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Incumbent Andy Barr finds satisfaction in high stakes U.S. House victory against challenger Amy McGrath

By Mark Maynard Kentucky Today U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, savored a high-profile and hard-fought win over Democratic challenger Amy McGrath to retain his seat in the 6th Congressional District. Barr’s camp received a gigantic energy boost last month with a visit and endorsement from President Donald Trump, who came to Richmond on one of his many campaign stops in the past two months to try...

Secretary of State reports more than 3.4 million Kentuckians registered to vote in Nov. 6 election

More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote ahead of the General Election on Nov. 6, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Thursday.   Democrats represent the plurality of the electorate with 1.68 million registered voters, or 49.6 percent of voters. Republicans total about 1.41 million, around 41.7 percent of voters, and more than 295,400 voters, about 8.68 percent, are...

League of Women Voters of Lexington to host candidate forums for upcoming primary elections

The League of Women Voters of Lexington and its partners will conduct candidate forums for the 2018 primary election. Candidates for LFUCG Council At-Large, LFUCG 11thDistrict, 88th House Democrats, County Judge Executive Democrats, Circuit Judge Family Court Division 1, 6th Congressional District, and LFUCG Mayor were invited to participate. The forums, will be held April 21, 22, 23 and May 7 in...