Elections

McConnell & Paul Will Miss Fancy Farm

Kentucky’s U.S. Senators will miss the 141st annual Fancy Farm as work continues in Congress this weekend. An already muted Fancy Farm will have two fewer voices on the stage as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul stay in Washington D.C. this weekend working on an infrastructure deal. With COVID...

Candidates Line Up for 2022 Kentucky State House Races

After successive waves of GOP additions in the General Assembly, Democrats are seeking to re-establish themselves in the lower chamber. Democrats have a long way to go to chip away at the GOP supermajority in both chambers, but with every House seat up for grabs in the 2022 election cycle Democrats are seeking to make...

Democrats Pivot Again Now Holding Vaccination Effort in Louisville

Louisville Democrats have stuttered-stepped after a statewide pivot move, effectively distancing themselves from Fancy Farm and now canceling a counter-event, instead opting to host a vaccination clinic. The clinic, now dubbed FancyVaxx will replace Fancyville, the Democratic counter-event to the annual Fancy Farm picnic and political speaking, which will take place this Saturday, August 7....

Race for Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr Senate Seat Already Taking Shape

Two Republicans and at least one Democrat are already lining up their campaigns for the 12th District Senate Seat. With the retirement of Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, who has held the seat for 23-years, there are multiple candidates already making overtures to fill the now open seat in 2022. Democrat Paula Setser-Kissick who narrowly...

Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr Will Not Seek Re-Election

After 23-years in the General Assembly, state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, has announced she will not seek another term in the upper chamber. “After much prayerful consideration, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for reelection in 2022,” Kerr announced on Wednesday evening. “I make this decision knowing that there are...

Louisville Democrats Announce Updated Plans for “Fancyville”

The Louisville-based Democratic counter-event to Fancy Farm in far West Kentucky is taking shape as concerns over the COVID Delta Variant threaten to cancel more events. Democrats have announced they will hold “Fancyville,” on the same day as the 141st Annual Fancy Farm on Saturday, August 7 in Louisville. The event will include U.S. Rep....

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Charles Booker

Massachuusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is endorsing Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Charles Booker ahead of the 2022 Election. Booker’s campaign announced the news in a press release on Monday, citing the endorsement from Warren as proof of “major momentum.” “Charles Booker is an extraordinary leader with the right vision and heart to reclaim Kentucky’s...

Beshear Declines Fancy Farm; Lou Dems Plan Their Own Event

Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman are officially not attending the Fancy Farm Picnic this year in far West Kentucky as Louisville Democrats begin to plan their own political speaking event “Fancyville” on the same day. Fancy Farm organizers told the media on Friday that Beshear and Coleman had declined their invitation to...

Treasurer Allison Ball Welcomes Baby Girl

Treasurer Allison Ball, R-Kentucky, announced the birth of her daughter, Marigold on Wednesday. Ball makes history again, as the first Kentucky Constitutional officer to give birth to two children while in office. Marigold Sophia Swan was born weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 18 inches long. This is the second child of Treasurer Ball...