kentucky governor’s race

Beshear’s inauguration is next week. Here’s the schedule.

BY: - December 8, 2023

Last month, voters gave Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman a second term. Next week, they’ll be inaugurated again at the State Capitol in Frankfort.  The 62nd inauguration on Tuesday, Dec. 12, will feature Kentuckians to celebrate a theme of “Forward, Together.” The festivities include an inaugural ball, a parade, performances and […]

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 […]

Kentucky’s youth are caught in the middle as Beshear-Cameron spar over transgender care

BY: - August 16, 2023

Ysa Leon is questioning their future in the commonwealth. The outcome of Kentucky’s gubernatorial race this November will be a deciding factor.  “I’ve told my family: Be prepared in November because that might change where I’m staying after I graduate in May,” said Leon, a 20-year-old nonbinary student at Transylvania University, where they are president of […]

With Beshear absent, Cameron pitches himself as the rural candidate in farmer forum

BY: - July 26, 2023

Values was the word of the day as Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron addressed a crowd of Kentucky Farm Bureau board members and employees in its Measure-the-Candidate forum.  He pitched himself as a politician who embodies rural ideas and criticized the absence of his opponent in the gubernatorial race, incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear.  “Of […]

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 […]

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 […]

A low angle view of a long line of people waitng to vote in the elections.

Kentucky’s primary election is Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know before you go to the polls

BY: - May 15, 2023

The primary election in Kentucky is Tuesday, May 16. Statewide, voters will choose party nominees for the general election.  On Tuesday polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Kentucky is split between Eastern and Central Daylight time zones.  Most voters’ ballots will only have elections for constitutional officers: governor, attorney general, […]

Beshear campaign says its donors attest that they are contributing their own money

BY: - April 21, 2023

FRANKFORT — Responding to questions about a Kentucky Lantern report, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Thursday said  contributions supporting his reelection campaign are always “voluntary” with no promises of any sort given to donors. The Kentucky Lantern on Monday reported that the largest group of contributors to the Democratic governor’s reelection bid include people who […]

Republican gubernatorial candidates Mike Harmon, Kelly Craft, Ryan Quarles and Alan Keck attend the Kentucky Sports Radio debate. (Kentucky Lantern photo by McKenna Horsley)

Cameron conspicuously absent, as Republican candidates talk about ‘woke’ agendas in schools

BY: - April 19, 2023

LOUISVILLE — An empty chair for Daniel Cameron was placed on stage during Wednesday’s Kentucky Sports Radio debate, highlighting the attorney general’s absence.  While Cameron, the frontrunner in Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor, was elsewhere, he still got a good bit of attention after moderator Matt Jones asked the others if he had been a […]

Craft absent as Republicans field questions about economy, nuclear energy in Paducah

BY: - April 18, 2023

PADUCAH — Four Republican candidates for governor fielded questions about the economy and pledged their support for exploring Kentucky’s nuclear energy options during a forum sponsored by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday. Not present for the event was former United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft, who polls show running second behind Attorney General Daniel […]

Warren County GOP hears from five Kentucky candidates for governor, one presidential hopeful

BY: - April 15, 2023

BOWLING GREEN — The Warren County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner brought five candidates in the Kentucky governor’s race and one presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, under one roof Friday night.  Voicing unity in their quest to defeat Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear this fall, the gubernatorial candidates — Attorney General Daniel Cameron, former […]