2014 election

Environment
12:00 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Local Sierra Club Chapter Endorses Candidates, But Not in Senate or Louisville Mayoral Races

Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell
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The local chapter of the Sierra Club has released its candidate endorsements for this fall’s elections, and has declined to make picks in two key races: U.S. Senate and Louisville mayor.

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Education
2:44 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Jefferson County Teachers Union's PAC Supports District 6 Challenger

The PAC Better Schools Kentucky is endorsing Lisa Willner for the District 6 JCPS school board seat.
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The Jefferson County Teachers Association's political action committee—Better Schools Kentucky— has endorsed school board candidate Lisa Willner's bid to unseat District 6 incumbent Carol Haddad, according to a news release sent by Willner.

District 6 covers central Jefferson County.

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Politics
1:31 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Koch-Tied Group's Arrival Points to Increased Interest In Kentucky State-Level Races

Inside the Kentucky state Capitol building.
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FRANKFORT—The well-funded non-profit Americans for Prosperity's hiring of a Kentucky state director signals to many political observers outside donors' intense interest in this fall's state House races and beyond.

In a news  release on Tuesday, Americans for Prosperity announced that Julia Crigler, a former political director for the Kentucky House Republican Caucus, would lead its efforts in Kentucky.

Democrats maintain a narrow majority over Republicans in the state House, 54-46.

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Politics
10:38 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: Results For Louisville Races

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Here are the full results of the 2014 primary for offices in Louisville. All the data is provided by the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.

To see our full coverage of stories from Tuesday's primary, go here. 

You can see the full document here.

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Local News
7:19 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

2014 Kentucky Primary: How Louisville Metro Council Races Are Shaping Up

City Hall
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The first results from the 2014 primary election are in and we have a pretty clear picture of what most Louisville Metro Council races will be in November.

Districts 1 and 9 are expected to be quite competitive Tuesday night. We'll have updates on those races as the evening progresses. And we'll update this story with results from other competitive Metro Council races in this story.

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Local News
2:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

4 Things That Could Improve Voter Turnout in Kentucky

Voters at Jeffersontown High School in 2012.
Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

Today, Kentuckians choose the Democratic and Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, state legislature, and a host of local offices.

The victors in some of today's primaries are a foregone conclusion, perhaps. But other races—Louisville Metro Council District 9, for example—are quite competitive. Still, state election officials expect less than 30 percent of registered voters to show up to the polls.

Could anything be done to improve those numbers?

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Politics
2:58 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday

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Kentucky voters settle who'll be the Democratic and Republican nominees in the November general election during the primary on Tuesday.  Many primary races in Louisville won't be especially competitive, but a handful are worth watching.

Here are the races to watch in Louisville.

Matt Bevin vs. Mitch McConnell: Believe it or not, when Louisville investor Matt Bevin first jumped in the Senate Republican primary race last summer there was talk of a possible upset.

Then the Mitch McConnell wrecking machine of relentless attacks hit Bevin—hard.

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Politics
11:28 am
Mon May 19, 2014

It's Election Day in Kentucky. Here Are State Legislature Primaries to Watch.

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With an expected 30 percent (or less) voter turnout in Tuesday's primary elections, about 930,000 Kentuckians will take to the polls to determine which candidates will appear on the ballot during this fall's general election.

The big question everybody will be asking: What will the election's outcome have on the Kentucky Democratic Party's bid to retain control of the state House against a Republican insurgency?

With 23 seats contested in the House, here's a quick look at some of the races  that'll add clarity to that question.

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Local News
7:27 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Don't Expect More Than 30 Percent of Kentucky Registered Voters to Vote on Tuesday, Grimes Says

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary elections isn’t likely to break 30 percent.

Earlier this week, Grimes said the lack of a presidential race and the lack of a ballot initiative on local option sales tax will keep most voters at home on primary day. And absentee voting is lagging, too.

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Local News
2:47 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

County Attorney Mike O'Connell Suspends Official, Campaign Activities After Son's Death

Mike O'Connell
Credit louisvilleky.gov

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell has indefinitely suspended his official and campaign activities following the death of his son, Matt.

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