Local/Regional News

Dairy Farmers In Kentucky Struggle With Shifting Market

May 23, 2018
AP Photo/Patti Longmire

Nearly 20 farmers in Kentucky have been told that their milk procurement contracts with Dean Foods are expiring this summer.

AP Photo/Adam Beam

The campaign manager for Sixth District Democratic primary winner Amy McGrath says her decisive showing at the ballot box Tuesday shows there's a continuing hunger for non-traditional candidates who sidestep the standard political channels.

Teachers Show Strength In Kentucky Primary Elections

May 23, 2018
AP Photo/Wade Payne

Teachers in Kentucky could soon be taking politicians to school. Following weeks of protests at the state Capitol, Republican voters in central Kentucky ousted House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell on Tuesday in favor of Travis Brenda, a high school math teacher who has never run for public office.

Samantha Lederman / WUKY

Political newcomer Amy McGrath is Kentucky Democrats’ choice to challenge three-term Republican incumbent Andy Barr in the fall. Buoyed by the rural vote, the 42-year-old former fighter combat pilot upset Lexington Mayor Jim Gray in the party's 6th District primary.

Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington voters will choose between Linda Gorton, a former vice mayor, and Ronnie Bastin, a former police chief, in the November general election for mayor.

Incumbent Andy Barr Cruises To Primary Victory

May 22, 2018

Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr has easily won the GOP nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District ahead of what's likely to be an intense re-election campaign in November.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

Former military fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Democratic nomination in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District, setting up a tough fall campaign against a Republican incumbent.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington primary voters had encountered few problems at the polls as of noon Tuesday, though reports just over a dozen vote-buying or bribery complaints have been lodged across the state.

The Polls Are Open

May 22, 2018

The polls are now open in Kentucky and will remain open until 6:00 tonight. Voters in line by 6:00 will be able to cast ballots.

AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley/Adam Beam

The 6th District Democratic primary took a negative turn on Friday, just days before voters descend on the polls to choose from a crowded roster of would-be challengers for Republican incumbent Andy Barr.