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Politics
7:01 am
Wed June 26, 2013

James Kay Wins Special Election for Kentucky House Seat

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A rookie Democrat will represent Woodford, Franklin, and Fayette counties in Frankfort.

The election of attorney James Kay also maintains his party’s majority in Kentucky’s lower house.

Kay defeated Republican Lyen Crews and Independent John Mark Hack. The Kay, 30, believes his youth was an advantage.

“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.

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Politics
3:18 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Derrick Graham Picked As New Kentucky House Education Chair

Derrick Graham
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State Rep. Derrick Graham has been named the new chairman of the state House Education committee, Democratic leaders announced today. 

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. 

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Politics
7:00 am
Sun May 5, 2013

Kentucky Democrats, Republicans Focused on Special House Election

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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.

This puts added pressure on both parties to come through with a victory, as Democrats try to maintain their majority and Republicans attempt to make in-roads in taking the House. Republican nominee Lyen Crews faces defeat Democrat James Kay on June 25

Right now, Democrats have a five seat majority over Republicans.

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Politics
12:39 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

State Rep. Carl Rollins' Resignation Sparks Early Campaign Battle

Carl Rollins
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Kentucky state Rep. Carl Rollins is resigning his House seat effective at the end of today, becoming the state first lawmaker to announce his retirement this cycle.

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.

Rollins' represents the 56th Legislative District, which covers part of Fayette and Franklin counties and all of Woodford  County.

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Politics
10:38 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Kentucky Rep. Carl Rollins, Education Committee Chair, Resigns

Carl Rollins
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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.

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.

Rollins represents the House's 56th District, which covers Woodford County and parts of Fayette and Franklin counties. Read the letter below:

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