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Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington voters will choose between Linda Gorton, a former vice mayor, and Ronnie Bastin, a former police chief, in the November general election for mayor.

Incumbent Andy Barr Cruises To Primary Victory

May 22, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has easily won the GOP nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District ahead of what's likely to be an intense re-election campaign in November.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

Former military fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Democratic nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a tough fall campaign against a Republican incumbent.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington primary voters had encountered few problems at the polls as of noon Tuesday, though reports just over a dozen vote-buying or bribery complaints have been lodged across the state.

The Polls Are Open

May 22, 2018

The polls are now open in Kentucky and will remain open until 6:00 tonight. Voters in line by 6:00 will be able to cast ballots.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

The 6th District Democratic primary took a negative turn on Friday, just days before voters descend on the polls to choose from a crowded roster of would-be challengers for Republican incumbent Andy Barr.

Teachers, Battle For Congress Highlight Kentucky Primaries

May 21, 2018
Josh James / WUKY

Kentucky voters are preparing to go to the polls Tuesday for several primary elections that will test the reach of teachers' political power and set the stage for a key Congressional race.

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead.

Kentucky's Haspel Becomes First Woman To Head CIA

May 21, 2018
Associated Press

President Donald Trump is attending the swearing-in of the CIA's first female director. The ceremony for Gina Haspel is taking place Monday morning at agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

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