Kentucky Secretary Of State Predicts General Election Turnout Higher than 70%

By STU JOHNSON With the general election less than one month away, Kentucky’s top election official is already predicting about three-quarters of registered voters will cast a ballot in November.  Michael Adams addressed Lexington Rotarians remotely last week. During this coronavirus period, Kentucky voters have options.  They can vote by mail, drop box, early in-person, and…

How many Kentuckians are still waiting on $400 unemployment boost? State won’t say

Chris Otts, Gilbert Corsey Note: This story has been updated to reflect information provided by Kentucky Labor Cabinet after initial publication on Wednesday afternoon. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – More than two weeks after Kentucky began paying unemployment recipients an extra $400 per week using FEMA money redirected by President Trump, several unemployment recipients have told WDRB they’re…

State Rep. Charles Booker holding virtual concert to promote voter registration

By WKYT News Staff LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky lawmaker is hosting a virtual concert to promote voter registration. State Representative Charles Booker represents part of Louisville. He ran against retired Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath in Kentucky’s 2020 Senate primary. Booker’s group “Hood to the Holler” is partnering with “Rural Organizing” to host an online…

Ky. Labor Cabinet says no plans for in-person unemployment events as rates rise in eastern parts

The map from the Kentucky Center for Statistics shows unemployment rates by county.(wsaz) By Chad Hedrick FRANKFORT, Ky. (WSAZ) – Despite unemployment rates the highest in eastern Kentucky, and many telling WSAZ they have waited months for their benefits, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet says there are no immediate plans to hold pop-up events across the state.…