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2021-03-09 21:06:18
by Dan McCue
Kentucky Vacancy Powers Bill Raising Eyebrows

WASHINGTON – Is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell working behind the scenes with allies in the Kentucky legislature to assure... Read More

WASHINGTON – Is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell working behind the scenes with allies in the Kentucky legislature to assure he’s replaced by a Republican should he decide to retire?  That’s been the speculation since the filling of Senate Bill... Read More

Impeachment Fever Hits Kentucky with Efforts to Oust Leaders

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna... Read More

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Impeachment fever has struck Kentucky, where grievances over coronavirus restrictions and the outcome of the Breonna Taylor death investigation have spurred petitions to oust both the governor and the attorney general. It's a card rarely played... Read More

2020-11-01 11:05:32
by TWN Staff
KY-06: Andy Barr (R)

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is... Read More

About Barr:  Andy Barr has served as the U.S. Representative for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District since January, 2013. He is a member of the Committee on Financial Services, and is ranking member of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee. He is... Read More

2020-11-01 09:52:18
by TWN Staff
KY-06: Josh Hicks (D)

About Hicks:  Josh Hicks grew up on a farm in Hilltop, Fleming County, Ky. Hicks went to Georgetown College right... Read More

About Hicks:  Josh Hicks grew up on a farm in Hilltop, Fleming County, Ky. Hicks went to Georgetown College right out of high school. Hicks made the decision to drop out of college. He went to work construction with his... Read More

Few in Number, Black Residents in Appalachia Push for Justice

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in... Read More

Just as soon as the grand jury decision came down in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, several people in southeastern Kentucky began organizing a candlelight vigil in her memory. Taylor was killed in March by police officers in Louisville,... Read More

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

WASHINGTON - Amy McGrath successfully fended off a late surge from progressive challenger Charles Booker last month in Kentucky’s Democratic... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON -- New polling released on Thursday shows Charles Booker outpacing Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s Democratic primary for U.S Senate... Read More

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

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

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that the state is waiving testing fees for residents seeking to earn a GED.... Read More

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

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court left intact a Kentucky law that forces doctors who perform abortions to first show... Read More

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

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky voters appeared to reject Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday, bucking a statewide Republican trend as they... Read More

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

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