Eggners Ferry Bridge To Be Repaired By Memorial Day, Says Beshear

Using the same contractor that repaired I-64 Sherman Minton Bridge in Louisville, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Thursday the award of an emergency agreement to repair and reopen the damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake by Memorial Day weekend. From the governor’s office: The contract, with a low bid of $7 million, was awarded by […]

Anti-Toll Advocate Running for State Senate

Louisville Democrat Shawn Reilly has announced his intention to run for the Kentucky state Senate next year to fill the vacancy left by retiring state Sen. Tim Shaughnessy. The 29-year-old liberal Democrat is a financial adviser who has been involved in several local political groups and campaigns such as the anti-Iraq War movement. But Reilly […]

Kentucky FOP Endorses Williams

The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Republican state Senate President David Williams in the race for governor. The union represents more than 9,300 law enforcement officers across the state and their nod is coveted among political candidates. Earlier this week, the state FOP endorsed Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool over Democratic Attorney […]

Thayer Proud of Ark Encounter

After being criticized in a New York Times editorial for crossing the church-state divide, the controversial Ark Encounter has a supporter in state Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who is proud the park is being built in his district. The creationist theme park has been a divisive initiative championed by Governor Steve Beshear, who says it […]

Beshear Rolls Out GOP Endorsements

Calling them prominent Republicans from across the commonwealth, Democratic Governor Steve Beshear released a list of 70 GOP supporters who are endorsing his re-election campaign. Notable names include Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, former Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence and Louisville Metro Councilman Jon Ackerson, R-18,  who is a former chair the Jefferson County Republican Party. “As […]

Williams Calls Beshear a Failure

Days after winning the Republican nomination for governor of Kentucky, state Senate President David Williams has launched a new YouTube video that says Governor Steve Beshear has failed to deliver on major issues. Entitled “No Results”, the attack ad is just over two minutes and outlines a number of issues where Williams says Beshear hasn’t […]

Republican Governors Association Quick to Support Williams

Praising Republican gubernatorial candidate David Williams, the Republican Governors Association issued a statement Tuesday in support of the GOP nominee that blasted Democratic Governor Steve Beshear and President Barack Obama. Williams beat Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw in the May 17 primary with 48 percent of the vote, but lost […]

Democratic Party Spent $85,000 For Beshear’s Plane Use

A report in the Lexington Herald-Leader reveals Governor Steve Beshear used a state plane to take his family to the 2011 NCAA Final Four basketball tournament in Houston. The Kentucky Democratic Party reimbursed the state $6,105 for the flight and has spent almost $85,000 to cover the cost of similar flights since the governor took […]

Walker Launches TV Ads

After giving her campaign a personal loan, Kentucky Secretary of State Elaine Walker was able to launch a television advertisement in her Democratic primary contest against challenger Allison Lundergran Grimes. This is a bit of a surprise considering Walker initially said she wasn’t going to go beyond direct mailers and robocalls, but the former mayor […]

Beshear Defends Kelly Appointment

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is defending his appointment of former Senate Majority Leader Dan Kelly to a circuit judgeship. The judgeship for Dan Kelly is the second time in three months Beshear, a Democrat, has chosen a Senate Republican for a key appointment. In July, Beshear put former Sen. […]