Hubbard Says 2012 State Senate Bid Will Be His Last

Former Kentucky Congressman Carroll Hubbard says he will run for public office for the last time next year. Hubbard, a Democrat, has notified the Kentucky Board of Elections that he will run for the state Senate seat now held by Republican Ken Winters of Murray. Hubbard tells the Murray Ledger and Times that, at age… Continue reading Hubbard Says 2012 State Senate Bid Will Be His Last

Medicaid Funding Bill Clears House

Gov. Steve Beshear’s plan for balancing the state’s Medicaid budget has taken a giant step forward in the Kentucky General Assembly. The House voted 80-19 to move 166-million dollars from the second year of the Medicaid budget, to the current year, to cover a large deficit. All 19 opponents, including Rep. Stan Lee of Lexington,… Continue reading Medicaid Funding Bill Clears House

Some Kentucky Senators Have Primary Opponents

By Tony McVeigh, Kentucky Public Radio Kentucky’s U-S Senate race is the main attraction in today’s primary election, but several state Senate seats are also being fought over. Half of the Senate’s 38 seats are up for grabs this year, but only nine Senate districts have primary battles. Senate President David Williams of Burkesville has… Continue reading Some Kentucky Senators Have Primary Opponents

Transparency Bill Clears Senate Panel

(Thanks to Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond) The full Kentucky Senate will consider legislation that would require that most state government spending information and other financial data be posted online. The measure, approved Wednesday by a Senate committee, was sparked by recent scandals involving the Kentucky Assocation of Counties and the Kentucky League of… Continue reading Transparency Bill Clears Senate Panel

Sen. Kelly Appointed To Judicial Post

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh As expected, former Kentucky Sen. Dan Kelly of Springfield has been chosen to fill a vacant circuit judgeship that serves Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.     It was no surprise Friday when former Senate Majority Leader Dan Kelly’s name was one of three recommended by a judicial nominating commission… Continue reading Sen. Kelly Appointed To Judicial Post

Webb Wins Special Kentucky Senate Election

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Republicans are reacting to Democratic Rep. Robin Webb’s victory Tuesday in the race for a northeast Kentucky senate seat formerly in Republican control. Senator Damon Thayer of Georgetown says Republicans remain united and strong. “We still are in the majority in the state Senate. We still control the committee… Continue reading Webb Wins Special Kentucky Senate Election

Special Election Tuesday For Kentucky Senate Seat

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh   Voting begins early Tuesday in a special election in a northeast Kentucky senatorial district.    This is a key battle in the ongoing fight for control of the state Senate.  With the departure of forr Senate budget chairman Charlie Borders, whom Gov. Beshear appointed to the Public Service Commission,… Continue reading Special Election Tuesday For Kentucky Senate Seat