by Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

The economy dominated an often contentious gubernatorial debate hosted last night by Kentucky Educational Television.

It was the second time all three candidates appeared together in a forum. Incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear has declined to attend several other debates. As he has previously, the governor repeated that, thanks to his work over the last three years, Kentucky’s economy may pick up quicker than other states.

“Kentucky is starting to come out of this recession and I think because of what we’ve done, is gonna come out a lot faster and a lot better off than most other states,” he said.

The governor touted the economic incentives his administration has offered to businesses that are considering moving to Kentucky. But independent candidate Gatewood Galbraith hasn’t been impressed. [click to continue…]

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Candidates for Governor Debate Tonight on KET

by Gabe Bullard October 31, 2011

For the last time, the candidates for governor of Kentucky will meet for a televised debate today. Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear has taken criticism for not showing up to debates and forums. He’ll appear on Kentucky Tonight with Republican challenger David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith. Galbraith and Williams met last month on KET for […]

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Non-Partisan Group Says Gubernatorial Candidates Lack Courage

by Gabe Bullard October 13, 2011

All three candidates for governor of Kentucky have failed to turn in a survey put out by the non-partisan group Project Vote Smart. The Political Courage Test quizzes candidates on a variety of issues, including abortion, education and taxes. To encourage participation, candidates are not allowed to use the results of the survey in campaign ads. […]

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Gubernatorial Debate Tonight at 7 pm

by Gabe Bullard October 11, 2011

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 […]

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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate David Williams Live on WFPL

by Gabe Bullard October 6, 2011

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is on WFPL this hour for a news special. Williams is talking with WFPL’s Phillip Bailey and Rick Howlett about a variety of topics, and we’re taking your calls. Call (502) 814-8255, e-mail news[at] or find us on Facebook or Twitter to ask a question. Today’s show will air again […]

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

by Gabe Bullard September 29, 2011

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 […]

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Galbraith Campaign Blasts C-J, Herald-Leader Over Coverage

by Gabe Bullard August 30, 2011

In a terse press release, Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith’s communications director Nicole Bartlett criticizes the state’s two major newspapers for ignoring the independent gubernatorial candidate’s campaign. Bartlett says Kentucky news outlets of focusing only on the major party candidates–incumbent Democrat Steve Beshear and Republican state Senate President David Williams. In the release, Bartlett highlights pieces […]

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Construction Begins on Big Four Bridge Re-decking

by Dalton Main July 6, 2011

A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the Big Four Bridge today.  Construction will now begin on re-decking the old railroad bridge across the Ohio River. Congressman John Yarmuth congratulated Governor Beshear, Louisville Mayor Fischer and Jeffersonville Mayor Tom Galligan for their teamwork on getting the project started. “This will be something that will bring us […]

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Beshear Again Selling Surplus Property

by Tony McVeigh June 16, 2011

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is selling surplus state property again. This time it’s a vacant lot in Frankfort. Since taking office in 2007, Gov. Beshear says his administration has generated nearly $7.5 million through surplus real estate sales.  Included in that figure is nearly $79,000 Beshear says the state got for a vacant, two-acre industrial […]

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Board of Elections Certifies Primary Results

by Tony McVeigh June 6, 2011

The vote tallies from Kentucky’s May 17th primary election are now official. The results were certified by the State Board of Elections, meeting in Frankfort. The board’s focus now turns to the November 8th general election. “One of the things that we do in all of our meetings is that we approve reimbursement for the various […]

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