2019 Election

J. Tyler Franklin / WFPL

Reinserting immigration into his reelection campaign, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has embraced an issue Donald Trump rode to the presidency while acknowledging that illegal immigration isn't "a huge issue" for a state that lies far from the nation's borders.

Cory Sharber / WKMS

Democratic candidates for Governor, Attorney General and Agriculture Commissioner made election pitches at a park in west Kentucky over the weekend.

J. Tayler Franklin / WFPL

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state's job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions "ruffled some feathers."

Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., headlined a sparsely-attended campaign rally for Gov. Matt Bevin in Pikeville on Thursday. It was the latest in a string of events attended by President Trump and his surrogates supporting Bevin’s reelection bid.

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear is touring unions in the west Kentucky region promoting what he calls his “Kitchen Table Agenda.” Beshear stopped at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 184 in Paducah on Tuesday afternoon. He was at IUOE Local 181 in Henderson in the morning.

Liam Niemeyer, WKMS

Last weekend’s Fancy Farm political speaking event signaled the beginning of the fall campaign season in Kentucky, which is shaping up to be to be a knock-down, drag out fight.

Liam Niemeyer, WKMS

The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday brought barbecue, bingo and heaps of political mudslinging. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is calling on Republicans to take voting seriously in November and to vote their values. 

Matt Markgraf / WKMS

A black Democratic Kentucky lawmaker who was told by a white Republican colleague to “sit down” during a heated moment in the general session is calling on Democrats to "take a stand."

Ryland Barton

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin held a press conference Thursday denouncing Attorney General Andy Beshear for receiving campaign donations from two local abortion providers.