Election 2008
4:51 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Kentucky Coal Remains Political Orphan

Louisville, KY – Both Democratic presidential candidates have offered their opinions on one of Kentucky's abundant resources: coal. Both champion clean coal. But, as Kentucky Public Radio's Kristin Espeland reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville, there may not be much to champion, yet.

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Election 2008
4:48 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Arts Make Debut in Presidential Politics

Louisville, KY – A waning economy, the war in Iraq and health care have been big issues in this year's presidential primary campaigns. Policies on the arts also have made their way into some candidates' platforms. This development is part of a concerted national effort. Kentucky Public Radio's Elizabeth Kramer reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story at WEKU

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Election 2008
3:24 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Michelle Obama Stumps In Kentucky

Lexington, KY – Michelle Obama made campaign stops in several Kentucky towns the night before the state's primary election. Her husband, presidential candidate Barack Obama, campaigned little in Kentucky, choosing instead to concentrate on winning in Oregon, which also votes on Tuesday.

During a rally last night at her husband's Lexington campaign office, Michelle Obama told some 250 volunteers they could make history in a matter of hours.

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Election 2008
11:46 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Hillary and Bill Rally Supporters In Lexington

Lexington, KY – On the eve of Kentucky's primary, Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband jointly made their case why she should be the one to face Republican John McCain in the general election.

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Local/Regional News
8:48 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Council Seats Up For Grabs

Lexington, KY – Lexingtonians head to the polls Tuesday where they weigh in on national, state and local races including several district council seats. Bryan Bartlett has more.

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Election 2008
4:34 am
Mon May 19, 2008

HOF Journalist Ken Kurtz Weighs In On Dem. U-S Senate Primary

Lexington, KY – Democrats will choose a candidate to oppose Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. WUKY Political Analyst Ken Kurtz chats with Alan Lytle about one of the nastiest races in recent memory.

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Local/Regional News
3:34 am
Mon May 19, 2008

US Senate Primary Often Dirty for Kentucky Dems

Louisville, KY – This Tuesday, Kentucky Democrats will have seven candidates from which to chose as their nominee for the US Senate seat held by Republican Mitch McConnell. The primary campaign has sometimes gone negative, especially between the two front runners. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard reports from partner station WFPL in Louisville.

Full story at WEKU

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Local/Regional News
3:32 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Hillary Clinton comes to WKU; hopes to score big win Tuesday

Bowling Green, KY – Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton fired up a crowd at Western Kentucky University Sunday afternoon. The former First Lady spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally, one of several appearances Clinton made in the Commonwealth over the past few days. The New York Senator is hoping a big win in Kentucky's primary will boost her battle against Barack Obama. Lisa Autry reports.

Full story at WKYU

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Local/Regional News
3:06 am
Mon May 19, 2008

WKU prof says Obama using new political ad mediums

Bowling Green, KY – This year's presidential contest is seeing a big use in social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. WKU Communications professor Jennifer Lewis says Barack Obama is using these sites much more effectively than other candidates. She spoke to Lisa Autry about new trends in political advertising.

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Election 2008
1:25 am
Mon May 19, 2008

Voter Turnout Expected To Be Heavy In Fayette County

Lexington, KY – The Fayette County Clerk expects heavy voter turnout as Kentuckians head to the polls Tuesday. But as Kathleen Adams reports, even though last-minute glitches aren't anticipated, voters can shorten the process by being prepared,

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