Even though the presidential nomination process is effectively over, Kentuckians can still vote for candidates other than Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama in tomorrow's primary. Republicans can cast ballots for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, even though they're no longer in the running. And Democrats will be able to choose 'uncommitted' instead of President Obama.
But University of Louisville political scientist Dewey Clayton says those other names don't really matter.
Low turnout is once again predicted in this year’s Kentucky primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes predicts only 10 to 12 percent of registered voters will participate in Tuesday's elections.
Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John Minton, Jr. has been chosen to serve a second term. “With this re-election, the justices have expressed their appreciation for the hard work and leadership of Chief Justice Minton,” says Mary C. Noble, deputy chief justice for the Supreme Court in a statement.
Kentucky Senate President David Williams says he had no idea what trouble his former gubernatorial running mate Richie Farmer was causing as agriculture commissioner. During an interview on Kentucky Sports Radio Wednesday, host Matt Jones asked Williams about the abuses of power and resources that were uncovered in a recent audit of Farmer's time in office.
A national group that hopes to give voters more choices in this year's presidential election is bringing its campaign to Kentucky. Americans Elect wants to field a presidential ticket in all 50 states. The group will nominate a candidate through a primary online at AmericansElect.org, and will then petition to get a candidate on the ballot in Kentucky.
The Kentucky personnel board is expected to consider that scathing audit of the agriculture department under former commissioner Richie Farmer. Monday the panel will take its first action on the audit which found evidence that candidates for merit positions were pre-selected, that monetary awards were issued without input from supervisors and that a merit employee's responsibilities were removed without documenting the action in a personnel file.
A record breaking number of voters are registered to cast ballots in Kentucky’s May 22nd Presidential Primary. The total number of eligible voters outdistances the previous mark by more than 35,000. The Secretary of State’s office says the vast majority of new voters registered when they got a driver’s license.
Kentucky Senator Julie Denton says the state's largest private Medicaid company is underpaying and threatening health care providers, and she says lawmakers may kick the company out of the state Medicaid system if the behavior persists.
Six-term Indiana Senator Richard Lugar won't be returning to Washington for a seventh term. Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated Lugar in Tuesday's Indiana Republican Senate primary. With 95% of the vote counted, Mourdock was leading Lugar 60% to 40%.
Indiana voters are at the polls today, casting ballots in a closely-watched US Senate primary race. Republican Richard Lugar is seeking another six-year term in the Senate, but is facing his toughest primary challenge ever from Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.