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Democrat Pamela Stevenson Files to Run for Attorney General

A Democratic state Representative from the West End of Louisville has filed to run for Kentucky Attorney General next year. Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and state Rep. Pamela Stevenson filed her paperwork to run for Kentucky’s top law enforcement official, an open seat next year as current Attorney General Daniel Cameron is seeking a...

Op-ed: Kentucky Democrats Need a “New Deal”

Op-Ed from T.J. Hensley This Midterm election cycle will likely be recorded with an asterisk in the history books. A poor midterm performance for the party which occupies the White House is the general rule of thumb in American politics, with the President’s party often suffering an average loss of almost thirty seats in the...

Al Cross: In politics, John Y. Brown Jr. was a reformer who delivered

The first time I was in a helicopter, and the first time I covered a race for governor, was the first time I met John Y. Brown Jr. It was the Monday after the 1979 Kentucky Derby, and Brown was using a helicopter to make up for his late-starting candidacy, choppering from town to town,...

The 2022 KFP Holiday Gift Guide

Need something special for that political nerd in your life, or maybe something for yourself? Look no further the elves at Kentucky Fried Politics have you covered. Socks. Most of us have feet, and who doesn’t need a pair of these ‘I just want to be your friend,’ socks. These limited edition Kentucky Fried Politics...

Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr. To Lie in State in Capitol Rotunda

FRANKFORT – News Release – Gov. Andy Beshear invites the public to pay their respects to former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown Jr., who will lie in state in the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Brown’s family will host a public visitation in the Rotunda from...

KY State Senator Named Commissioner for Tennessee Department of Health

UPDATED: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee made an unexpected announcement for many Kentucky political watchers this week as he named Kentucky state Senator Dr. Ralph Alvarado as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH), effective January 16. “Dr. Alvarado’s significant clinical and hospital management experience make him well-positioned to lead the Department of Health, and...

Former Gov. John Y. Brown Dies at 88

Former Kentucky Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. has died at the age of 88, according to his family. Brown, served as Kentucky’s 55th governor of the Commonwealth from 1979 until 1983. A statement from his children, Lincoln, Pamela, John the 3rd, Sissy and Sandy, confirmed Brown’s passing. “Our Dad, John Y. Brown Jr., not only...

Somerset Mayor Alan Keck Joins Crowded GOP Gubernatorial Field

The 12th Republican entering the field for the Republican primary for governor to take on incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear is different from the rest of the field. Alan Keck, the first-term Mayor of Somerset, Kentucky, a city of 12,000, announced his candidacy for governor of Kentucky Monday evening before family, friends, and community supporters....

The latest appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions

Gov. Beshear has appointed John Scott as Magistrate for the 6th District of Bracken County. Gov. Beshear has appointed Kenneth Smith to serve as an Administrative Law Judge in the Department of Workers’ Claims. Kenneth Smith of Ashland replaces Christina Hajjar, who has resigned, and shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term expiring...