Politics

  Coan not seeking re-election to District 8 council seat

Brandon Coan told residents that he has "stuck to the plan" and kept the commitments that he campaigned on.

Intimidating sports officials could soon be illegal in Kentucky

Beshear praises Bevin administration’s help in transition

Radio host says he won’t run to unseat Mitch McConnell

  Local leaders react to Bevin’s concession, Beshear’s victory

  Bevin concedes: ‘We’re going to have a change in the governorship’

  Bevin warns of ‘people that would try to hijack our political process’

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  KY’s youngest black lawmaker eyeing possible Senate run

  Congressman John Yarmuth looks at KY elections and sees decline in President’s popularity

  McConnell predicts Beshear will become Governor

Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker exploring potential run for US Senate

Secretary of State issues warning due to circulating voicemail regarding Tuesday’s election

KSR’s Matt Jones says he wasn’t going to run for senate

  Couple turned away at the polls: ‘It wasn’t an issue’

Bevin fell short of re-election by about 5,000 votes to Andy Beshear, leaving people wondering if the claims are significant or common election hiccups.

  Beshear has options in how he can appoint a new state school board

Beshear has previously said he would replace members of the State Board of Education in his first days in office.

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton: no ill-will toward Gov. Bevin

In her final weeks as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, Jenean Hampton views her time in office fondly.

  Lawmaker: Bevin should show significant fraud or move on

Following Wednesday’s news conference at which Bevin outlined a few of what he said were irregularities, several lawmakers told WAVE 3 News that when a race is as close as the Kentucky governor’s race was, asking for a recanvass to double check the vote totals makes sense.

Matt Jones steps down from radio show, blasts McConnell after GOP complaint

Rick Pitino uses popular ‘Seinfeld’ meme to troll Matt Bevin

  Beshear confident in election results, moves ahead with transition

  Bevin explains voting ‘irregularities’

  Hodges ready to lead Charlestown forward following mayoral race win

Jacqueline Coleman, a teacher and coach, will leave the classroom after being elected Lt. Gov.

GOP files complaint against possible McConnell challenger

The Republican Party of Kentucky has filed a complaint against a radio host who is considering a run to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Bevin requests recanvass of gubernatorial race results

Although Andy Beshear has claimed victory in the race for Kentucky governor, the man currently holding the office is not giving up the fight.

NKU professor: Bevin ‘has nobody but himself to blame’

'We have to look at the toll issue pushing it over the top'

  Beshear declares victory; Bevin won’t concede

Watched closely by many across the country, Kentucky’s contentious race for governor has tilted in Andy Beshear’s favor, but the Associated Press is reporting that the race is too close to call.

  Educators rejoice as Beshear declares victory; Marshall keeps JCPS board seat

Public education had been a hot topic in the governor's race, as teachers waged war on Matt Bevin over his pensions proposals.

Indiana Mayors: Mike Moore re-elected in Jeffersonville; Jeff Gahan wins again in New Albany

Gahan, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Mark Seabrook, with 55 percent of the vote. Seabrook claimed 40 percent, while independent Dan Coffey picked up 5 percent of the votes.

Kentucky Republicans pick up several re-election wins

Outside of the governor’s race, it was a big night for Kentucky Republicans.

  Hodges beats Hall in Charlestown mayoral upset

The victory Tuesday night came with a slim margin, though that doesn't matter much to Hodges. She said whether you voted for her or not, it's time to get to work.

How 7 Kentucky counties could be early indicators in governor’s race

As voters go to the polls in Kentucky's contentious governor's election, voters in seven counties could be a good barometer into how the race will end.

Lockdown delays voting at two precincts; voters receive time extension

Voters unable to get into the two precincts housed at Bowen Elementary School after the building was placed on lockdown.

DECISION 2019: Find your polling location

Tuesday is Election Day, and you need to know where to vote. We’ve got you covered.

  Close race, few public polls lead to heightened speculation on outcome of gubernatorial election

The Commonwealth’s 2019 gubernatorial election appears to be heading down to the wire with no clear front-runner.

  President Trump makes trip to Lexington for Bevin, met with support and protests

People after the rally said they were excited, and energized before Election Day, but there were also people outside of Rupp Arena protesting.

Protesters gather around ‘Baby Trump’ balloon ahead of president’s visit to downtown Lexington

Protesters are flying a “Baby Trump” balloon ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Lexington.

Trump to stump for Bevin in Lexington

President Donald Trump will visit Lexington to stump for Gov. Matt Bevin.

Beshear, Bevin make campaign stops over the weekend heading into Election Day

Attorney General Andy Beshear and Governor Matt Bevin are making last minute campaign stops around the state of Kentucky this weekend in preparation for the upcoming governor’s election.

House Democrats introduce bills aimed at restoring voting rights for felons who have already served sentences

With fewer than a third of registered voters expected to cast a ballot in Kentucky’s General Election on Tuesday, state lawmakers on Friday unveiled a plan to boost that number next year.

  Longtime mayor takes on political newcomer in Charlestown mayoral race

Neighbors put up signs in yards as they declare support for mayor Bob Hall or his challenger, Treva Hodges. Charlestown has now become a town divided.

Gov. Bevin, VP Mike Pence make whirlwind tour through central Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence addresses voters in Laurel County with Governor Matt Bevin on Nov. 1, 2019.

Beshear hits 5 Kentucky towns Thursday

In the race for governor, Democratic candidate Andy Beshear was traveling across the state on the Team Kentucky bus Thursday.

  Beshear says he’s ready to beat Bevin

Just days before the election, Attorney General Andy Beshear walked into a coffee shop on Louisville's busy Bardstown Road and was greeted by enthusiastic chants of "Andy, Andy."

  Bevin campaigning hard to stay in governor’s mansion

Matt Bevin has battled with Kentucky teachers, and for a while, held the title as the nation’s most unpopular Governor. But at crunch time, Bevin is polling neck and neck with Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Bevin promotes school-choice efforts during Louisville stop

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has promoted school-choice efforts as a way to uplift urban neighborhoods as he campaigned in Kentucky's largest city.

Democratic candidates rally in Louisville

As Election Day inches closer, several Democrats running for state offices met with voters at a Louisville union hall.

Bevin recognized by National Association for Gun Rights

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has received an award from the National Association for Gun Rights.

  Former mayor takes on current mayor for top job in Jeffersonville mayoral race

In Jeffersonville, voters will have to decide between their current mayor and the former mayor, as Democrat Tom Galligan takes on incumbent Republican Mike Moore.

  3 candidates vying for votes in New Albany mayoral race

The race has been a battle in town as both Republican Mark Seabrook and Independent Dan Coffey are working to unseat incumbent Democrat Jeff Gahan.

  Pension crisis a big focus in KET governor debate

Just a week away from Kentucky’s general election, Governor Matt Bevin and his Democratic challenger Andy Beshear faced off in another fiery debate on Monday.

  Kentucky, Indiana leaders react to ISIS raid

One of the biggest leaders of ISIS is now dead, President Donald Trump said at a Sunday morning press briefing.

  Hearing for man who admitted to raping child moved to January

He's the man who police say hit an 8-year-old girl with a shovel a few months ago, then raped her, but there's a big problem with the case of Cane Madden.

Bevin administration had right to fire Hampton’s 2 staffers, judge rules

Hampton’s chief of staff Steve Knipper and administrative assistant Adrienne Southworth were fired this year, both by the Bevin administration.

In-person absentee voting open statewide in Kentucky

Kentucky's top elections official says absentee voting is open statewide ahead of the Nov. 5 election

‘Won’t Be Bullied By Bevin’ tour stops in Louisville

Jacqueline Coleman joined local teachers at the South Central Regional Library to point the finger at Matt Bevin who she says has bullied Kentucky educators and disrespected working families.

Bevin, lawmakers introduce reformulated gas resolution

A reformulated gas resolution was introduced by lawmakers on Wednesday.

Bevin weighs in on Trump’s ‘lynching’ comment

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin told WAVE 3 News on Wednesday he’s excited about President Donald Trump coming back to the Commonwealth to campaign for him next month in Lexington.

Lieutenant governor debate heats up addressing big issues

With two weeks until elections, the candidates for lieutenant governor held their debate on KET on Monday.

  Kentucky governor candidates talk Trump ahead of visit

Donald Trump will be coming to the Bluegrass state to stump for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin as he defends his office against Attorney General Andy Beshear.

  Kentucky Secretary of State warns of errors in voter records

The state's top election official is warning of potential problems for possibly thousands of voters.

New poll shows Bevin, Beshear tied with Kentucky voters

Mason-Dixon Polling interviewed 625 registered voters by phone between October 10 and October 13, 2019. All indicated they would vote in the upcoming election.

  Bevin, Beshear land body blows in second debate

Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear threw haymakers in a televised debate at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday night.

  City sends a bill to President Trump and other presidential candidates

The city of Louisville sent invoices to the presidential campaigns of President Trump, Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Tim Ryan seeking payment for police services provided during recent visits.

KY Democratic Party pleased with court ruling to reinstate 175,000 Kentucky voters

The Kentucky Democratic Party is pleased with a judge’s ruling in Franklin County that will reinstate 175,000 Kentucky voters labeled as “inactive”.

  Campaigns for governor enter crunch time

With three weeks to go in the 2019 governor’s race, voter enthusiasm could hold the key to victory.

Senator Todd Young backs Mark Seabrook for New Albany mayor

Senator Todd Young says mayoral candidate Mark Seabrook will bring a new kind of vision to New Albany.

Anti-abortion group reaffirms endorsement of Bevin

The pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List reaffirmed its endorsement of Governor Matt Bevin in next month's election, along with Attorney General candidate Daniel Cameron and Treasurer Allison Ball at a press conference Friday.

Report: President Trump, Vice President Pence to visit Kentucky before November election

The president and vice president are planning trips to Kentucky, reports say.

  Judge rules against lawsuit claiming attorney general candidate did not meet qualifications

The name of Daniel Cameron, the Republican candidate for Kentucky Attorney General, will remain on the ballot.

Sen. McConnell visits University of Kentucky after school receives $87 million grant

The University of Kentucky received a visit from US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and US Secretary of Health and Human Services on Monday.

  Republican Attorney General candidate attends hearing to take him off ballot

Joseph Jackson filed a complaint saying Daniel Cameron does not meet the qualifications to run to represent the people of Kentucky.

  Rand Paul on whistleblower accusation: ‘sounds like what Joe Biden did’

Kentucky's junior senator spoke with the Kentucky Chapter of the Federalists Society about some things he's never shied away from before: liberty and constitutionality.

New Beshear ad features teacher criticizing Bevin

A Kentucky school teacher who moonlights as an Uber driver to make ends meet calls Republican Gov. Matt Bevin a divider in taking the lead role in a new ad from Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear

  McConnell ad cashes in on impeachment

A new online campaign ad from Sen. Mitch McConnell appears to be capitalizing on the issue of impeachment.

  Panel discusses why local Gen Z and Millennials aren’t voting

You’ve heard it before that every vote matters, but how do you really get that message across to younger voters?

Bevin, Beshear wrangle over gambling in afternoon debate

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear bickered over legalizing casino gambling during an hourlong debate in western Kentucky

Beshear shares details of public education plan

Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear said he wants to reduce class sizes and roll back standardized testing as part of his public education plan.

Kentucky, Indiana voter registration deadline is October 7

More than 3 million people are registered to vote in Kentucky as of August 2019 and more than 4 million are registered to vote in Indiana.

Kentucky judge removed from teacher ‘sickout’ case

Kentucky's chief justice has removed a judge from hearing a lawsuit challenging the authority of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration to investigate teacher protests

Rep. Reginald Meeks arrested in Hardin County

Democratic State Rep. Reginald Meeks, of Louisville, has been arrested in Hardin County.