Kentucky Legislative Chambers Hold Moment of Silence for Galbraith

Lexington native and frequent political candidate Gatewood Galbraith never held elected office, despite his multiple attempts at landing jobs in Kentucky’s Capitol. But today, legislators in both chambers took a moment to remember Galbraith, the so-called pernennial candidate to Kentucky’s pernennial problems. Galbraith passed away last night from complications related to emphysema. Both the House […]

Legislative Leaders Want to Ward Off Gridlock, Say 2012 Session Has ‘Potential’

The 2012 Kentucky General Assembly is starting its 60-day budget session with a long list of issues to work out. The highlights are obvious: gambling, the budget, and redrawing congressional districts. But lawmakers must also figure out how to shore up the state’s unemployment insurance and deal with Medicaid managed care problems. And there are […]

Williams Will Remain State Senate President

Despite losing to Democratic Governor Steve Behsear by a whopping 20-point margin in the November 8 general election, Republican state Senate President David Williams will retain his leadership position. According to state Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, the 23-member GOP caucus met late Thursday at its annual retreat to discuss its agenda and leadership, where it […]

Beshear Will Bring Up Gaming in 2012 Session

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says casino gambling will be on the agenda for next year’s legislative session and voters have delivered a clear message for lawmakers to work with him on the issue. The governor was in Louisville Thursday, speaking at the 92nd annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting. Previous efforts to get the proposal through […]

Kentuckians Set to Elect Statewide Officers (AUDIO)

Election Day is Tuesday and Kentuckians are set to elect their statewide officers, including governor, attorney general and secretary of state. The race for governor is being setup as a landslide loss for Republican David Williams that could turn into a shellacking for the entire GOP slate. The state Senate President has trailed Democratic incumbent […]

Williams Unveils Management Policies for State Government

With less than a week until the election for governor of Kentucky, Republican David Williams has released a series of pledges regarding the management of state government, which the GOP nominee says put him in contrast to Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear. Among the assurances is a promise that Williams will not furlough state workers, which […]

UPDATE: Hindu Leader Demands Williams Apologize

A religious leader is calling on Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams to apologize for his recent controversial remarks criticizing Democratic Governor Steve Beshear for participating in a Hindu ceremony. Earlier this week, Williams said Beshear, who is a Christian, committed idolatry and was whorshipping “false gods” for joining community leaders in a ground blessing for […]

Williams: Beshear Worships “False Gods”

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams ratcheted up criticism of Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear for participating in a Hindu religious ceremony, accusing the governor of worshipping “false gods.” The state Senate President slammed Behsear on Tuesday for being involved in “polytheistic situations” during a groundbreaking last week, where he joined community leaders in a Hindu service […]

Williams Slams Beshear for Hindu Ceremony

Speaking to a crowd of supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams criticized Democratic Governor Steve Beshear on Tuesday for participating in a Hindu religious ceremony ground blessing for an Indian-owned company. Last week, Beshear announced Flex Films was building a manufacturing plant in Elizabethtown that would create 250 jobs. He joined other community leaders in […]

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 […]