Monthly Archives: May 2019

Matt Bevin has comfortable lead over Robert Goforth in new GOP primary poll

Matt Bevin has comfortable lead over Robert Goforth in new GOP primary poll

With one week until the Kentucky primary election, a new poll gives Gov. Matt Bevin a comfortable lead over his chief Republican gubernatorial challenger, state Rep. Robert Goforth. But the survey of 600 likely GOP voters shows that the incumbent governor is barely over 50% after years of quarreling with his own party. Other statewide…more »

STEM School students walk out of planned vigil, frustrated by political talk

STEM School students walk out of planned vigil, frustrated by political talk

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — Students and parents walked out of a planned vigil for STEM School Highlands Ranch students Wednesday, when they said the conversation turned into political theater. Nine students were shot by two of their classmates just before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. One of those students, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, was killed. Eight others were…more »

Federal judge: Kentucky school districts must give up teacher sickout names

Federal judge: Kentucky school districts must give up teacher sickout names

Kentucky school districts must comply with a subpoena from Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration requesting the names of teachers possibly involved in this year’s sickouts, a federal judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves denied Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have blocked the subpoenas, issued last…more »

Excuses, boredom, chaos: What Kentucky officials found at 21 JCPS low-performing schools

Excuses, boredom, chaos: What Kentucky officials found at 21 JCPS low-performing schools

Student assignments with “little complexity, differentiation and rigor.” “A pervasive culture of low academic expectations throughout the school.” A “perception existed among some students that they could do whatever they want without fear of consequences.” Those are just a few of the unflattering assessments Kentucky officials gave to 21 Jefferson County public schools that have been…more »

First attack ad in Democratic primary for governor links Beshear to bribery scandal

First attack ad in Democratic primary for governor links Beshear to bribery scandal

A political action committee supporting former Auditor Adam Edelen launched the first attack ad of the Democratic gubernatorial primary Thursday, criticizing some of the sources of Attorney General Andy Beshear’s campaign money in 2015. “In Andy Beshear’s world, it’s all about the money,” a deep-voiced narrator says, before noting that Beshear benefited politically from contributions…more »

Adkins touts his experience at Bowling Green stop

Adkins touts his experience at Bowling Green stop

With the primary election a little more than two weeks away, members of the Bowling Green Rotary Club are getting a first-hand look at the three frontrunners to be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. Rocky Adkins, a state representative from Sandy Hook, was the first of the candidates to make his case Wednesday at the Bowling…more »

In second debate, Democratic rivals vying for governor focus attacks on Bevin

In second debate, Democratic rivals vying for governor focus attacks on Bevin

The top three Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial contenders avoided attacking one another in their second televised debate in as many weeks, but they didn’t spare Republican incumbent Matt Bevin from sharp jabs on Tuesday. House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins, Attorney General Andy Beshear, and former State Auditor Adam Edelen rarely answered a question without bringing up Bevin,…more »

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