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Barr, Hicks to debate on WKYT at 7 p.m. on Oct. 5; candidates vying for 6th District congressional seat


Republican Rep. Andy Barr and Democrat attorney Josh Hicks will take the stage from 7 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5 in “The Kentucky Debate.” It will be broadcast live over the air on WKYT.

The debate will also stream live on wkyt.com and all of WKYT’s apps available for smart phones and other streaming devices.

The Oct. 5 debate – co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lexington – will spotlight the two men vying for the Congressional seat representing the 6th District, which stretches from the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky to the Appalachian foothills. The district has flip-flopped between the two major political parties since the 1970s.

“We’re excited to again partner with the League of Women Voters for what we promise will be a fair and informative discussion of the issues in this critical and historic election year. This will be a great chance to compare how the candidates approach issues and how they would represent central Kentucky in Washington,” said WKYT anchor and political editor Bill Bryant.

Jennifer Jackson, co-president of the Lexington League said, “The League of Women Voters encourages everyone to learn about candidate stances before casting their ballot. Candidate forums like this one are insightful resources, and can be used in conjunction with nonpartisan candidate guides, like the League’s guide at Vote411.org, to help voters make informed decisions.”

Bryant will moderate the debate, which will be held without an audience because of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the common goal to limit public gatherings.

From League of Women Voters


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