KFB Questionnaire Sparks Fresh Attacks in Ag Commissioner Race

The Kentucky Farm Bureau released the results of a survey on Tuesday that was sent to measure the views of candidates vying for agriculture commissioner, but one has failed to respond on time and has asked for an extension. The survey includes dozens of questions about department budget cuts, animal regulations and crop inspections, among […]

Ethics Panel Fines Hall, Dismisses Complaint Against Comer

In separate rulings today, the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission issued a reprimand against one state lawmaker and dismissed a complaint filed against another. State Representative Keith Hall of Phelps was reprimanded and fined $2,000 for an ethics code violation. The commission found that Hall voted for a state budget in 2005 that contained money to […]

Courier-Journal Endorses Comer for Agriculture Commissioner

The Louisville Courier-Journal endorsed Republican James Comer over Democrat Bob Farmer for Kentucky agriculture commissioner on Sunday, calling the Tompkinsville state representative the “clear and easy choice” in the race. In a previous interview, Comer stressed using vacant properties for urban food safety initiatives, which is among his many other ideas to improve the department’s […]

Vacant Land Could Pave Way for Food Safety, Says Comer

Republican candidate for agriculture commissioner James Comer wants to utilize some of Louisvilleā€™s abandoned properties for community gardens to address the lack of fresh produce in low-income areas. The GOP nominee and state representative says it is a challenge to hold the attention of urban voters while running for this office, but this project could […]