Secretary of State Predicts Low Voter Turnout

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio Just over a fourth of Kentucky’s registered voters are expected to cast ballots in next month’s election. Secretary of State Elaine Walker predicts between 25 to 28 percent of eligible voters will show up for the general election in November. While the statewide campaigns on the ballot are in […]

Edelen Not Concerned With Recent Poll Numbers

Considered the favorite by political observers, Democratic candidate for state auditor Adam Edelen isn’t worried about a recent poll that shows him only three points ahead of Republican John Kemper. By all indications Edelen should be winning the race by a much wider margin when considering he is the former chief of staff for Governor […]

Special Prosecutor Investigating Sullivan University Over Campaign Contributions

The office of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway has named a special prosecutor to investigate Sullivan University for potential violations of Kentucky campaign finance laws after school executives encouraged employees to support his opponent in the general election. Earlier this month, a former admissions officer at Spencerian College in Louisville, which is run by Sullivan […]

P’Pool Touts Two Supporters While Conway Asks for Cash

Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool announced Thursday that former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and former University of Kentucky basketball player Travis Ford will headline a fundraiser for him in October. Grayson served as Kentucky Secretary of State from 2003 to 2011, before taking a position in January as the Director of the […]

Vacant Land Could Pave Way for Food Safety, Says Comer

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner James Comer wants to utilize some of Louisville’s abandoned properties for community gardens to address the lack of fresh produce in low-income areas. The GOP nominee and state representative says it is a challenge to hold the attention of urban voters while running for this office, but this project could […]

Johnson Taps Into National Issues, Obama Unpopularity

Through social networking sites, Republican candidate for secretary of state Bill Johnson frequently shares his views on national issues even if they aren’t pertinent to being Kentucky’s chief election officer. After U.S. stocks tumbled by 633 points Monday, for instance, Johnson quickly went on Twitter and  blamed President Barack Obama for the Dow Jones Industrial […]

Beshear Campaign Bashes Fancy Farm Critics

In a message to supporters, the campaign to re-elect Democratic Governor Steve Beshear slammed his opponents and the media for criticizing the governor’s speech at the Fancy Farm picnic this weekend. During this year’s political event, Beshear attempted to bypass the heated rhetoric and heckling that is customary at the gathering by discussing his recent […]

WFPL Does Fancy Farm

Our reporting team is headed to Graves County, Kentucky for the 131st annual Fancy Farm picnic, which is the epicenter of state politics and the official kick-off to the fall campaign. The two dozens speakers have all confirmed for Saturday’s event, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who will […]

Ag Commissioner Candidate Proposes Regional Offices

Democratic candidate for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Farmer is proposing four new regional offices to be placed throughout the state in order to provide better resources to residents and bring services closer to local farmers. “It just makes sense to have regional offices that specialize in those commodities in those regions and really be […]

Galbraith Campaign Manager Resigns

The campaign manager for independent gubernatorial Gatewood Galbraith has resigned. Blogger and political activist Ralph Long announced Friday he is leaving the campaign to pursue other interests, but he remains a supporter of the perennial candidate and running mate Dea Riley. “I may work in other political campaigns at some future date but there are […]