election

Effort to move Kentucky’s statewide elections to presidential years moves forward in legislature

BY: - January 17, 2024

FRANKFORT — The Senate passed legislation Wednesday that moves the state a step closer to holding its elections during presidential election years. Senate Bill 10 proposes a constitutional amendment allowing Kentucky elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other constitutional officers, in even-numbered years. Senators voted 26-9, with Republican Sens. Adrienne Southworth, of Lawrenceburg, […]

Candidates continue to file for 2024 elections ahead of January deadline

BY: - December 21, 2023

As the Jan. 5 deadline approaches, more candidates are filing to run in Kentucky’s 2024 elections.  The Secretary of State’s website lists filings for many elections, including those in the General Assembly, U.S. congressional races, and the Kentucky Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.  Americans will also select a president next year. Kentucky’s primary election […]

Louisville’s Herron announces run for state Senate

BY: - December 19, 2023

State Rep. Keturah Herron, a Louisville Democrat, filed Tuesday to run for election to the Kentucky Senate in 2024.  Herron will seek the seat of Sen. Denise Harper Angel, another Louisville Democrat who recently announced she will not seek reelection in 2024 after representing Senate District 35 since 2005.  Herron said in a statement about […]

Ahead of filing deadline, candidates sign election paperwork to run for office

BY: - December 15, 2023

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s candidate filing deadline is next month.  So far, many have already signed papers seeking the Kentucky General Assembly and U.S. Congress. To appear on the primary election ballot, candidates must register by Jan. 5, 2024.  Next year, Kentucky voters will decide who will represent them in Frankfort and Washington D.C. and in […]

Beshear calls for an amendment on redistricting though passing it would be ‘challenging’

BY: - December 14, 2023

After the Kentucky Supreme Court affirmed redrawn congressional and legislative districts Thursday morning, Gov. Andy Beshear said a constitutional amendment should be pursued but noted it would be “challenging” to pass through the General Assembly.  Beshear, a Democrat, said in his weekly press conference Thursday afternoon that he had not read the entire 78-page opinion […]

Education, environment, economy and more: Here’s where Beshear and Cameron stand on the issues

BY: - October 27, 2023

For months, Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and his challenger, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron, have made their cases to voters about why they are better suited to lead Kentucky over the next four years.  Both candidates have held campaign stops across the commonwealth, spoken to organizations and met for five gubernatorial debates this October.  With […]

Beshear and Cameron continue to show their differences in KET debate

BY: - October 23, 2023

LEXINGTON — Kentucky’s gubernatorial candidates — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron — further differentiated themselves on topics like education, abortion and the coronavirus pandemic in their fourth debate at KET’s Lexington studios Monday evening.  During the debate, both candidates pressed the other on their campaign talking points, while touting their own […]

GOP attorney general candidate supports exceptions to Kentucky’s abortion ban for rape, incest

BY: - October 5, 2023

Russell Coleman, the Republican candidate for attorney general, in an interview this week said he supports adding exceptions to Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban in cases of rape and incest. Coleman, who is a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, has been endorsed by advocacy groups who support Kentucky’s current abortion law, which […]

Woman in Beshear’s abortion ad says she wants to give voice to victims

BY: - September 28, 2023

Hadley Duvall, a 21-year-old from Owensboro, said speaking about her experience with sexual abuse amid debates on abortion rights is a calling for her.  That’s why Duvall is appearing in an ad for Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s reelection campaign. After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, Duvall began publicly sharing her […]

Across Kentucky, election workers needed ahead of general election

BY: - September 15, 2023

Editor’s note: This article is part of U.S. Democracy Day, a nationwide collaborative on Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, in which news organizations cover how democracy works and the threats it faces. To learn more, visit usdemocracyday.org. For several years, Gregory and Wynella Bethards have worked at the polls on Election Day in Jefferson […]

Beshear and Cameron release debate schedules ahead of November election

BY: - August 11, 2023

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron are preparing to face off in a series of gubernatorial debates and forums this fall.  Both campaigns released their upcoming appearance schedule on Friday afternoon, as well as their running mates. Beshear and Cameron first appeared alongside each other this election season at the Fancy […]

Kentucky to remain with voter data system for a year while considering alternatives

BY: - June 21, 2023

Kentucky will remain with the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, for a year while reviewing possible alternatives to support voter rolls maintenance, Secretary of State Michael Adams said Wednesday.  Recently, seven Republican-led states have left ERIC, an interstate compact for sharing voter registration data. Some former members like Virginia and Texas plan to create […]