Jacqueline Coleman

Kentucky politicians place their bets as in-person sports gambling opens

BY: - September 7, 2023

LOUISVILLE — In-person sports betting opened to Kentuckians Thursday morning and some of the state’s top politicians celebrated by placing bets — Gov. Andy Beshear at Churchill Downs and Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer at the Red Mile.  Democrat Beshear bet on the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville football teams and against […]

Beshear wants all school employees to have an 11% raise in the next budget

BY: - August 16, 2023

Gov. Andy Beshear wants the legislature to fund an 11% pay raise for all Kentucky school personnel, which is the highest increase he’s backed since becoming governor.  The Democratic governor, who is seeking reelection, unveiled some of his education priorities as part of his “Education First” plan for the 2024-26 state budget Wednesday morning. He […]

Cameron wants to raise pay for first-year teachers, fund tutoring programs

BY: - August 15, 2023

Republican gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron is calling for tutoring students outside of school hours and increasing starting teacher pay to make up for the drop in Kentucky students’ performance that he blamed on school closures and virtual learning during the coronavirus pandemic.  The attorney general released the “Cameron Catch-up” plan Tuesday with press conferences in […]

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 […]

Down ballot Kentucky candidates raise the political heat at Fancy Farm

BY: - August 5, 2023

FANCY FARM — Kentucky Democrats and Republicans running for statewide offices echoed the tops of their tickets while trading jeers and heckles Saturday at the 143rd Fancy Farm Picnic.  While the main spotlight was on gubernatorial candidates Republican Daniel Cameron and Democrat Andy Beshear, their running mates did not waste the opportunity to lodge a […]

5 Mayfield families get new homes as Western Kentucky rebuilds from tornadoes

BY: - August 4, 2023

Five Mayfield families were given keys to new homes Friday as the region continues to rebuild after devastating tornadoes as well as recent flooding.  Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined The Hope Initiative in bestowing the keys, a governor’s office press release said. The Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund gave $500,000 […]

Mills joins Cameron’s ticket in Kentucky governor’s race

BY: - July 19, 2023

FRANKFORT — Republican Daniel Cameron’s lieutenant governor pick is Sen. Robby Mills.  Mills is a state lawmaker from Henderson in Western Kentucky. His district includes Dawson Springs, ravaged by tornadoes in 2021 and the hometown of incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s father, former Gov. Steve Beshear.  Cameron, who is the Kentucky attorney general, said in […]

Coleman formally joins Beshear ticket while Cameron sets running mate announcement for Wednesday

BY: - July 18, 2023

FRANKFORT — Democratic Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman formally filed to join Gov. Andy Beshear on his reelection ticket Tuesday morning.  Republican gubernatorial nominee Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s attorney general, is set to announce his choice for lieutenant governor in a Wednesday morning news conference.  This year, for the first time, lieutenant governor candidates must file separately […]

Beshear says agriculture technology still has a future in Kentucky despite AppHarvest turmoil

BY: - July 14, 2023

SHELBYVILLE — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said “it’s unfortunate” AppHarvest has struggled but agriculture technology will continue to be part of the commonwealth’s future. Earlier this week, the sustainable food company announced a change in leadership. AppHarvest founder Jonathan Webb will not longer serve as CEO and board chairman but will stay on as chief strategy […]