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New Poll Shows Beshear Ahead by Double-Digits

Posted: 09/16/2007 - A new poll released says Democratic candidate Steve Beshear has a double-digit lead over Governor Fletcher. This comes with less than two months before Kentucky's gubernatorial election.

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President Addresses Nation on Iraq War

Posted: 09/13/2007 - On Sept. 13, President Bush addressed the nation on Iraq. He detailed his plan for cutting back U.S. forces there to pre-surge levels. Speaking from the Oval Office, President Bush announced a plan he calls "Return on Success."

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Newspaper: Beshear's Law Firm Underwent Ethics Investigation

Updated: 09/13/2007 - The gubernatorial election is six weeks away and the candidates continue to hit the campaign trail. Now a newspaper is reporting that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear's law firm was the subject of an ethics investigation 12 years ago.

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President Announces Plan for Iraq on Sept. 13

Updated: 09/12/2007 - President Bush is taking General David Petraeus' advice. Bush is expected to announce Sept. 13, his plans to cut U.S. troops in Iraq by about 30,000 by next summer.

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General Explains War Assessment

Updated: 09/11/2007 - The top American commander in Iraq returns to Capitol Hill on Sept. 11 to explain his assessment on the war. General David Petraeus goes before two Senate panels, whose members include five presidential candidates from both parties.

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Spanish Channel Hosts Presidential Debate

Updated: 09/10/2007 - It's a political first--a presidential debate broadcast in Spanish. The seven Democratic candidates didn't speak in Spanish, but their answers were simultaneously translated.

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Governor Fills Seat on Ky. Supreme Court

Updated: 09/11/2007 - Governor Ernie Fletcher appoints a judge to fill the vacant seat left by the late Justice William McAnulty. Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Lisabeth Hughes Abramson of Louisville is heading to the Kentucky Supreme Court.

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General Assures Improved Iraq Security, Troop Drawdowns

Updated: 09/10/2007 - The principal architect of the U.S. troop surge in Iraq gives an account of his strategy to Congress. On Sept. 10, General David Petraeus told lawmakers he believes the U.S. military can reduce forces in Iraq to pre-surge levels by next summer.

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Candidates Promise Continued War on Illegal Drugs

Updated: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates both pledge to continue the war on drugs. Governor Ernie Fletcher and his Democratic challenger Steve Beshear say they have strategies to help Kentucky communities hit hard by illegal drugs.

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Negative McConnell TV Ad to Air

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Kentucky's largest cable television provider has switched course and has decided to air a commercial critical of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.The ad claims the Kentucky lawmaker inappropriately helped a Kentucky nonprofit group obtain grants.

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Governor Helps Hart County Health Dept.

Posted: 09/09/2007 - Governor Fletcher helped break ground in Hart County on a new health department this weekend. During a check presentation, the governor awarded $450,000 to Hart County.

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Fred Thompson Will Run For President

Updated: 09/06/2007 - After months of watching from the outside, former Senator Fred Thompson finally threw his hat in the Republican ring for president.

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Governor Plans to Help Seniors

Updated: 09/05/2007 - Governor Fletcher hopes to improve the state's services and readiness to assist Kentucky's seniors.

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Congressman Found Dead In Apartment

Updated: 09/05/2007 - A Republican leadership aide said Ohio Congressman Paul Gillmor was found dead in his apartment Sept. 5.

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President Makes Visit To Iraq

Updated: 09/03/2007 - President Bush's surprise visit brought some good news for the troops serving there: The possibility that some of them could be going home.

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Candidates Face Educational Challenges

Updated: 09/02/2007 - In Kentucky's gubernatorial race, education officials say the winner of the upcoming election will have plenty of challenges when it comes to the state's educational system.

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