P’Pool Raises $100,000 at Fundraising Event

Facing no opposition in the primary, Republican candidate for attorney general Todd P’Pool raised more than $100,000 during a campaign fundraiser in Madisonville last Thursday. Since announcing his candidacy, P’Pool, who serves as the Hopkins County Attorney, has caught the attention of political observers for his successful fundraising efforts thus far. Compared to incumbent Attorney General […]

Low Turnout Could Benefit Moffett, Holsclaw in GOP Primary

A closer examination of the SurveyUSA poll released in April provides a glimmer of hope for the two Republican gubernatorial candidates trailing behind state Senate President David Williams in the primary. The survey gives Williams a commanding 35-point lead over Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett, however, it quadrupled turnout when […]

Updated: Chandler Opposes Clean Water Act Expansion

Joining over a hundred members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., has signed a letter against the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to expand their jurisdiction over U.S. waters. Drafted by Congressman Bob Gibbs, R-Oh., the letter is in response to a “Clean Water Protection Guidance”, a draft by the EPA and the Army Corps […]

Ohio Governor Joins Beshear Against Prescription Drug Abuse

by Dan Conti, Kentucky Public Radio Ohio Governor John Kasich says he’ll be meeting with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday to talk about ways the two states can join forces to fight prescription drug abuse. “We’re going to work with the governor of Kentucky, the governor of West Virginia (and) I’ve already talked to […]

Beshear Raised $1.2 Million in First Quarter

A few days after poll numbers put him ahead of all Republican challengers, Kentucky Gov. Steve  Beshear’s campaign submitted its financial report Monday that shows it has raised $1.2 million during the quarter. The latest figures put the total raised by Beshear, a Democrat, at $4.8 million, which is far ahead of any other gubernatorial […]

Commission on Women Marks Pay Equity Day

Joining a national effort, the Kentucky Commission on Women is raising awareness about the gender wage gap to mark Pay Equity Day. Census statistics indicate that full-time working women earn 77 cents on the dollar of what their male counterparts earn. In Kentucky, women earn 74 cents on the dollar and the gap is wider for […]

Candidates for State Auditor, Treasurer Debate

The candidates for state auditor and treasurer talked about their backgrounds and professional records Monday evening during their respective debates on Kentucky Education Television. In the Republican primary race for state auditor, state Rep. Addia Wuchner, R-Burlington, and Lexington businessman John Kemper kept things civil and stuck to their stump speeches, touting their independence as […]

Kentucky Highway Fatalities Drop to 11-year Low

Kentucky highway fatalities declined for the fifth consecutive year and were the lowest since 1999, according to the state’s highway safety office. The death toll was 760 last year, which was 31 fewer fatalities than the previous year. Fatal highway accidents peaked at 985 deaths in 2005. “The good news is that 31 fewer lives […]

Edelen Launches Campaign Website

Running unopposed in the primary, Democratic state auditor candidate Adam Edelen has unveiled his campaign website. From PageOne KY: As Jake points out, one cannot be sure if the Lexington businessman is a real hunter or playing to Kentucky voters with his “common sense” banner. Regardless, Edelen is considered the favorite in the fall general […]