Lexington, KY – The campaign of the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Bruce Lunsford, says the actress and human rights activist Ashely Judd has lent her voice to a recorded appeal on behalf of Lunsford and the Kentucky Democratic Party.
The calls are part of the Democratic Get Out The Vote operation.
Judd is scheduled to speak at a Lunsford rally Saturday afternoon in Louisville.
Lunsford is attempting to unseat 4 four-term incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell.
Louisville, KY – Voters and those involved in getting votes counted on Election Day are calling this election a big one. And with its record numbers of registered voters, there's more scrutiny of the voting process. Kentucky Public Radio's Elizabeth Kramer reports from partner station WFPL in Louisville.
Lexington, KY – It would probably be fair to say that politics runs through the veins of 6th Congressional District Congressman Ben Chandler. The grandson of two-time Kentucky Governor Happy Chandler has photographs of his congressional predecessors lining his Lexington office. Chandler is now running for re-election against Republican Jon Larson. WEKU's Stu Johnson sat down with the 49-year-old Chandler to talk about current issues facing our country.
Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky officials said they were "outraged" about an effigy of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama that was found on campus on Wednesday. UK President Lee Todd sent a campus-wide email confirming the situation.
A second email pertaining to the effigy reached across the university from the provost Wednesday afternoon. Kumble R. Subbaswamy notified students, faculty and staff that a campus forum would be held to address the racial and cultural issues brought on by the incident.
Richmond, KY – Leaders at the University of Kentucky, the city of Lexington and the state of Kentucky quickly condemned a hanging effigy of Barrack Obama as racist. But a quick look at online blogs show some people defending the effigy as legitimate political protest.
Louisville, KY – Two years ago, the race for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat was a tight one, with Democrat John Yarmuth unseating Republican incumbent Anne Northup. As was the case in 2006, their rematch this year is dominated by local concerns about national policies. Kentucky Public Radio's Stephanie Sanders reports from partner-station WFPL in Louisville.
Bowling Green, Ky – With environmental issues gaining more attention nationwide, the state of Kentucky has landed a federal grant designed to lessen the impact of school bus diesel fumes. New research shows the fumes disproportionately affect young children. Dan Modlin speaks with Elizabeth Robb Schmitz, an environmental education specialist with the Kentucky Division for Air Quality.
Frankfort, Ky – With Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson predicting long lines for Tuesday's election, the spotlight in Frankfort is shining on legislation allowing early voting in future state elections. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the story.