Gubernatorial Debate Offers Few Surprises

For the first time, Kentucky voters had a direct comparison between the three candidates vying for governor when incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith shared a debate stage. There were few surprises in the hour-long forum, but the candidates took several jabs at one another while defending their platforms. State […]

Police Chief’s Son Charged with Felonies, Gubernatorial Candidates to Debate Tonight, JCPS Will Appeal Neighborhood School Ruling, Ferry Service Ends: Afternoon Review

The son of Louisville Police Chief Robert White is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation with his wife. For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. The Jefferson County Board of Education will appeal an appellate court ruling that […]

Gubernatorial Debate Tonight at 7 pm

For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith last appeared together in early August at the Fancy Farm picnic. Beshear has drawn criticism for refusing to attend debates and forums with his opponents. And […]

Remembering Steve Jobs, Conversation with David Williams: Specials Tonight on WFPL

Here’s our plan for this evening: At 7pm, we’ll air a NPR News Special about the life and career of Steve Jobs. NPR’s David Greene will host the look back at the life and legacy of the industry titan. Here’s the official NPR obit, which aired during Morning Edition. Tonight at 8pm, We’ll repeat our […]

Beshear Widens Lead Over Williams in Latest Poll

In the race for governor of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has widened his already commadning lead over Republican David Williams to a crushing 31 point margin. The SurveyUSA was conducted in late September and shows Beshear with 57 percent to Williams with 26 percent and independent Gatewood Galbraith with 8 percent among likely voters. […]

Galbraith on Education, Mountaintop Removal, Same-Sex Marriage and More

Independent candidate for governor Gatewood Galbraith says he would support lifting Kentucky’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but he won’t campaign on the issue. In an interview with WFPL News, Galbraith said the issue is divisive, and he won’t make it part of his platform. “I don’t even want to know. If people want to […]

GOP Group Attacks Beshear, Who Faces Growing Criticism for No-Show Strategy

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is being criticized by political opponents and the press on the campaign trail this week. The Ohio-based group Restoring America has released three ads in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams with two slamming Beshear for job losses and not taking a position on busing in Jefferson County Public Schools. […]

News Special: Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith

Independent Gatewood Galbraith is a perennial candidate in Kentucky, whose positions on tuition freezes, gun ownership rights, and marijuana legalization have made headlines. In an hour-long call-in special, we’ll talk to him about his platform, what motivates him to keep running for office, and why he thinks he should be the next Governor of the […]

Education Advocates Mixed on Beshear Skipping KET Debate

In the race for governor of Kentucky, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith will square off during a televised debate Monday focusing on education. The forum will air statewide on Kentucky Education Television, but will not include Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, who declined to appear. Education advocates are pleased with the focus on education, […]

KET Debates Begin Tonight

The first of eight special election episodes of Kentucky Tonight will air on KET this evening. All candidates for statewide office this year have agreed to appear live on the show. Monday, the candidates of Agriculture Commissioner will debate. Democrat Bob Farmer and Republican James Comer will appear for one hour starting at 8 pm. […]