Election 2008
4:15 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Ashley Judd Stumps for Bruce Lunsford

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.

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Regional
1:27 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Barren County Party Chiefs See an Excited Electorate

Glasgow, KY – The heads of the Democratic and Republican parties in Barren County, Kentucky say that voters are excited about the presidential election, and other races taking place in the region.

We also hear from the two candidates running for the vacant 9th district State Senate seat, Steve Newberry and David Givens.

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Election 2008
11:38 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Poll Watchers Promise Vigilance on Election Day

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.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
12:29 am
Fri October 31, 2008

KY-6: Incumbent Democrat From Political Family

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.

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Regional
9:16 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Ky Army National Guard again exceeds recruiting goal

Frankfort, Ky – For the fifth straight year, the Kentucky Army National Guard has exceeded its recruiting goal. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has the numbers.

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Election 2008
3:19 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy Incident Prompts University of Kentucky Race Relations Forum

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.

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Election 2008
12:24 am
Thu October 30, 2008

Obama Effigy: Death Threat or Protest?

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.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Election 2008
12:18 am
Thu October 30, 2008

KY-3: Rematch Promises to Be Another Tight Race

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.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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Regional
11:33 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Grant to help Ky lessen impact of school bus diesel fumes

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.

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Election 2008
11:25 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Should Kentucky allow early voting like other states?

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.

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