Harmon Files Concealed Carry Bill

Former Republican lieutenant governor candidate and state Rep. Mike Harmon, R-Danville, has filed a bill allowing Kentucky residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The legislation would make the unlicensed carrying of a hidden deadly weapon legal and prohibit employers from having no-firearms policies that apply to buildings or parking areas. It also forbids […]

Barr Blasts House Redistricting Plan

Republican congressional candidate Andy Barr is criticizing Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, over the a redistricting plan that passed the lower chamber Tuesday. The GOP challenger is running against U.S. Ben Chandler, D-Ky., in a rematch from 2010, where the Lexington attorney lost by razor-thin margin of less than 700 votes. Barr says the […]

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Dies

Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith, a perennial candidate in Kentucky politics for decades died late yesterday. Galbraith was 64. His death was made public on Facebook by his former running mate Dea Riley. The cause of death has not yet been released, but LEX 18 is reporting the Fayette County coroner said Galbraith had been dealing […]

Abramoff to Lead Ethics Session for State Lawmakers

Former Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff  will be a featured speaker at an ethics session for state lawmakers at the beginning of the 2012 General Assembly. The Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission invited Abramoff to lead a 90-minute session scheduled for January 4 on how his corrupt actions led to his rise in Washington and eventual imprisonment. […]

Undercover Report Finds Widespread Illegal Gun Sales Online in Kentucky

After launching an online undercover investigation, Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a report Thursday showing extensive illegal gun sales across the country with an alarming number coming from Kentucky sellers. The bi-partisan gun control group includes Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer as a member and they are urging websites that allow gun advertisements to take steps […]

State Health Officials Preparing for World AIDS Day

The Kentucky Department for Public Health is working to promote World AIDS Day on December 1 and unite people across the commonwealth in the fight against HIV. The theme for this year’s observance is “Getting to Zero” with a push to get to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths. Despite […]

State Fire Marshal Warns About Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires

Kentucky State Fire Marshal William Swope is warning residents about leaving food unattended while cooking over the holidays. The National Fire Protection Association lists Thanksgiving as one of the leading days for home cooking fires. State officials are specifically discouraging the use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers that immerse the turkey in hot oil, which […]

LRC Releases Booklet Outlining 2012 General Assembly Issues

Coal ash, tourism and estate taxes are among the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission top issues for next year’s General Assembly session. The LRC released its annual booklet of issues confronting state lawmakers for the upcoming 2012 session. The compendium is compiled by the commission’s staff and discusses both sides of different issues from unemployment insurance […]

Romney Appearing in Kentucky for Fundraiser

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to vist in Kentucky on November 17 to attend a fundraiser hosted by an influential businessman who is known as the “face of coal” in the commonwealth. The big-ticket event will be the former governor of Massachusetts’ first stop in the commonwealth during his 2012 bid for the […]

Giuliani Making Louisville Appearance to Campaign for P’Pool

The campaign for Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool announced Thursday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be in Louisville to back the GOP challenger. Giuliani will join the Hopkins County Attorney at a rally on October 26 that will include supporters and public safety officials. P’Pool says the former Republican presidential […]