Congressman Ben Chandler is joining a handful of prominent Democrats who will skip their party's national convention this year. Chandler, who represents the Sixth Congressional District in Central Kentucky, is facing Republican Andy Barr in his re-election bid.
Former Republican state representative DeWayne Bunch has died from head injuries sustained last year. Bunch was a first-term lawmaker when he was injured breaking up a fight at Whitley County High School, where he was a teacher. He went through months of surgeries and recovery in Lexington and in Atlanta.
A Northern Kentucky lawmaker will again try to reverse a ban on alcohol sales on election days. Democratic Representative Arnold Simpson will present his proposal to an interim legislative committee Friday.
Indiana’s Democratic candidate for governor wants increased protections and assistance for at-risk children. Former House Speaker John Gregg is criticizing outgoing Republican Governor Mitch Daniels for putting too much emphasis on cost-saving.
A new conservative think tank in Kentucky is expanding its political influence outside of its usual lobbying efforts. The Commonwealth Policy Center is a fiscally and socially conservative group. Now, the group has launched a sister political action committee, the Commonwealth Policy PAC, to influence elections.
A new political action committee is hoping to strengthen the political power of Catholics in Kentucky. The Kentucky Catholic PAC was founded by Louisville attorney Vince Heuser after the May primary elections.
The top Republican in the state House is urging Governor Beshear to opt Kentucky out of one of the costliest provisions of the federal health care law. The Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act gave states the legal right to refuse an expansion of Medicaid.
A Libertarian candidate from LaRue County says he is planning to run for the Second District U.S. House seat currently held by Republican Brett Guthrie. Craig Astor, the former Chairman of the LaRue County Republican Party, says he will make his candidacy official next Monday.