Orchestra Update, Boehner Speech, Smart Meters, and David Williams Ads: Afternoon Review

In case you’ve eaten nothing but candy all day and haven’t been able to pay attention to the news, here’s a look at some of the things we’ve been covering today.

Today is the deadline for Louisville Orchestra musicians to return to work. The orchestra board says it will begin replacing the players if they do not sign on by the end of the day. Meanwhile, musicians have launched a protest of sorts outside Louisville Orchestra offices at management’s plan to hire permanent replacement workers.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Oh. spoke in Louisville today, emphasizing the need for leaders in Washington to work together without compromising core principles.

Several Kentucky electricity co-ops will begin using a new technology called “smart meters” soon. The devices send energy data to power companies—so there’s no need for someone to travel to read the meter.

And 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.

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 […]

Analysis Shows Williams Heading Towards ‘Historic Loss’ in Kentucky

A review of past Kentucky elections shows Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is headed towards one of the worst defeats since the Reconstruction era in 1870, according to Smart Politics. With Williams trailing Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear by 31-points in the polls two weeks before Election Day, national observers are paying attention to what could […]

Williams Attacks Abramson in New Ad

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams released a new campaign ad Tuesday that criticizes former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, who is the running mate of Democratic Governor Steve Beshear in the fall election. The 30-second spot features the two men from previous Williams commercials talking about controversies from Abramson’s tenure as mayor and his positions on […]

Grayson Predicts Blowout in Governor’s Race

Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicts fellow Republican David Williams will lose the Kentucky 2011 gubernatorial race by a landslide. Polls show Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear with a commanding 31-point lead over Williams, who has optimistically predicted a comeback despite political observers declaring the race all but over. Grayson stepped down as secretary of […]

Adams: Ditch Williams Message Not Personal

A prominent Tea Party leader who called on the Republican Party of Kentucky to ditch gubernatorial nominee David Williams says the recommendation wasn’t personal, but Williams’s inner circle is spotlighting some disparaging comments he made about the GOP nominee. Kentucky Knows Best Executive Director David Adams is the former campaign manager for Republican Phil Moffett, […]

Williams Challenges Beshear, Dismisses Poll Numbers And Tea Party Critics

In the race for governor of Kentucky, Republican David Williams challenged Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear Thursday to defend his tenure in office and present voters with an agenda. Williams appeared on WFPL Thursday to discuss his jobs plan, tax reforms and criticisms of Jefferson County Public Schools, which is entangled in litigation over its controversial […]

News Special: David Williams [Audio]

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams joined Phillip Bailey and Rick Howlett Thursday afternoon for an hour-long WFPL News Special. Senator Williams answered questions about his jobs plan, his views on collective bargaining, the Ohio River Bridges Project, coal, and the JCPS student assignment plan. You can hear the interview in its entirety here: Previously, independent […]

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. […]

Williams Praises Ruling Against JCPS Student Assignment Plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams is praising a court decision that could possibly dismantle the controversial student-assignment plan for Jefferson County Public Schools. On Friday, the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled students have the right to enroll and attend the school nearest to their home, effectively allowing neighborhood schools in the district. Earlier this year, […]