Local News Politics

For the first time in the general election, the three candidates for governor of Kentucky will debate tonight.

Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear, Republican David Williams and independent Gatewood Galbraith last appeared together in early August at the Fancy Farm picnic. Beshear has drawn criticism for refusing to attend debates and forums with his opponents. And the three will have only two full-fledged debates before election day. The first is tonight (Tuesday) in Richmond, Kentucky. The second will be on the 31st on KET.

The Kentucky Broadcasters Association and the League of Women Voters are sponsoring the event.

WFPL will broadcast the debate live at 7 pm.