Conway, Grimes Team Up to Prevent Voter Fraud

Kentucky officials are once again planning to crack down on voter fraud in the May 22 primary. Attorney General Jack Conway and Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced their partnership on the issue Tuesday, giving details of this year’s Election Integrity Task Force. The task force investigates allegations of fraud. Some allegations come from […]

Senate Passes Bill Aimed at Reducing Costs of Uncontested Special Elections

Lawmakers in both chambers have passed a bill aimed at reducing the cost of uncontested special legislative elections. Kentucky House lawmakers passed the measure weeks ago, while it passed the Senate today. The bill was proposed by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes to help cut costs to her office and county clerks. State Senator […]

Grimes Visits Counties Hit By Tornadoes

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is traveling to through counties in eastern Kentucky hit by severe weather to deliver supplies and assist with the relief effort. Grimes is being accompanied by a group that includes the director of the state board of elections and business filings, who are meeting with county clerks and business […]

Bill to Reduce Costs of Uncontested Special Elections Clears Committee

Changes to Kentucky’s special elections procedures could be imminent. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is supporting a bill to reduce the number of polling places for uncontested special elections for legislative seats. Grimes says the change will save money for her office, county clerks and taxpayers. “This means that if an uncontested special election […]

Republicans Follow Through With Lawsuit Over House Redistricting Map

Several Kentucky House Republican shave followed through on their threats to file a legal challenge to new legislative district lines. The Republicans filed the lawsuit and request for an injunction in Franklin County Circuit Court today. And because of the injunction request, they will go before Judge Phillip Sheppard on Monday morning. “We have been […]

New Constitutional Officers Make Their Cases On Beshear’s Proposed Budget Cuts

Kentucky’s newest constitutional officers are fearing the results of the latest proposed budget cuts. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Auditor Adam Edelen and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer all testified before a budget subcommittee today. All three are facing 8.4 percent budget cuts. Grimes and Comer asked the committee to reconsider cuts to their offices to […]

Grimes Names Communications Staff

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her communications staff Monday, appointing Lynn Sowards Zellen to serve as her chief spokeswoman. The Lexington attorney will coordinate office communications, respond to media inquiries and devote attention to legislative initiatives related to the secretary of state’s office. Zellen worked as a business litigation attorney, advocating for […]