Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers is hoping to run unopposed for Senate president. The Manchester Republican said Friday he's unaware of anyone else in the running. The presidency is expected to open up on Friday when Sen. David Williams resigns to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday he appointed his chief Republican rival in the Legislature to a judicial post because he was the best qualified applicant for the job, not because getting him out of the way would improve the chances of legalizing casino gambling in the state.
A Kentucky State Representative wants to change how prisoners are counted whenever a census is taking. State Representative Darryl Owens doesn’t want prisoners counted as residents of the counties where they are imprisoned.
With Kentucky slowly rebounding from recession, Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler and Republican challenger Andy Barr sparred Monday over government's role in job creation. Chandler credited government intervention with rescuing the U.S. auto industry with a financial bailout in 2009, saving thousands of jobs in a state that's home to Toyota, Ford and General Motors manufacturing plants.