Elections

Election 2008
3:16 am
Thu October 16, 2008

Kentucky Reaches New Voter Registration High

Frankfort, KY – Kentucky's new voter registration numbers are out, and they're record-setting.

Four years ago, there were nearly 2.8 million registered voters in Kentucky. That rose to more than 2.8 million for the May primary.

But even that number has now been eclipsed, said Les Fugate, of the Secretary of State's office.

"We have a record number of registered voters who will be able to participate in this fall's election, with 2.9 million voters," said Fugate.

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Election 2008
3:44 am
Tue October 14, 2008

Kentucky to Get New Voting Machines

Louisville, KY – Voters in 34 Kentucky counties will cast ballots using a digital scanning device, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.

Secretary of State Spokesperson Les Fugate says some counties asked for the new devices amid voter concerns about problems that occurred in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

There have never been any major issues with the old machines in Kentucky.

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Election 2008
2:44 am
Tue October 14, 2008

KY-6: Defense Attorney Challenging Incumbent

Lexington, KY – Jon Larson is a well-known Lexington defense attorney running as the Republican for the Kentucky 6th Congressional District seat. He describes himself as someone who represents the interests of poor people, the handicapped, immigrants, and prisoners.

Larson is challenging incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler.

Full story and audio at WEKU

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Election 2008
11:01 am
Tue October 7, 2008

Belmont University in Spotlight as Candidates Ready for Debate

Nashville, TN – Belmont University in Nashville is basking in the spotlight as the site of the second presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry went to Belmont and spoke with administrators and students to learn about the intense preparation that has gone into the event.

Full story from WKYU

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Election 2008
12:32 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Al Cross Weighs In On VP Debate And Lunsford/McConnell Battle

Lexington, KY – We sit down with Al Cross, Director of UK's Center for Rural Journalism And Community Issues to discuss last week's Vice Presidential debate as well as the tightening U-S Senate race in Kentucky.

Election 2008
8:51 am
Fri September 26, 2008

Political Commentator Blasts The Bailout

Lexington, KY – Ken Kurtz is a former news director at WLEX and WKYT TV in Lexington, and a member of the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. He says President Bush's 700 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street is a bad idea.

Election 2008
3:34 am
Wed September 24, 2008

KY-2: Guthrie's Company Threatens to Sue Over DCCC Ad

Bowling Green, KY – A Louisville TV station has pulled an ad by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attacking the business that employs Republican candidate Brett Guthrie. A lawyer representing the company has threatened to sue over the ad, saying it is "demonstrably false." Kevin Willis reports.

Full story at WKYU

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Election 2008
10:59 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Candidates Debate in Tight KY-2 Race

Lexington, KY – The candidates for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District seat are willing to go against the wishes of party leadership. Warren County Republican Brett Guthrie of Bowling Green and Daviess County Democrat David Boswell debated Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television.

To view the KET debate for KY-2 candidates, click here

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Election 2008
3:48 am
Fri September 19, 2008

KY-2: Candidates to Debate on Kentucky Educational Television

Bowling Green, KY – The two candidates running for Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District will appear Monday night on Kentucky Educational Television in Lexington for a live debate.

Owensboro Democrat David Boswell will face Bowling Green Republican Brett Guthrie. The two are competing to replace retiring Congressman Ron Lewis.

Full story at WKYU

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Election 2008
12:45 am
Tue September 16, 2008

KY-5: Independent Challenges "Champion" of the Earmarks

Richmond, KY – Southeast Kentucky's 5th Congressional District was the focus last night when KET conducted its first candidate forum of the fall election season.

Incumbent Republican Hal Rogers refused to participate, but his opponent accepted the invitation. Independent candidate Jim Holbert was quizzed by KET Host Bill Goodman, WEKU's Charles Compton and Russ Cassady of the Appalachian News Express.

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