Political Observers Expect No Surprises in Kentucky’s Presidential Primaries

Even though the presidential nomination process is effectively over, Kentuckians can still vote for candidates other than Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in tomorrow’s primary. Republicans can cast ballots for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, even though they’re no longer in the running. And Democrats will be able to choose ‘uncommitted’ instead […]

No Surprises Expected in Most Congressional Primaries

Residents of Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District will see a spirited primary Tuesday, but that won’t be the case elsewhere. While there are primaries in most of Kentucky’s five other congressional districts, none are as competitive or as closely-followed as the race in Northern Kentucky. In the Sixth District, Republican Andy Barr is expected to easily […]

Key Senate Primaries Are In Louisville, Northern and Southern Kentucky

The races to watch in tomorrow’s primaries for General Assembly seats are in Louisville, Northern and Southern Kentucky. In Louisville, four Democrats are vying to replace retiring Democrat Tim Shaughnessy in the 19th district, where no Republicans are running. In the 37th District, former Republican Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins and political activist Chris Thieneman are […]

Super PACs May Give Massie Edge in Fourth District Primary

The most competitive primary in Kentucky will come to an end Tuesday. Seven Republicans are vying to replace retiring incumbent Geoff Davis in the Fourth Congressional District. County judge-executives Gary Moore and Thomas Massie and state representative Alecia Webb-Edgington are considered the frontrunners. Those three have raised the most money and former GOP operative Les […]

Several State Senate Democrats Remain ALEC Members

Several Democrats in the Kentucky Senate have held on to their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, despite national blowback against the group for its conservative model laws. ALEC has been criticized for drafting conservative state laws, such as Florida’s Stand Your Ground measure, and then helping lawmakers pass them. Until this […]

Twelve Percent Turnout Expected for Kentucky Primaries

Kentucky elections officials once again expect most voters to ignore Tuesday’s primaries. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is predicting turnout between 10 and 12 percent. Low turnout has plagued Kentucky elections for the last few cycles. About a third of voters cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 primaries. Grimes says the lack of […]

Minton Re-elected Chief Justice

Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton has been elected to a second term. “With this re-election, the justices have expressed their appreciation for the hard work and leadership of Chief Justice Minton,” says Mary C. Noble, deputy chief justice for the Supreme Court in a statement. “We have an unusually close court that works […]

Williams Says He Had “No Idea” About Farmer’s Alleged Misdeeds

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner. During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio Wednesday, host Matt Jones asked Williams about the abuses of power and resources that were uncovered in a recent audit of Farmer’s time in […]

In Kentucky’s Fourth District, Candidates Make Final Push for Votes

With one week to go before Kentucky’s primary, the seven GOP candidates vying to replace Congressman Geoff Davis are making their final pitch for votes. Gary Moore, Thomas Massie and Alecia Webb-Edgington are considered the frontrunners, based on endorsements and financial reports. Massie has earned Senator Rand Paul’s endorsement, while Webb-Edgington’s supporters include Davis and […]

Outside Medicaid Managed Care Company Attempting to Gain Foothold in Louisville

State officials have not yet given private Medicaid operators permission to do business in the Louisville area, but that hasn’t stopped one company from trying to make inroads. Currently, Passport Health Plan runs Medicaid in and around Louisville. The federal government has ordered the state to open the region to competition, but the area remains […]