Williams Says He Had “No Idea” About Farmer’s Alleged Misdeeds

Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner. During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio Wednesday, host Matt Jones asked Williams about the abuses of power and resources that were uncovered in a recent audit of Farmer’s time in […]

Richie Farmer’s Attorney Calls Audit “Political and Self-Serving”

An audit of former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s administration has revealed multiple abuses of state resources. The report says the former University of Kentucky basketball star illegally hired friends and family, used department resources for Christmas gifts and made state employees mow his yard and build a basketball court at his home on state […]

Audit Uncovers Richie Farmer’s Rampant Abuse of State Funds, Employees

An audit of Richie Farmer’s two terms as Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner has revealed a toxic culture of entitlement and an extravagant misuse of taxpayer dollars, state employees and time. Current Agriculture Commissioner James Comer requested the audit earlier this year. State Auditor Adam Edelen released his final report today, showing more than a dozen infractions by Farmer and […]

Comer Promises to Sell Farmer’s SUV, Make Other Changes in Agriculture Department

In an interview with CN2 Pure Politics on Wednesday, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner-elect James Comer pledged to sell an expensive SUV that current Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer purchased with taxpayer dollars. The controversies involving Farmer’s use of public funds have been heavily scrutinized since the gubernatorial campaign. Questions have been raised about a conference trip to […]

City Threatens to End Insight Contract, Richie Farmer Hired Girlfriend for State Job, JCPS Will Use More Local Produce, Bowling Green Draws Praise from Obama on Green Measures: Afternoon Review

In case you got a jump start on the weekend, here are some of the stories we’ve covered today. Louisville Metro Government will cancel its contract with Insight Communications if it can’t reach a new deal over how the cable company operates soon. The city has filed the necessary paperwork to end its agreement with […]

Williams’s Wife Featured in Latest Ad

With the gubernatorial election one week away, the campaign for Republican David Williams has released another ad that doesn’t feature the candidate in its final push. In the 30-second spot, former District Court Judge Robyn Williams criticizes Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear for “running a nasty campaign” and tells voters they aren’t being told the truth […]

Williams Missing from Final Ad Push

The campaign for Republican David Williams has released its final ads in the race for Kentucky governor, but the GOP nominee isn’t in either spot. Instead, a 30-second TV commercial entitled “Team” only features Williams’s running mate, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer, touting their jobs plan while trying to connect Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear to President […]

Farmer Frustrated With Coverage of Divorce

Republican lieutenant governor candidate Richie Farmer wants the media to back off and news stories about his divorce to stop because it is a private matter and hurting his children. Farmer, who is the outgoing agriculture commissioner, vented his frustration at the 48th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau country ham breakfast. In April, 37-year-old Rebecca Farmer […]

Williams Releases Campaign Ad

The campaign for Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams began airing its first television ad Tuesday in the general election race. The 30-second spot features the state Senate president talking directly to voters about his father, Lewis Williams, a former Cumberland County clerk and telling them why he’s running for governor. Check it out: The ad […]

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 […]