast Ohio, Judge Fred Moses overseas one of the few Vivitrol  drug courts in the country.  Vivitrol is an opioid receptor antagonist. Injected monthly, it blocks brain receptors from feeling opiate effects. If recovering addicts attempt to get high while on Vivitrol, they can not.


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1:33 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Kentucky's Death Penalty: A Comprehensive Look

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Allen Ault admits to being a murderer.

But Ault isn’t behind bars, nor was he tried for his “crimes”; he’s currently dean of Criminal Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University. But as Ault told an interim joint committee on the judiciary earlier this month, he considers his actions as a director of corrections akin to premeditated murder.

“I have murdered five people as an agent of the state,” he said.

Ault said that many of his former colleagues have committed suicide or retreated into drugs to cope with their actions

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9:04 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Public Support for KY State-Wide Smoking Ban Rises

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A new poll shows more than half of Kentuckians interviewed last fall support a state law to ban smoking in indoor public places. The poll from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati finds about 6 out of 10 would support such a ban. That’s up from fewer than half of those polled in 2010.  However, the measure isn’t getting much political support because so much of the region depends on tobacco farming.

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3:28 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Senators-elect Westerfield, Humphries Named Senate Committee Chairs

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The Republican Kentucky Senate has completed its shake-up, after announcing new committee chairs today. Among the appointees, the caucus named Senator-elect Whitney Westerfield, of Hopkinsville, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator-elect Stan Humphries, of Cadiz, chair of the Capital Planning Advisory Board.

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2012 Election
11:32 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Pendleton Officially Concedes Race

Joey Pendleton
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Long-time state senator Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville has officially conceded the Third District senate race to opponent Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton, a Democrat, requested a recanvass after he lost the election by just under 300 votes.

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12:37 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Pendleton Plans to Request Vote Recanvass

Joey Pendleton
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Kentucky Third District State Senator Joey Pendleton plans to request a recanvass after he narrowly lost in Tuesday’s election. Pendleton, a five-term Democratic incumbent, lost by around 300 votes to Republican newcomer Whitney Westerfield. Pendleton tells the Kentucky New Era he owes it to his voters to ask for the recanvass, a process that checks for accuracy. Pendleton adds that if it shows a 150-vote gap or less, he’ll ask for an official recount.

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