Carl Rollins http://wfpl.org en James Kay Wins Special Election for Kentucky House Seat http://wfpl.org/post/james-kay-wins-special-election-kentucky-house-seat <p>A rookie Democrat will represent Woodford, Franklin, and Fayette counties in Frankfort.</p><p>The election of attorney James Kay also maintains his party’s majority in Kentucky’s lower house.</p><p>Kay defeated Republican Lyen Crews and Independent John Mark Hack. The Kay, 30, believes his youth was an advantage.</p><p>“The first thing that I can say is youth is an advantage. You know, I haven’t been jaded by the political process. You know I have experience working together in the community and helping people and trying to make a difference,” Kay said.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:01:22 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 5916 at http://wfpl.org James Kay Wins Special Election for Kentucky House Seat Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair http://wfpl.org/post/derrick-graham-picked-new-kentucky-house-education-chair <p>State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today.&nbsp;</p><p>Graham is a Frankfort native who recently retired as a social studies teacher at Frankfort High School. He is a well-known education advocate and previously chaired a budget subcommittee on education.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:18:17 +0000 Kenny Colston 5538 at http://wfpl.org Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair Kentucky Democrats, Republicans Focused on Special House Election http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-democrats-republicans-focused-special-house-election <p></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The special election for the 56th House District—covering Woodford County and portions of Fayette and Franklin county—will likely be the only election this year.</p> Sun, 05 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston 5250 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Democrats, Republicans Focused on Special House Election State Rep. Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle http://wfpl.org/post/state-rep-carl-rollins-resignation-sparks-early-campaign-battle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky state Rep. Carl Rollins is<a href="/post/kentucky-rep-carl-rollins-education-committee-chair-resigns"> resigning his House seat effective at the end of today,</a>&nbsp;becoming</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the state first lawmaker to announce his retirement this cycle.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rollins is resigning to become the executive director and the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the CEO of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:39:14 +0000 Kenny Colston 5116 at http://wfpl.org State Rep. Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle Kentucky Rep. Carl Rollins, Education Committee Chair, Resigns http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-carl-rollins-education-committee-chair-resigns <p>State Rep. Carl Rollins, chairman of the Kentucky House Education Committee, is resigning his office for a position with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation.</p><p>Rollins, a Midway Democrat, sent a letter to Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday notifying of his intention to resign. The resignation is effective at the close of business Wednesday.</p><p>Rollins represents the House's 56th District, which covers Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties. Read the letter below:</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:38:52 +0000 Staff 5114 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Carl Rollins, Education Committee Chair, Resigns