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Adams, Beshear, lawmakers talk November elections

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WTVQ) — Kentucky's Republican secretary of state said Tuesday he'll press to make more polling places available and count ballots faster in...

Lawsuits want to restore evictions, open up voting

Eviction request would apply to only three counties.

Fayette circuit clerk, others to remain closed

Most County Clerk offices will need to remain closed to the public until after the Primary election in late June.

Legislature gives flexibility for elections

Legislation that grants the Governor, Secretary of State and State Board of Elections additional flexibility in the conduct of the 2020 primary election now set for June 23.

Kentucky Senate: Have state elections in even-numbered years

The proposal passed in the Senate Thursday, sending it to the House. It would shift the statewide elections to even-numbered years starting in 2028.

Several statewide races Tuesday on ballots

Voters are deciding on the next secretary of state and agriculture commissioner. 

Experts warn of cyber threats ahead of Israel’s election

As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to limit secretary of state’s power

Lawmakers voted to remove the secretary of state as a voting member of the state Board of Elections and limit the office's access to a database of registered voters.

McConnell: ‘Good Morning’ for Senate GOP, Trump ‘helpful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says it's a "good morning" for Republicans. He says President Donald Trump helped keep the Senate...

‘Everything’s at stake’ on eve of first Trump-era elections

Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump’s take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party’s super-charged campaign to end the GOP’s monopoly in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

Ky. election board affirms Grimes’ role overseeing midterms

A bipartisan board that oversees Kentucky's elections has unanimously voted to reaffirm the secretary of state's role as the state's chief election officer following allegations she abused her authority for political purposes.

Trump to visit Kentucky ahead of November elections

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to campaign in Kentucky ahead of the midterm elections. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the White House announced...

Facebook finds ‘sophisticated’ efforts to disrupt elections

The company says it removed 32 accounts from Facebook and Instagram because they were involved in "coordinated" behavior and appeared to be fake.

House panel advances 2 proposed constitutional amendments

A Kentucky House panel has approved proposed constitutional amendments that would expand legislative authority over regulations and change the timing of elections for statewide offices.

Grimes launches redesigned, mobile-friendly elections website

Secretary Alison Lundergan Grimes announced the State Board of Elections has a redesigned and streamlined website at its online home, elect.ky.gov.

For Kentucky voters, a familiar fight: Trump vs. Paul

The elections may be over, but Kentucky voters still get to see Donald Trump and Rand Paul fight.

Discussion to examine effect of elections on black Americans

The University of Louisville is partnering with the Shelbyville NAACP to hold a free, public discussion on how recent elections at the state and national level have affected black Americans.

Kentucky Senate Democrats Re-elect 2 of 3 Leaders

Kentucky Senate Democrats have re-elected two of their top leaders.

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Lexington’s mayor recommends using federal money to create police review board

Mayor Linda Gorton recommended spending $50,000 in CARES Act money to pay for a consultant to properly create a police review board. 
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Racist internet trolls interrupt as council gives preliminary approval to rename Lexington park

An Urban County Council discussion Tuesday night, on renaming a Lexington park once used to sell slaves, was interrupted by racist trolls.
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Group behind white power flyers says they’re not hateful, Rabbi disagrees

Over the weekend some people in Central Kentucky received white supremacy flyers at their homes.

Keeneland catalogs 4,272 Yearlings for 2020 September Sale

The prestigious auction will offer online bidding and expanded phone bidding for those buyers participating remotely.