Elections

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.

Full story and audio at WEKU news

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

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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