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Election 2008
10:35 am
Fri November 7, 2008

Kurtz: Election In KY Proves Bluegrass More Conservative Than Elsewhere

Lexington, KY – Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz offers some post-election analysis as it relates to Kentucky breaking a 44 year old tradition of voting with the winner of the presidential election.

Election 2008
5:02 am
Thu November 6, 2008

McCain Loses Nation, But Wins Kentucky

Richmond, KY – Voters in Kentucky performed Tuesday as expected. They returned Republican Mitch McConnell to the US Senate, while backing the GOP's presidential nominee. WEKU's Charles Compton explores their reasons.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
4:57 am
Thu November 6, 2008

WKU Profs Offer Perspective on Obama's Transition

Bowling Green, KY – President-elect Barack Obama is busy putting together his first cabinet. His chief of staff has reportedly been picked, and names are being floated for the positions of Secretary of State and Treasury. Dan Modlin spoke with WKU Political Science Professors Scott Lasley and Joel Turner, who both provided an historical perspective on presidential transitions.

Full story and audio at WKYU news

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Local/Regional News
3:03 am
Thu November 6, 2008

KY To Have More Federal Dollars To Help Poor Pay For Heat This Winter

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says the federal government had already doubled Kentucky's funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, from 34-million to 68-million dollars. But now, that's been bumped up another nine-percent, to 75-million. "This extra money will enable us to help even more people and will enable us to give even more assistance to eligible families. In essence to keep them warm during the long, cold, dark winter ahead."

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Local/Regional News
3:03 am
Thu November 6, 2008

KY To Have More Federal Dollars To Help Poor Pay For Heat This Winter

Frankfort, KY – Governor Beshear says the federal government had already doubled Kentucky's funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, from 34-million to 68-million dollars. But now, that's been bumped up another nine-percent, to 75-million. "This extra money will enable us to help even more people and will enable us to give even more assistance to eligible families. In essence to keep them warm during the long, cold, dark winter ahead."

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Local/Regional News
5:45 am
Wed November 5, 2008

McConnell To Return To A Different Chamber

Washington, DC – Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell held onto his Senate seat on Tuesday. He is now expected to retain his position as Republican Leader, but his role may look very different. Matt Laslo reports from Washington.

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Election 2008
4:10 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Some Races Still Not Decided

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Election 2008
1:33 am
Wed November 5, 2008

McConnell Wins-Lunsford Comes Up Short Again

Lexington, KY – In his acceptance speech downtown Louisville, McConnell acknowledged how close a race he'd won.


"Winston Churchill once said the most exhilarating feeling in life is to be shot at and missed."


Just five percentage points led McConnell to victory over entrepreneur Bruce Lunsford. In the final days of the campaign, Democrats stepped up efforts to push Lunsford over the top. But Kentucky voters opted to keep the senior senator in Washington.

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Election 2008
12:51 am
Wed November 5, 2008

Kentucky Election Roundup

KY – Kentucky Public Radio's Lisa Autry has this comprehensive roundup of Election 2008.

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Election 2008
12:28 am
Wed November 5, 2008

AG Receives Numerous Voter Complaints

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