Kentucky Politics http://wuky.org en Pitino, Pelphrey, Sought Mercy For Farmer http://wuky.org/post/pitino-pelphrey-sought-mercy-farmer <p>Unsealed court records reveal several people in Richie Farmer's past tried to intervene on his behalf. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:42:26 +0000 Associated Press 47316 at http://wuky.org Pitino, Pelphrey, Sought Mercy For Farmer Veteran Journalist Says Fancy Farm Necessary Crucible For Senate Candidates http://wuky.org/post/veteran-journalist-says-fancy-farm-necessary-crucible-senate-candidates <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you are a political junkie or you just like to feast on mouth watering Western Kentucky barbecue there’s really only one place to be this weekend.&nbsp;&nbsp; Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County draws thousands of folks for a fund raiser for Saint Jerome’s Parish and of course features highly partisan stump speeches from politicians across the commonwealth.&nbsp; Al Cross, the director of UK’s Center for Rural Journalism and Community Issues has been making that trek for years.&nbsp; He spoke Friday with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what to expect this year.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 12:40:00 +0000 WUKY Staff 35393 at http://wuky.org Veteran Journalist Says Fancy Farm Necessary Crucible For Senate Candidates Timing Of Special Legislative Session Uncertain http://wuky.org/post/timing-special-legislative-session-uncertain <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The timing of a special legislative session in Kentucky remains uncertain, though Gov. Steve Beshear and top lawmakers have been tossing around potential dates.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Beshear wants lawmakers back in Frankfort to resolve the lingering issue of legislative redistricting, a politically divisive issue that tends to overshadow all other matters when it comes up for consideration every 10 years.</span></p> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 17:22:43 +0000 Associated Press 32417 at http://wuky.org Timing Of Special Legislative Session Uncertain Conway Says He's Taking A Serious Look At Gubernatorial Run http://wuky.org/post/conway-says-hes-taking-serious-look-gubernatorial-run <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- One of Kentucky's most recognizable political figures is letting a bevy of would-be candidates know they may have to get past him if they want to be the state's next governor.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway told The Associated Press he's taking "a very, very serious look" at running in the 2015 election, a move that could ward off some potential challengers for his party's nomination to replace Gov. Steve Beshear.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:13:30 +0000 Associated Press 25921 at http://wuky.org Conway Says He's Taking A Serious Look At Gubernatorial Run Kentucky Republicans Rip Democrats For Skipping Fancy Farm http://wuky.org/post/kentucky-republicans-rip-democrats-skipping-fancy-farm <p><font size="2">FANCY FARM, Ky.&nbsp; - The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year&#39;s Fancy Farm Picnic.&nbsp; Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.</font> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 02:46:48 +0000 Kenny Colston, Kentucky Public Radio 18506 at http://wuky.org Kentucky Republicans Rip Democrats For Skipping Fancy Farm