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KY Firm Rubicon Cements Partnership with Peter Thiel’s Palantir

A Kentucky company just announced a partnership with a political juggernaut for Donald Trump and his allies. Lexington-based Rubicon Technologies, which focuses on the digital marketplace for waste and recycling announced on Thursday their strategic partnership with Palantir Technologies to enhance and expand their data, analytics, and reporting capabilities, according to a news release. Palantir...

Rep. Savannah Maddox Prepares to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

Republican state Rep. Savannah Maddox is preparing to launch her gubernatorial primary bid in Burlington next month. The northern Kentucky lawmaker is sending out invites for her “big announcement” on June 6. “Rep. Savannah Maddox is the leading voice of conservative values in the Kentucky General Assembly,” the event information on her announcement reads. “She...

Four Pack of Kentucky Political Nuggets

Here’s what’s happening in Kentucky as many in the political world take a short collective breath before Fancy Farm in August. Mitch McConnell looks like he is partly to blame for the lack of U.S. Attorney appointments in the Western and Eastern Districts of Kentucky. Reporter Andrew Wolfson explains the impasse between McConnell and Kentucky’s...

Fmr. Democratic Nominee for Treasurer Plans to Run Again in 2023

A former Democratic nominee for state Treasurer Michael Bowman plans to run again for the Constitutional office next year in an open seat race. Bowman was the 2019 Democratic nominee for Treasurer, who lost to Allison Ball in her re-election. Ball finished the contest with nearly 61 percent of the vote to Bowman’s 39 percent....

House Speaker David Osborne to Emcee Fancy Farm

A man used to dealing with quarreling elected Republicans will emcee the political speaking at the 142nd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on the first Saturday in August. House Speaker David Osborne has been tapped to host the Kentucky tradition in far West Kentucky. As multiple statewide-elected Republicans vie for their party’s nomination to challenge incumbent...

Al Cross: As primary voters move GOP farther right, will others follow?

Tuesday’s primary elections in Kentucky reflected increasing polarization of the two political parties. The Republican Party kept moving right, with the victories of several candidates who campaigned primarily on cultural issues and against government overreach. The Democratic Party kept moving left, with the U.S. Senate primary victory of former state Rep. Charles Booker of Louisville,...

Scott Jennings Working With Russell Coleman for AG, ‘Neutral’ in GOP Governor’s Race

We’re getting a little more insight into the Republican campaigns for statewide office next year, including Governor and Attorney General and one of the people behind an already announced candidate. In a live television interview with KET’s Renee Shaw on Election Night, Scott Jennings, a close ally of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and CNN commentator,...

Gov. Beshear: KY Reaches Lowest Unemployment Rate in State History

As Gov. Andy Beshear, D-Kentucky, continues to gear up for re-election he will do so with some powerful statistics of the state’s performance. The latest numbers Beshear is sharing with the state shows the commonwealth just hit the lowest unemployment rate in state history. According to the Kentucky Center for Statistics, an agency within the...

‘Liberty’ Candidates Who Tried to Impeach Beshear Unsuccessful; Rep. Burch Loses House Dem. Primary

Tuesday’s primary marked the end of a nearly 50-year career in Frankfort for one Louisville House member, and showed a continued split between the so-called liberty faction of the Republican Party in the northern part of the state. The longest serving member of the Kentucky House of Representatives 91-year old Tom Burch, D-Louisville, lost his...