Randy Moore interviews candidate for KY Gov. John Hicks

By Randy Moore | August 28, 2019 at 4:18 PM CDT - Updated August 28 at 4:18 PMOWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - We now have 14 News web exclusive interviews with all three candidates in the race for Kentucky Governor.You know about Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear, but you might not …

Beshear asks Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations to call the hotline

As absentee votes are cast and voters prepare to head to the polls, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any voting abnormalities to his office's Election Fraud Hotline. Beshear asks Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations to call the hotline at 800-328-VOTE or 800-328-8683. The hotline is open …

KY Lobbyists evade state law

FRANKFORT -- Lobbyists of the General Assembly are forbidden by state law from making campaign contributions to candidates for the Kentucky House or Senate. But they are allowed to give contributions to state political parties, which this year have no higher priority than electing their candidates in the high-stakes races that will decide control of …

Kentucky’s Republican governor released 13 pages of emails Friday about a disputed road project after the state legislature’s top Democrat sued him for the information just ahead of the November election.

FRANKFORT -- Kentucky's Republican governor released 13 pages of emails Friday about a disputed road project after the state legislature's top Democrat sued him for the information just ahead of the November election. The legal skirmish highlighted the tension surrounding Kentucky's elections for the state House of Representatives, the last legislative chamber in the South …

Donors flocked to Matt Bevin after he won election

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin delivers his budget before a joint legislative session in the House Chambers at the Kentucky State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Frankfort, Ky. Bevin’s first budget won’t take effect until July 1, but the new governor is not waiting to slash government spending. Timothy D. Easley Associated Press By John …

Democratic Leader Announces Retirement from Kentucky House

By Lisa Autry & Kentucky News Network • Jan 25, 2016 A top Democrat in the Kentucky House says he will not seek re-election. Johnny Bell of Glasgow plans to retire from the General Assembly after eight years. The House Majority Whip says the political atmosphere in federal and state legislatures has changed, and it’s …

Beshear pardons 201 on last day

Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 12:23 AM By Jack Brammer Lexington Herald Leader LEXINGTON - In his final hours as governor, Steve Beshear Monday night granted 201 pardons and six commutations to people sentenced for a range of offenses, including 10 women sentenced for violent crimes they committed after suffering years of domestic violence. Throughout …

Matt Bevin sworn in as Kentucky’s 62nd Governor

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) -- Matt Bevin has been sworn in as Kentucky's 62nd governor. He was sworn in at midnight Tuesday in a small, private ceremony. Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton also took the oath of office, becoming the first African-American ever to hold statewide office in Kentucky. Gov. Bevin issued a challenge to his cabinet …

Paul to file for president, re-election in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is officially filing for re-election and for president in his home state Monday, a move he insists does not undermine his faltering presidential campaign. Paul is the only major candidate running for president who is running for two public offices at once. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and …

Democratic ag commissioner candidate promotes medical marijuana, GMO labeling in first ad

10/22/2015 08:14 PM by Nick Storm • @NickStorm_cn2 Democratic candidate for agriculture commissioner Jean-Marie Lawson Spann has released her first ad of the campaign with a focus on a slightly more liberal agenda for the office. Lawson Spann’s ad touts her support for the legalization of medical marijuana “under the strict supervision of a doctor …

The Republican candidate for governor of Kentucky favors legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. In an unusual role reversal, his Democratic opponent is attacking him for it.

Happy Monday morning from Richmond, Ky., where the governor’s race, just one week from tomorrow, is a true toss-up. I’m crisscrossing the state talking to voters and trailing the candidates. During a debate at Eastern Kentucky University last night, some of the biggest fireworks came over whether to allow medical marijuana. “There is unequivocal medical …

Lawson Spann, Quarles spar on medical marijuana, GMOs at Ky. Farm Bureau forum

10/06/2015 04:20 PM by Kevin Wheatley • @KWheatley_cn2 Candidates vying to become Kentucky’s next agriculture commissioner differed on the controversial subject of medical marijuana Tuesday during a forum hosted by Kentucky Farm Bureau. Democrat Jean-Marie Lawson Spann, in her opening statement at KFB’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, voiced her support for medicinal cannabis, saying Kentuckians …

“That was when I realized,” said independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis, “that if I didn’t run — and win — we’re all screwed.”

Drew Curtis and the governor’s race     Aug 19 2015   By Mick Parsons “That was when I realized,” said independent gubernatorial candidate Drew Curtis, “that if I didn’t run — and win — we’re all screwed.” While his statement is not the most conventional unofficial campaign slogan — it’s certainly the most invigorating …

drew curtis (Independent) for governor has said he would sign into law a measure allowing the use of recreational marijuana in the state of Kentucky if the legislature approved it.

By Jack Brammer [email protected] 10, 2015 FRANKFORT — Digital entrepreneur Drew Curtis and his wife, Heather Curtis, paid $500 and submitted more than 9,000 signatures Monday morning to enter the race for Kentucky governor and lieutenant governor as independents. The secretary of state's office said a few hours later that the husband-and-wife team from Versailles …