The three Republican candidates for Governor of Kentucky have shown varying degrees of support for the coal mining technique commonly called mountaintop removal. Businessman Phil Moffett calls the procedure ‘mountaintop development,’ and says it creates flat land that can be used for commercial purposes. State Senate President David Williams says he will stand up to… Continue reading Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Discuss Mountaintop Removal
Optometrists have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on lobbying and supporting candidates. The bill allows them to perform certain surgeries currently only done by ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors. Holsclaw says she doesn’t have evidence any laws were broken, but wants state or federal officials to look into the matter.
Holsclaw is targeting legislation that allows optometrists to perform some procedures currently only performed by ophthalmologists, who are medical doctors. She says the speed in which the bill passed the legislature raises concerns. She’s not alleging any wrongdoing, but she does plan to ask state and federal officials to investigate the measure and how it passed.
The poll places Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw and her running mate Bill Vermillion in second place with 10%. Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and his running mate, state Representative Mike Harmon, trail with 9%.
The filing deadline for public office in Kentucky has officially passed, confirming the lineup for this year’s statewide races. The primary is May 17th. Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh looks at the candidates who qualified on time, and some who didn’t.
Governor Steve Beshear escaped without Democratic primary opposition, but three Republicans want his job – Senate President David Williams, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw.
Holsclaw’s running mate is retired naval officer Bill Vermillion of Caneyville. Also running for the Republican nomination are slates headed Senate President David Williams and Louisville businessman Phil Moffett. Gov. Beshear is seeking re-election as a Democrat.
Holsclaw has been mulling a bid for some time. She says she would stand a good chance in the GOP primary against both businessman Phil Moffett and Senate President David Williams, and she hasn’t given much thought to the general election.