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  • Gorton, Bastin Earn Right To Run Off In Lexington Mayoral Race

    Gorton, Bastin Earn Right To Run Off In Lexington Mayoral Race

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:36 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:36:18 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Linda Gorton and Ronnie Bastin have won the right to face off in November in the Lexington mayoral race.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Linda Gorton and Ronnie Bastin have won the right to face off in November in the Lexington mayoral race.

  • Elwood Caudill Jr. To Face Kim Davis For Rowan Co. Clerk

    Elwood Caudill Jr. To Face Kim Davis For Rowan Co. Clerk

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-05-23 11:32:48 GMT

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - In a passionate race that drew national attention, Elwood Caudill Jr. has won the right to run against embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.  Caudill Jr. ran against Davis in the Democratic primary in 2014 and lost by 23 votes. He has worked in the County Property Valuation Office for the last 20 years. He defeated one of the most popular names in the race, David Ermold. In 2015, Ermold was denied a marriage license b...

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - In a passionate race that drew national attention, Elwood Caudill Jr. has won the right to run against embattled Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis.  Caudill Jr. ran against Davis in the Democratic primary in 2014 and lost by 23 votes. He has worked in the County Property Valuation Office for the last 20 years. He defeated one of the most popular names in the race, David Ermold. In 2015, Ermold was denied a marriage license b...

  • Kentucky Democratic Party Releases Statements

    Kentucky Democratic Party Releases Statements

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:18 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:18:32 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Kentucky Democratic Party has released a statement on the state's primary elections. “The primary results tonight show Kentuckians are energized. The fact that Republican incumbents such as former House Floor Leader Rep. Jonathan Shell and others were unseated tonight shows Kentuckians are ready for the change we need in our state,” Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Ben Self said. The war on public education and the working class, the back...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Kentucky Democratic Party has released a statement on the state's primary elections. “The primary results tonight show Kentuckians are energized. The fact that Republican incumbents such as former House Floor Leader Rep. Jonathan Shell and others were unseated tonight shows Kentuckians are ready for the change we need in our state,” Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Ben Self said. The war on public education and the working class, the back...
  • 4 Democrats Square Off For Chance To Challenge Rowan County Clerk Davis

    4 Democrats Square Off For Chance To Challenge Rowan County Clerk Davis

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:09:12 GMT

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four Democratic hopefuls are running in the primary for the chance to face off with Kim Davis in the general election for Rowan County clerk.

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four Democratic hopefuls are running in the primary for the chance to face off with Kim Davis in the general election for Rowan County clerk.

  • Teachers, Battle For Congress Highlight Kentucky Primaries

    Teachers, Battle For Congress Highlight Kentucky Primaries

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:17:54 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will decide a suddenly testy Democratic primary for a congressional seat. Results also will signal the influence of teachers in statehouse races. The crowded Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District pits front-runners stressing their backgrounds. Jim Gray promotes his experience as a successful businessman and Lexington's mayor. Amy McGrath touts her career as a combat-tested fight...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections that will decide a suddenly testy Democratic primary for a congressional seat. Results also will signal the influence of teachers in statehouse races. The crowded Democratic contest in the 6th Congressional District pits front-runners stressing their backgrounds. Jim Gray promotes his experience as a successful businessman and Lexington's mayor. Amy McGrath touts her career as a combat-tested fight...
  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Geoff Young

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Geoff Young

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:00:46 GMT
    Geoffrey M. Young, 6th Congressional District CandidateGeoffrey M. Young, 6th Congressional District Candidate

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire from LEX-18 (9 questions) Name: Geoff Young Party Affiliation: Democ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire from LEX-18 (9 questions) Name: Geoff Young Party Affiliation: Democ...

  • Decision 2018 Question: Can Independents Vote On Non-Partisan Races?

    Decision 2018 Question: Can Independents Vote On Non-Partisan Races?

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:48:58 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) - Throughout the day, we will try to answer some frequently-asked questions we get throughout the day while the polls are open. Q: Can independents vote in non-partisan races today? A: Yes! Independents may vote in non-partisan races, such as the Lexington mayoral race.

    LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) - Throughout the day, we will try to answer some frequently-asked questions we get throughout the day while the polls are open. Q: Can independents vote in non-partisan races today? A: Yes! Independents may vote in non-partisan races, such as the Lexington mayoral race.

  • Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

    Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:38:37 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) - Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. In Texas, voters will settle an all-female congressional runoff between liberal activist Laura Moser and Houston attorney Lizzie Fletcher in a Houston-area House race. The winner will face Republican congressman John Culberson in th...

    ATLANTA (AP) - Voters in four states are casting ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. Primaries are set in Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky while voters in Texas settle several primary runoffs from their first round of voting in March. In Texas, voters will settle an all-female congressional runoff between liberal activist Laura Moser and Houston attorney Lizzie Fletcher in a Houston-area House race. The winner will face Republican congressman John Culberson in th...

  • INTERACTIVE: What You Need To Know For Today's Election

    INTERACTIVE: What You Need To Know For Today's Election

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:26:15 GMT
    Photo: Getty Images/CNBCPhoto: Getty Images/CNBC

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As Kentuckians prepare to vote in the primaries on Tuesday, there are a few things you need to know. When Can You Vote? Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) on Election Day.  Persons in line at the polls at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Persons who arrive to the polls after 6 p.m. will not be allowed to vote. Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot Voters can vote without identification if an election offi...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As Kentuckians prepare to vote in the primaries on Tuesday, there are a few things you need to know. When Can You Vote? Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) on Election Day.  Persons in line at the polls at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. Persons who arrive to the polls after 6 p.m. will not be allowed to vote. Identification Requirements to Cast a Ballot Voters can vote without identification if an election offi...

  • Decision 2018 Question: Can I Vote On A "Wet Dry Election" If I Am Under 21?

    Decision 2018 Question: Can I Vote On A "Wet Dry Election" If I Am Under 21?

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:09:37 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - We received a call to the newsroom asking if 18 years old are allowed to vote in elections with a wet-dry issue on the ballot. The answer, per the Secretary of State's office, is yes. If you are told differently at your polling location, contact the election fraud hotline at 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encoura...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - We received a call to the newsroom asking if 18 years old are allowed to vote in elections with a wet-dry issue on the ballot. The answer, per the Secretary of State's office, is yes. If you are told differently at your polling location, contact the election fraud hotline at 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encoura...

  • Report Violations Of Kentucky Election Laws To Attorney General’s Hotline

    Report Violations Of Kentucky Election Laws To Attorney General’s Hotline

    Monday, May 21 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-05-21 18:06:30 GMT
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    FRANKFORT, KY. (LEX 18) – As voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. The hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call it, Beshear sa...
    FRANKFORT, KY. (LEX 18) – As voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, Attorney General Andy Beshear is urging Kentuckians to report any violations of Kentucky’s election laws to his office’s Election Law Violations Hotline. The hotline – 800-328-VOTE (8683) – opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. (Eastern time), and Kentuckians who witness election irregularities or possible election law violations are encouraged to call it, Beshear sa...
  • Lextran To Offer Free Rides On Primary Day

    Lextran To Offer Free Rides On Primary Day

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-05-21 15:01:33 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- Lextran will be offering free rides on Tuesday for anyone who wants to vote in the primary election. To find your voting location, you can click here for the State Board of Elections.  Then, go to Lextran's website to find the route to your polling place.  There will be no fares. You can also get assistance by calling customer service at  859.253.4636.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- Lextran will be offering free rides on Tuesday for anyone who wants to vote in the primary election. To find your voting location, you can click here for the State Board of Elections.  Then, go to Lextran's website to find the route to your polling place.  There will be no fares. You can also get assistance by calling customer service at  859.253.4636.
  • Preview the Congressional Candidates

    Preview the Congressional Candidates

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    Preview the Mayoral Candidates

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  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Ronnie Bastin

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Ronnie Bastin

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:03:15 GMT

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Ronnie Bastin What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? I spent my career fighting crime. From Beat Cop, to SWAT Team, to Police Chief, I have spent nearly 40 years keeping Lexington safe. I am the most qualified candidate in the race to help tackle...

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Ronnie Bastin What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? I spent my career fighting crime. From Beat Cop, to SWAT Team, to Police Chief, I have spent nearly 40 years keeping Lexington safe. I am the most qualified candidate in the race to help tackle...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Chuck Eddy

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Chuck Eddy

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:01:24 GMT
    Chuck Eddy, 6th Congressional District CandidateChuck Eddy, 6th Congressional District Candidate

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name: Chuck Eddy Party Affiliation: Republican Platform Statement: Retur...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name: Chuck Eddy Party Affiliation: Republican Platform Statement: Retur...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Linda Gorton

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Linda Gorton

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:03 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:03:44 GMT

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Linda Gorton: What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates?  What is the city's role in combating the heroin epidemic? Even though Lexington’s crime rate remains relatively low, we have seen an uptick in the past few years and authorities ...

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Linda Gorton: What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates?  What is the city's role in combating the heroin epidemic? Even though Lexington’s crime rate remains relatively low, we have seen an uptick in the past few years and authorities ...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Jim Gray

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Jim Gray

    Friday, May 4 2018 4:56 PM EDT2018-05-04 20:56:02 GMT
    Jim Gray, 6th Congressional District CandidateJim Gray, 6th Congressional District Candidate
    Jim Gray, 6th Congressional District CandidateJim Gray, 6th Congressional District Candidate

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name: Jim Gray Party Affiliation: Democrat Platform Statement: I&rsqu...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name: Jim Gray Party Affiliation: Democrat Platform Statement: I&rsqu...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Teresa Isaac

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Teresa Isaac

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:02:47 GMT
    Teresa A. Isaac, Lexington-Fayette Mayoral CandidateTeresa A. Isaac, Lexington-Fayette Mayoral Candidate

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Teresa Isaac: 1.   What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? Safety is paramount since without this the people of the city cannot fully participate due to fear. Crime is a broad term that includes so many specifics like domestic violence, drug abuse...

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Teresa Isaac: 1.   What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? Safety is paramount since without this the people of the city cannot fully participate due to fear. Crime is a broad term that includes so many specifics like domestic violence, drug abuse...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Daniel Kemph

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Daniel Kemph

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:02:06 GMT
    Daniel Kemph, 6th Congressional District CandidateDaniel Kemph, 6th Congressional District Candidate

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name:           Daniel ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent the candidates for the 6th District Congressional a survey asking questions about issues that voters may be concerned about. LEX 18 will post their responses on our Decision 2018 page. The comments and responses to these surveys are the views of the candidate and do not represent the views of LEX 18 or our parent company.  Candidates for KY 6th District Questionnaire Name:           Daniel ...

  • LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Kevin Stinnett

    LEX 18 Candidate Questionnaire: Kevin Stinnett

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:02:26 GMT

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Kevin Stinnett 1.   What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? Support our local police and crime prevention programs.  It is imperative that we provide law enforcement with the personnel and resources they need.  Furthermore, I want to e...

    LEXINGTON. Ky. (LEX 18) - LEX 18 sent questionnaires to the candidates in the city's mayoral race. The views and opinions expressed in these interviews don't reflect those of the station. Candidate: Kevin Stinnett 1.   What should the city do about rising crime rates including homicide rates? Support our local police and crime prevention programs.  It is imperative that we provide law enforcement with the personnel and resources they need.  Furthermore, I want to e...

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