Frazier Exhibit Focuses On Civil War Loyalty Divisions

An exhibit opening this weekend at the Frazier History Museum focuses on how the Civil War fractured many families and communities in Kentucky. It’s called “My Brother, My Enemy.”Curator of Collections Kelly Williams Wilkerson says Kentucky’s position as a so-called “border state” during the war caused some deep political and personal rifts “There’s lots of […]

Kentucky Joins Effort to Delay Air Pollution Rules

Kentucky and Indiana are among twenty-five states seeking a delay in federal regulations to reduce mercury and other toxic air pollution. The deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency to set standards for mercury and other toxic air pollution is November 16. But twenty-five states have filed a brief in the case asking a judge to […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday, becoming the first living Marine to receive the award in four decades. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama thanked Meyer and other members of his unit for their service in Afghanistan. “You did your duty above and […]

Kentucky Office of Homeland Security Urges Vigilance for 9/11

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is reminding citizens to be particularly vigilant as the country approached and observes the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Over the weekend security has been increased in the New York-area due to a “credible” terror threat, but federal officials have emphasized a great deal […]

Paul Denounces EPA for Coal Miners’ Week

While officials from the Environmental Protection Agency tour eastern Kentucky to asses the effect of coal mining on residents, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., denounced the agency as an “out of control” bureaucracy that is waging a war the industry. For most of this week, WFPL Environment Reporter Erica Peterson has been following EPA officials […]

P’Pool Launches First TV Ad

Hoping to gain traction in his bid to unseat Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway this fall, Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool will begin airing his first campaign television advertisement Tuesday. The 30-second spot made its YouTube debut Monday and stresses the GOP nominee’s faith, support of the coal industry and his work as a […]

Former Kentucky Governor’s Son Dies in Crash

The son of former Kentucky Governor Julian Carroll died Sunday after being injured in a traffic accident in Franklin County. 47-year-old Bradley Carroll was pronounced dead at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, where he was taken after the wreck. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: The crash occurred about 12:15 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 421 near the Versailles […]

Senate Democrats Mulling Over Clark Comparing Obama to Hitler

Democratic leaders in the state Senate have discussed the controversial remarks made by Kentucky lawmaker who compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler on a conspiracy theorist website, but caucus leaders won’t say if any action will be taken. Last week, state Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, called for the president to step down or face […]

Crowd Responds to Fancy Farm Speeches

People travel from all over the state to the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in western Kentucky to watch a certain kind of political theater. Many of those assembled had already formed opinions about the candidates, like the democratic supporter who yelled “War on Work” interrupting republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams during his speech. Most of […]

WFPL Does Fancy Farm

Our reporting team is headed to Graves County, Kentucky for the 131st annual Fancy Farm picnic, which is the epicenter of state politics and the official kick-off to the fall campaign. The two dozens speakers have all confirmed for Saturday’s event, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who will […]