GOP presidential caucus stirs voter confusion

by Chris Mayhew, cmayhew@communitypress.com – Northern Kentucky county clerks are being inundated with calls they can’t answer about Kentucky’s March 5 Republican presidential caucus. People are angry and confused about why the caucus is happening at all and why there is only one location to vote in each county, said Campbell County Clerk Jim Luersen. County…

Rubio, Kasich announce new endorsements in run up to caucus

by Nick Storm, @NickStorm_cn2 – The campaigns for Republican presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich continue to name new endorsements from former Congressmen in the scramble for delegates in Kentucky. The endorsements come a day ahead of Super Tuesday and less than a week before Saturday’s Kentucky GOP caucus. On Sunday, Rubio garnered the endorsement…

So where does the Ky. budget bill stand?

Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ – FRANKFORT, Ky. – As university presidents and advocates for other state programs protest Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 9 percent funding cuts, deadlines are fast approaching for lawmakers to start shaping a final state budget. But the uncertainty over the balance of power in the Kentucky House and the nature of Bevin’s budget…

Political newcomer takes on former Scott County magistrate in 62nd district House race

by Don Weber, @DonWeber_cn2 – GEORGETOWN – The 62nd District House race features Democrat Chuck Tackett, a former Scott County magistrate and farmer and businessman, against political newcomer Phillip Pratt, owner and operator of Pratt’s Lawn and Landscape in Georgetown. Tackett, who lost to current Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles in 2014, feels that the experience of that campaign…

Bevin asks about deficit; Obama flips script

by Joseph Gerth, @Joe_Gerth – On Monday at a National Governors Association meeting with President Barack Obama, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin asked about the federal debt. Obama turned the tables on him and launched into a defense of the Affordable Care Act, which Bevin opposes and has worked to dismantle Kentucky’s health insurance exchange that was created under…