Candidates in last night’s primary election were celebrating and commiserating in hotels, restaurants and campaign headquarters across the state. But the real action was online. Even for a contest with 10 percent turnout, activity on Twitter was feverish at times for followers and users of the #kyelect and #kyelects hashtags. It’s a scientific principle of the news… Continue reading Primary Does Little to Change Twitter Counts for Candidates, Media
It’ll be Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear against Republican Senate President David Williams in the fall. Beshear had no primary opposition, but he roused a crowd of several hundred at a rally in Frankfort with a litany of his accomplishments in his first three and a half years in office. Beshear told the crowd he… Continue reading Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams
The Republican nominee for the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office has already begun his general election campaign. Bill Johnson narrowly defeated Hilda Legg to win the nomination, and he says his Tea Party endorsement and appeal to mainstream Republicans will make him a formidable opponent against Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes. In his victory speech,… Continue reading Johnson Declares Victory
Forecastle Founder JK McKnight has announced the headliners for this summer’s Halfway to Forecastle Festival. WFPL’s Dalton Main talked with him about the future of the event.
The three Republican candidates for Governor of Kentucky have shown varying degrees of support for the coal mining technique commonly called mountaintop removal. Businessman Phil Moffett calls the procedure ‘mountaintop development,’ and says it creates flat land that can be used for commercial purposes. State Senate President David Williams says he will stand up to… Continue reading Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Mountaintop Removal
Governor Beshear is flying around the state, trying to drum up support for his plan to balance Medicaid within the Medicaid budget. The Republican-controlled Senate wants across-the-board cuts to state agencies. Senate President David Williams says the governor should return home and debate him on Kentucky Educational Televsion.
The verbal jousting between Williams and Beshear is likely a preview of this year’s governor’s race. Beshear is seeking a second term and Williams wants his job.
The Associated Press reports that Galbraith says the practice has caused “unsurpassed environmental damage damage” in Appalachia and that it should not be allowed.
Galbraith is the only candidate for governor to speak out against mountaintop removal.
Holsclaw is targeting legislation that allows optometrists to perform some procedures currently only performed by ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors. She says the speed in which the bill passed the legislature raises concerns. She’s not alleging any wrongdoing, but she does plan to ask state and federal officials to investigate the measure and how it passed.
The poll places Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and her running mate Bill Vermillion in second place with 10%. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and his running mate, state Representative Mike Harmon, trail with 9%.