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10:10 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

GOP Candidate Pence Elected Indiana Governor

Republican Mike Pence has been elected governor of Indiana. 

Pence is a current six-term U.S. Congressman who represents the district east of Indianapolis. He ran against former Indiana House speaker John Gregg, a Democrat, and Libertarian Rupert Boneham, who was once a contestant on the reality show “Survivor.”

The race was tighter than initially expected, with Gregg and Pence virtually neck-in-neck all evening.

Politics
9:42 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Clark Defeats Thieneman in District 37 Senate Race

Kentucky state Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat, has been reelected to the District 37 seat in southwest Louisville.

Clark beat Republican challenger Chris Thieneman with 58 percent of the vote. Thieneman outspent Clark in the race, but was plagued in the last weeks of his campaign with a lawsuit that questioned his residency. With Clark’s win, the lawsuit is essentially rendered moot, and Clark says he’s confident he would have won even without the legal challenge.

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Politics
7:01 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Election 2012 | What Happened In Kentucky, Indiana on Election Night

Joseph Lord

Update 12:09 a.m.: Here's a rundown of what happened tonight, with updated stories.

Democratic Indiana Rep. Joe Donnelly was elected to the U.S. Senate. 

Meanwhile, Republican Mike Pence will be Indiana's next governor.

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Politics
5:09 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting in the Age of Instagram: Is It Really Illegal to Take a Picture of My Ballot?

This is not okay in Kentucky or Indiana.

If you're into social media, maybe you've noticed them -- photos of other people's ballots from today's election, posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Perhaps you've also noticed the comments that followed, warning that such postings are  illegal. And articles have popped up throughout Election Day saying those posters could be photo-sharing their way to jail.

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Politics
4:18 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Gov. Steve Beshear Recovering from Minor Eye Surgery

Kentucky Governor's Office

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will be spending more time around the Capitol in the next few days. 

The governor is recovering from what he office calls "minor eye surgery" to repair a detached retina.

The governor’s office gave little other detail about the surgery or how the injury happened. The governor wasn't injured, his office said. Instead, the detached retina developed this past weekend.

The surgery will require a limited travel schedule for Beshear, which shouldn’t be much of a problem post-Election Day.

Politics
4:16 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Paul Says Some Senate Races Tough to Pick

U.S. Senate

Republicans in the U.S. Senate are just as anxious to know the outcome of their races as they are for the White House. A Senate takeover is highly important to conservatives who want to repeal the federal health care law. U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky says it's tough to predict tonight's results.

"We've got three or four that we're trying to hang on to and we've got three or four more that we could win. I think it's truly an election where you could go to bed tonight and wake up and still not know, and in the end you could be surprised," he said.

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Politics
3:52 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

No 'I Voted' Stickers for Jefferson County

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Sondra Powell thought it a harmless promotion -- a free small cup of coffee for customers who showed up to her coffee shop, Red Hot Roasters at 1403 Lexington Road, wearing an "I voted" sticker.

It became apparent soon after she opened the coffee shop at 7 a.m. that Jefferson County polling stations were handing out no such stickers.

Powell said she quickly adopted an honor system approach, giving free small coffees to those who simply told her that they'd voted.

The customers were still disappointed, she said.

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Environment
3:28 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

What Did You Just Vote For? About That Soil and Water Conservation District...

If you’ve already voted, you may have been confused by the lineup of men vying for the position of Supervisor in the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District. You aren’t alone.

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Local News
3:26 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

What to Listen to Before the Results Come In

If you need a break from the horse race today, here are some great pieces of audio to enjoy that keep with the electoral theme, but avoid punditry, polls and other things you may need a bit of a release from before tonight.

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Politics
1:49 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's Ethics Hearing Off To Slow Start

Shanklin's attorney Aubrey Williams speaks to the Ethics Commission.

The ethics hearing for Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, is underway and prosecutors have laid out the road map for the next few days.

A few stumbles in the first few hours of the hearing--including delays by both prosecuting and defending representatives--could push the hearing into Friday. 

Shanklin has been accused of allocating discretionary spending (Neighborhood Development Funds) council members receive to programs that benefited her relatives.

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