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Republican Harmon Files For Ky. Auditor

Jan 23, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

Kentucky state Rep. Mike Harmon has filed to run for state auditor.  The Danville Republican turned in his papers to the Secretary of State’s office at the state capitol Friday morning.

Senate President Says Lawmaker Not Immune From DUI Charges

Jan 23, 2015
Legislative Research Commission

Senator Brandon Smith of Hazard is facing DUI charges stemming from a Jan. 6 arrest on the first day of the 2015 legislative session.  But according to Senate President Robert Stivers he should not be immune from those charges just because the legislature is in session.

GOP Candidates Mostly Agree At Gubernatorial Forum

Jan 23, 2015

Kentucky's Republican candidates for governor found little to disagree with during their first joint appearance of the 2015 election cycle.

Runaway Teen Tearfully Pleads Not Guilty

Jan 23, 2015

One of two teenage sweethearts who are suspected in a multi-state crime spree of stolen vehicles and pilfered checks has returned to Kentucky to face several charges including statutory rape.

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Louisville businessman Neville Blakemore has filed to run for state treasurer as a Democrat.  Blakemore is the chairman of Great Northern Building Products, which sells construction equipment. He has raised more than $200,000 for the May 19 Democratic primary.

Comer Files For Kentucky Governor

Jan 22, 2015

Republican James Comer has officially filed to run for governor.  The first-term agriculture commissioner has been raising money since September along with running mate state Sen. Chris McDaniel from northern Kentucky.   But Thursday marked the official start of his 2015 campaign.

Wendell Ford Remembered

Jan 22, 2015
University of Kentucky Libraries

Condolences are pouring for one of the giants of Kentucky politics who passed away Thursday morning.

A statewide readiness test has found that half of kindergarten students began class in the fall without having basic skills to help them succeed.  The results released Wednesday were similar to last year's findings.

Graduation Rate In Ky. Higher Than National Average

Jan 22, 2015

The Kentucky Department of Education says the latest figures on statewide graduation rates are in, and Kentucky's rate is higher than the national mark.  The National Center for Education Statistics figures show Kentucky's graduation rate in the 2012-13 school year was 86 percent. The state Department of Education says only nine states have a higher rate and six are tied with Kentucky.  The national rate is 81 percent.

University of Kentucky Libraries

Former Kentucky Governor and U-S Senator Wendell Ford has died at the age of 90.  His family says Mr. Ford, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer, passed away in his hometown of Owensboro. 

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