Kentucky

After Narrow Primary Win, McGrath Will Need Progressive Vote To Defeat McConnell
2020 Elections
After Narrow Primary Win, McGrath Will Need Progressive Vote To Defeat McConnell
2020-07-02 14:57:29
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - Amy McGrath successfully fended off a late surge from progressive challenger Charles Booker last month in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.  After a week of painstaking ballot counting, McGrath prevailed against Booker by just 15,000 votes out... Read More

In Kentucky, Will it Be Booker or McGrath to Face McConnell?
Political News
In Kentucky, Will it Be Booker or McGrath to Face McConnell?

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The wait for Kentucky’s primary election results will be over at 6 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday, but key races might be called by lunchtime. Kentucky election officials have spent the last week counting ballots in an election... Read More

1 City, 1 Voting Place: Kentucky Braces for Lines in Primary
2020 Elections
1 City, 1 Voting Place: Kentucky Braces for Lines in Primary

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated for Louisville on Tuesday, voters who didn't cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky's primary election, the latest to unfold in a pandemic that... Read More

Booker Emerges As Powerful Contender Ahead Of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Primary
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Booker Emerges As Powerful Contender Ahead Of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Primary
2020-06-22 16:40:45
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON -- New polling released on Thursday shows Charles Booker outpacing Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S Senate just days ahead of Election Day on June 23. In a survey published Thursday by Democratic pollster Civiqs, 44% of... Read More

Beshear Removes Barrier to Continuing Education for Kentucky Residents
State News
Beshear Removes Barrier to Continuing Education for Kentucky Residents
2020-01-08 16:19:57
by Dan McCue

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that the state is waiving testing fees for residents seeking to earn a GED. The fee, which is $120 for all four courses required to get a GED in Kentucky, has long been seen... Read More

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Kentucky’s ‘Informed Consent’ Abortion Law

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show the woman an ultrasound and give her a detailed description of the fetus, even if she doesn’t want to listen.... Read More

Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor
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Democrat Beshear Declares Victory in Race for Ky. Governor

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they turned their backs on a politician known as much for his blustery personality as his conservative values. Democrat Andy Beshear,... Read More

Kentucky Supreme Court To Decide Suit Over Shop’s Refusal To Make Gay Pride T-Shirts
State News
Kentucky Supreme Court To Decide Suit Over Shop’s Refusal To Make Gay Pride T-Shirts

LEXINGTON, Ky.—More than seven years after a Lexington shop refused to make T-shirts for the 2012 Lexington Pride Festival, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hear arguments Friday about whether or not the company violated the city’s Fairness Ordinance. Before the... Read More

Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism
Kentucky
Former Coal Mining Towns Turn to Tourism

CUMBERLAND, Ky. — The same Main Street winds through the old mountain mining towns of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch, crosses a river and runs alongside a creek. The early 20th century coal mining boom drew people to this remote corner... Read More

Broke, a Sheriff in Appalachian Coal Country Struggles to Provide Law and Order
Kentucky
Broke, a Sheriff in Appalachian Coal Country Struggles to Provide Law and Order

INEZ, Ky. — Before making a wave of cutbacks across his department, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk delivered a grim warning to residents of this hardscrabble Appalachian community. “Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will... Read More

Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung
Kentucky
Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A coal company manager took part in cheating on tests designed to protect miners from contracting deadly black lung disease, a federal grand jury has charged. The grand jury issued a new indictment adding Glendal “Buddy” Hardison... Read More

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