Impeachment Fever Hits Kentucky with Efforts to Oust Leaders
State News
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 Taylor death investigation have spurred petitions to oust both the governor and the attorney general. It's a card rarely played... Read More

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

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

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

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

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
Political News
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

Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
Political News
Delayed Primaries Involve More Than Just Choosing A New Date on the Calendar
2020-03-25 19:23:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As of this week, eight states - Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Ohio and Rhode Island - and one territory - Puerto Rico - have postponed their presidential primary elections due to the coronavirus outbreak. Additionally, three... Read More

Kentucky State Rep Calls on Colleagues to Pass Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Bill
State News
Kentucky State Rep Calls on Colleagues to Pass Voting Rights for Ex-Felons Bill
2020-01-30 17:56:28
by Dan McCue

Kentucky State Rep. Charles Booker called on his colleagues in the state legislature Wednesday to pass House Bill 6, a proposed constitutional amendment that could restore the voting rights of tens of thousands of ex-felons who have completed their sentences.... 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

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Drops Medicaid Work Requirements, Reversing Bevin Policy
Medicaid
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Drops Medicaid Work Requirements, Reversing Bevin Policy

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s controversial plan to impose work requirements and monthly premiums for many Kentucky Medicaid recipients is no more, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. In one of his first major moves as the... Read More

Kentucky's New Governor Restores Voting Rights to 140,000 Nonviolent Felons
State News
Kentucky's New Governor Restores Voting Rights to 140,000 Nonviolent Felons
2019-12-13 20:47:13
by Dan McCue

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday restored the voting rights of more than 140,000 people with nonviolent felony convictions, making good on an inaugural promise he made after being sworn in recently. The order signed by Beshear applies to Kentuckians... Read More

Republicans Urge Bevin to Provide Proof of Election Fraud or Concede
State News
Republicans Urge Bevin to Provide Proof of Election Fraud or Concede

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A growing number of Republican lawmakers are urging Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a fellow Republican, to either provide evidence of the voting “irregularities” he has alleged or concede Tuesday’s election to Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, who defeated him... Read More

Republicans See Warning Signs After Election Losses in Va., Ky. and Pa.
2020 Elections
Republicans See Warning Signs After Election Losses in Va., Ky. and Pa.

WASHINGTON — Off-year election results in three key states — Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky — serve as a flashing red warning light for Republicans worried that President Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity outside rural areas may threaten their grip on the... Read More

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

Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
Elections
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... 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

Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
Health
Some Congressmen Want to Halt Appalachian Mountaintop Coal Mining
2019-04-10 13:01:22
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Residents of Appalachian states warned about severe health and environmental consequences from renewed mountaintop coal mining during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Lawmakers called the hearing to address concerns raised by Trump administration policies to loosen environmental restrictions on... Read More

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