Why was Sen. Carroll given extra time in the 2005 State Police investigation?

During the course of a Pure Politics investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2005 against Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, we learned supervisors within...

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Health care debate in U.S. Senate: Answering the questions you might have

The United States Senate is wrapping up the debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Thursday could be a marathon of votes that may...

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Grimes denies new request for voter information from Trump commission

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes denied another request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to turn over Kentucky voter information. On...

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Former Speaker of the House Bobby Richardson reflects back on Fancy Farm as he looks forward to this years picnic

GLASGOW – Former Speaker of the House and current Glasgow attorney Bobby Richardson will be the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Fancy Farm Picnic...

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Fancy Farm Picnic serves as family gathering place for many

FANCY FARM – While politics is the main reason for some, who attend the Fancy Farm picnic, lost in all of the hoopla is the...

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Former Legislative Director for Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, joins lobbying firm

Matt Niehaus, who served in Governor Matt Bevin’s administration as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Insurance and Executive Director of the Office of Legislative...

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Why was Sen. Carroll given extra time in the 2005 State Police investigation?

07/27/2017 12:05 PM

During the course of a Pure Politics investigation into sexual assault allegations in 2005 against Sen. Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, we learned supervisors within State Police halted investigators for 17 days. They were investigating claims made by then 30 year old Jason Geis, a Frankfort photographer, who captured Carroll’s unwanted advances on audio. Inside 40 pages of documents obtained by Pure Politics via an open records request Sgt. Pat Zalone, who worked the State Police investigation in 2005 along with... Read more 

Health care debate in U.S. Senate: Answering the questions you might have

07/27/2017 11:33 AM

The United States Senate is wrapping up the debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Thursday could be a marathon of votes that may last well into the night. Below we answer some questions about what has already happened and what could happen in the Senate. What has already happened in the Senate’s debate on health care? On Wednesday, the Senate rejected a measure that would repeal major parts of the ACA without replacing it. Seven Republicans joined Democratic members... Read more 

Grimes denies new request for voter information from Trump commission

07/27/2017 09:19 AM

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes denied another request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to turn over Kentucky voter information. On Wednesday evening Grimes’ office said that Kansas Secretary of State, and the Commission’s vice-chairman Kris Kobach, sent another letter asking for information about Kentucky voters. The commission sent a first request at the end of June, which Grimes and 43 other state election officials denied,” according to Vox. “On behalf of 3.3 million Kentucky... Read more 

Former Speaker of the House Bobby Richardson reflects back on Fancy Farm as he looks forward to this years picnic

07/27/2017 09:01 AM

GLASGOW – Former Speaker of the House and current Glasgow attorney Bobby Richardson will be the master of ceremonies for the 2017 Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking forum. Richardson, a Democrat, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1971. He served as House majority leader from 1976 to 1982 and House speaker from 1982 to 1986. Richardson spoke at Fancy Farm during his days as speaker and has always enjoyed the environment behind the political speaking at the picnic. “I’ve always... Read more 

Fancy Farm Picnic serves as family gathering place for many

07/27/2017 08:47 AM

FANCY FARM – While politics is the main reason for some, who attend the Fancy Farm picnic, lost in all of the hoopla is the fact that the picnic also serves as a “homecoming” for the families of the area. Each year, many, who have little interest in the state political scene, return from other areas of the state and country, to join their family members to help prepare and work at the annual gathering. Father Darrell Venters, who has... Read more 

Former Legislative Director for Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, joins lobbying firm

07/26/2017 08:45 PM

Matt Niehaus, who served in Governor Matt Bevin’s administration as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Insurance and Executive Director of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Services in the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, has joined McCarthy Strategic Solutions. As Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Niehaus oversaw the day-to-day operation of over 115 employees and a multimillion-dollar annual budget, according to a news release announcing the hire. “Matt has been a highly-valued and trusted member of our team,... Read more 

Despite no major elections in 2017, Fancy Farm gears up for 137th picnic

07/26/2017 05:46 PM

FANCY FARM – On Saturday, August 5, the political spotlight will be on Fancy Farm in rural Graves County for the 137th annual Fancy Farm Picnic. While there are no elections taking place this year, many state and local politicians and their supporters will still travel to the tiny town to trade insults and partake in the barbeque in a tradition which dates back to 1880. Mark Wilson, who is political chair of the event, and has been attending the... Read more 

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