Gilbertsville, Ky – In this special report, Lisa Autry examines what Kentucky's US Senate candidates have to say about the most important energy issues impacting our region and nation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford recently met in Gilbertsville for their final debate before the November election.

Gilbertsville, KY – Kentucky's U.S. Senate race has garnered national attention as polls show the race tightening to almost dead even. Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford met at Kentucky Dam Village on Thursday for a final battle of wits before the November 4th election.

Frankfort, KY – Their names won't appear on the ballot, but so far, at least six people have qualified to be write-in candidates for president in Kentucky's November 4th election.

Among them are conservative Alan Keyes of Maryland and Keith Judd, a federal prison inmate in Beaumont, Texas.

At least three Kentuckians have qualified as write-ins, including Billy Mills of Morgantown, Shelley Upchurch of Ft. Thomas and Leonard Habermehl of Frankfort.

Frankfort, Ky – Two of Kentucky's constitutional officers are teaming up to prevent voter fraud in the November 4th presidential election. We get more from Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh.

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.

Bowling Green, Ky – The head of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee believes this year's presidential election will help the GOP in Kentucky's 2nd District House race. Kevin Willis explains.

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.

Fugate says the new system is similar to what has been used in Jefferson County for the last 20 years.

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

Nashville, TN – In the second presidential debate, economic issues were not surprisingly front and center. Barack Obama and John McCain met at Nashville's Belmont University, and exchanged differing views on the causes of the current economic turmoil, as well as ideas on what should be done. WKU Public Radio's Lisa Autry was in the Music City debate night, and has this report.

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

Bowling Green, Ky – Indiana is usually an afterthought in Presidential elections, reliably voting Republican since 1964. But this year there are some indications that the contest between John McCain and Barack Obama may have put the Hoosier State in play. We spoke to University of Evansville Political Science Professor Robert Dion.

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.

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.

Louisville, KY – In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. Kentucky Public Radio's Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Bruce Lunsford.

Full story at WUKY

Lexington, KY – The Director of the University of Kentucky's Center For Rural Journalism and Community Issues says he's not all that surprised that Republican candidate McCain chose a woman to be his running mate.

Full story at WUKY