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With eyes on Governor Matt Bevin, Kentuckians with felonies fight to regain their right to vote

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service People with felonies in their past are rallying in Frankfort today, calling on Gov. Matt Bevin to return voting rights to people who have been convicted of felonies. More than 300,000 Kentuckians can’t vote because of a felony conviction, according to the latest report from the League of Women Voters of Kentucky. Kentuckians with felony convictions who have...

League of Women Voters and others offer forum with mayoral candidates, Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton

A forum for mayoral candidates Ronnie Bastin and Linda Gorton will be held Monday, October 29, 6-7 p.m. by the League of Women Voters of Lexington, WKYT, Transylvania University, the Lexington Herald-Leader and WLAP.  The forum will be held in the Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway. The forum will air live on The CW Lexington and will be live...

League of Women Voters, LINKS, and library offering public forums for candidates; coming to YouTube

The League of Women Voters of Lexington, The Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of The LINKS, Incorporated, and the Lexington Public Library are co-sponsoring candidate forums for the 2018 general election. The first were held on Saturday as candidates for LFUCG Council At-Large and Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Districts 9, 11, and 12 will be today starting at 2:15 p.m. Next week on Saturday, September 22...

League of Women Voters of Lexington seeking student entries for annual essay contest

The League of Women Voters of Lexington is sponsoring an essay contest for Fayette County high school students asking them to write an op-ed on the following: Given that the first amendment of our Constitution protects “the freedom of speech and of the press,” is there any way to avoid the influence of distorted or false reports? In these contentious political times, how do you evaluate the information...

VOTE411: Lexington League of Women Voters joining nationwide online candidates’ guide

The League of Women Voters of Lexington is joining Leagues across the nation in providing VOTE411.org, an online voter guide, to Lexington area citizens, offering more information about candidates for the Nov. 8 general election. This is the first year that the Lexington League is offering this service to area voters. All candidates for national, state and local offices that will appear on Fayette...

League of Women Voters announces schedule for forums for local general election races

All candidates for contested races for Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council, Lexington area House of Representatives, Supreme Court, 6th Congressional District, and Fayette County Board of Education were invited to participate in forums on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. The forums will be held at the Farish Theatre, Lexington Public Library, 140 West Main Street in Lexington. The forums are co-sponsored...

Candidate forum scheduled for Sixth Congressional District primary race for April 3

The Kentucky League of Voters will sponsor a candidate forum for the sixth Congressional District primary on Sunday, April 3. All candidates in the election were invited to participate in forum. In the Democratic race, two candidates, Nancy Jo Kemper and Geoffrey M. ‘Geoff’ Young accepted the invitation. Democrat Michael Coblenz has withdrawn from the race. In the Republican race, Roger Brill...

Lexington League of Women Voters honors essay contest winners and teachers, mentors

Col. Scott Brown, Henry Clay HS Liberal Arts teacher; Claire Thompson, 9th grade student at Henry Clay HS; Amir-Abou Jaoude, 11th grade student at Henry Clay HS; Barbara Sterrett, LWV board member; and Henry Clay HS principal Greg Quenon (Photo provided)   Essay contest winners for the Lexington League of Women Voters were announced. Three students and their teachers were honored.   First...

Local League of Women Voters host three public forums for candidates before primary

The League of Women Voters in Lexington elect officers on an annual basis. The 2013-14 officers are, from left to right: First Vice President Cindy Heine, President Tammy Fagley, Secretary Lynne Flynn, Second Vice President Karen Anderson and Treasurer Steve Senft. (Photo from LWV)   The League of Women Voters is preparing the public for the May 20 primary election among candidates for the 6th...