Election 2023

Attorney general’s office draws 12 counties for post-primary election audits

BY: - May 24, 2023

After a dozen county names were drawn from a small barrel Wednesday morning, detectives in the Department of Criminal Investigations within the Kentucky attorney general’s office will begin work on post-primary election audits.  DCI Commissioner Greg Wolf said detectives will review election records from county clerks. They will also speak with county boards of elections, […]

Beshear kicks off statewide bus tour and reelection campaign with talk of hope and progress

BY: - May 19, 2023

ELIZABETHTOWN — Rolling into Elizabethtown Friday afternoon in a chartered bus plastered with the words “Andy Beshear for Kentucky,” Gov. Andy Beshear lost little time telling workers at the Metalsa plant why he deserved four more years. “I can’t wait to see everything we can do to continue this progress in the next four years, where […]

Cameron still mulling potential running mate as GOP talks unity

BY: - May 19, 2023

FRANKFORT — Daniel Cameron, who won about 48% of the votes during a heated Republican gubernatorial primary, told reporters Friday that he is still mulling who will be his future running mate.  Cameron, leading a slate of Republican nominees for statewide offices, appeared with the group at the party’s headquarters in Frankfort.  “Starting the process […]


Thanks to McConnell, Trump and himself, Cameron looks strong

BY: - May 19, 2023

Daniel Cameron’s thumping victory in Tuesday’s hard-fought Republican primary makes him a stronger-than-forecast challenger to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear — not just because he won big, but because of how he got there. Cameron led in polls from the start, thanks to his name recognition as Kentucky’s attorney general and his national-level status as the […]

Beshear, Cameron face-off seen as referendum on culture wars in Kentucky

BY: - May 17, 2023

Former President Donald Trump helped deliver the Republican nomination for governor to Attorney General Daniel Cameron, but it’s unclear if the Trump effect will help in his efforts to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. Cameron, whose campaign has been built on his record as attorney general and his conservative values, defeated 11 opponents in […]

Scenes from Kentucky’s primary election

BY: - May 17, 2023

Kentucky voters narrowed a crowded Republican primary on Tuesday, choosing Attorney General Daniel Cameron as the GOP nominee. Cameron, who would be the first Black governor of Kentucky if elected, will face off with Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat seeking his second term. Check out these photos of Kentucky Election Night parties and a rainy […]

Republican Greg Elkins wins special election in 28th state Senate District

BY: - May 16, 2023

Former Clark County Magistrate Greg Elkins, a Republican, won a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in Central Kentucky’s 28th state Senate District. The vacancy was created when Republican Ralph Alvarado left the seat Jan. 6 to become commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. Elkins, chief executive officer of Central Kentucky Hauling, defeated […]

Secretary of State Adams survives challenge from election deniers

BY: - May 16, 2023

Michael Adams’ gloomy prediction last week that he might lose to two election deniers in Tuesday’s Republican primary election for Kentucky secretary of state did not materialize and the state’s top election official since 2019 has a chance to run against Democrat Charles “Buddy” Wheatley in the Nov. 7 general election. The race for secretary […]

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Gov. Andy Beshear handily wins Democratic nomination in Kentucky primary

BY: - May 16, 2023

A crowd of several hundred joined Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in shouting “Four more years” at a victory rally for Beshear early Tuesday night at the Kentucky History Center in downtown Frankfort. Beshear trounced his two opponents in the Democratic primary election for governor — Peppy Martin and Geoff Young — and now faces Republican […]

Cameron bests crowded GOP field to be gubernatorial nominee; will face Beshear in November

BY: and - May 16, 2023

Boosted by an endorsement from former president Donald Trump, Attorney General Daniel Cameron beat back challenges from GOP mega-donor Kelly Craft and Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles on Tuesday to win the GOP nomination for governor. The attorney general, who was elected to his role in 2019 and has been heralded as a rising GOP star, […]

Rain dampens already expected low turnout in Kentucky primary election

BY: and - May 16, 2023

LEXINGTON Inside St. Luke United Methodist Church, David Osborne’s second year working as a poll worker is a quiet one, and quite different from his last election. “In the general election in the fall, we had about 80 people in line when the doors opened at (6 a.m.) This year we had one,” Osborne said. […]

Early voting numbers down as Kentuckians prepare to vote on Tuesday

BY: - May 15, 2023

More than 70,000 Kentuckians participated in no-excuse early voting last week. Unofficial results from the State Board of Elections show the total number of absentee and early voters is almost 89,000. No-excuse in-person early voting was held across the state Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. Excused early voting was held earlier this month. Of […]