Kentucky Politics

Crit Luallen is Kentucky's 56th lieutenant governor after a private swearing-in ceremony at the home of a retired Kentucky chief justice.

Rand Paul still has a problem if he insists on running for U-S Senate and President in 2016.

Kurtz Says Classy Fancy Farm May Be Too Much To Ask

Aug 2, 2014

Hall of Fame Journalist Ken Kurtz talks with Alan Lytle about what we should all listen for at today's Fancy Farm Picnic.

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Unsealed court records reveal several people in Richie Farmer's past tried to intervene on his behalf.


LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you are a political junkie or you just like to feast on mouth watering Western Kentucky barbecue there’s really only one place to be this weekend.   Saturday's Fancy Farm picnic in Graves County draws thousands of folks for a fund raiser for Saint Jerome’s Parish and of course features highly partisan stump speeches from politicians across the commonwealth.  Al Cross, the director of UK’s Center for Rural Journalism and Community Issues has been making that trek for years.  He spoke Friday with WUKY's Alan Lytle about what to expect this year.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The timing of a special legislative session in Kentucky remains uncertain, though Gov. Steve Beshear and top lawmakers have been tossing around potential dates.

Beshear wants lawmakers back in Frankfort to resolve the lingering issue of legislative redistricting, a politically divisive issue that tends to overshadow all other matters when it comes up for consideration every 10 years.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- One of Kentucky's most recognizable political figures is letting a bevy of would-be candidates know they may have to get past him if they want to be the state's next governor.

Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway told The Associated Press he's taking "a very, very serious look" at running in the 2015 election, a move that could ward off some potential challengers for his party's nomination to replace Gov. Steve Beshear.

FANCY FARM, Ky.  - The absence of many Democrats gave Republicans plenty of fodder at this year's Fancy Farm Picnic.  Republicans from U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell down to local legislative candidates took shots at state Democrats and President Barack Obama throughout the event.