Andy Barr

Newly-reelected 6th District Representative and frequent Dodd-Frank Act critic Andy Barr says he wasn’t one of the lawmakers who inserted language loosening bank restrictions in the legislation into the $1.1 trillion dollar spending bill passed last week. But he supports the move.

Josh James / WUKY

U.S. Representative Andy Barr says it’s unlikely the country will see a sequel to October's government shutdown early next year.

Josh James / WUKY

Frustration over the government shutdown is becoming more visible in Lexington as groups mobilize to protest the lack of progress in Washington.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s new Sixth District Congressman, who was sworn in Thursday, says he already knows where much of his attention will be focused.

The Sixth Congressional District Race in Kentucky has been a competitive, contentious and controversial campaign.  Monday night Republican Andy Barr, Democrat Ben Chandler, and Independent Randolph Vance will debate the issues live on KET’s Kentucky Tonight hosted by Bill Goodman.  WUKY will also broadcast this important forum beginning at 8 p.m.  Hear the candidates express their views and answer questions important to voters.  The Sixth District Candidates debate Monday night at 8 on 91.3, WUKY.