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Attorney General, Secretary of State warn of new election scams asking voters to cast ballot by email, phone, text

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron together with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams alerted Kentuckians Monday about a new election-related scam encouraging voters to cast their votes in the primary election by email, phone or text, which are not legal voting methods...
Posted On 22 Jun 2020

Corbin District Clerk’s Office staying put rent free

Citing the service it provides to Corbin area residents, including those in Laurel and Knox County, the Corbin City Commission recently agreed to continue housing the Whitley District Court Clerk’s satellite office at city hall. The office, which oversees district court cases...

Whitley, Knox counties add new COVID-19 cases

Both Whitley and Knox counties have reported new COVID-19 cases within the last 24 hours. Whitley County reported its 20th COVID-19 case Sunday afternoon. This brings Whitley County up to eight active cases, out of which two people are isolating in the hospital and six are...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020

U.S. Senate: Amy McGrath says she is ‘for Kentucky, not big interests’

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Lt. Col Amy McGrath is a Kentucky native and veteran of three combat tours. She says she wants to go to Washington “for Kentucky, not big interests.” McGrath has pulled in record fundraising halls and touted that she’s received...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: Other retired Marine Mike Broihier looks to unseat McConnell

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) A retired Lieutenant Colonel, teacher, and farmer is aiming to unseat Kentucky’s senior senator. He says “What’s happening in Washington is really on one man, and that’s Mitch McConnell.” Lt. Col. Mike Broihier served over 20 years...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: Rep. Booker trying to win election ‘from the kitchen table’

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) State Representative Charles Booker of the 41st district is looking to win the Democrat nomination for the United States Senate. A lifelong resident of Louisville, Booker wants to take on Mitch McConnell, a man elected to office...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: McConnell says “Southeastern Kentucky has a loud voice at a crowded table” with him in office

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Senator Mitch McConnell has been in office since 1985 and has been Senate Majority Leader since 2015. Born in Alabama, McConnell graduated from the University of Louisville and later the University of Kentucky College of Law. He...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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U.S. Senate: Morgan feels McConnell ‘undermining our constitutional rights’

(Story by Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Eastern Kentucky native and businessman C Wesley Morgan is looking to unseat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s Republican Primary. Morgan holds political science and accounting degrees from Cumberland College, now the University of the...
Posted On 21 Jun 2020
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86th District: Tom ‘O’Dell’ Smith seeking to return to state legislature

(Story By Jeff Ledington, The Mountain Advocate) Tom “O’Dell” Smith is looking to return to Frankfort three decades after his previous stint as State Representative. Smith spoke with The Mountain Advocate about jobs, policy, and the many projects he has worked on in the area. He...
Posted On 20 Jun 2020
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86th District: Don Rose wants to use his experience at transportation cabinet to benefit the area

(Story By Jeff Ledington, Mountain Advocate) Don Rose has called Knox County home for 56 years. Now, he’s running to represent the district in the state house. This is Rose’s second run at the office and believes now more than ever we need someone to bring jobs to the area. Rose...
Posted On 20 Jun 2020
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