BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press
DYLAN LOVAN,Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers has won re-election, putting him in line as a possible successor to David Williams as the Senate's next top leader.
Stivers, a Manchester Republican, easily defeated Democrat Ralph Hoskins in Tuesday's election in their eastern Kentucky district.
Stivers has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Williams as Senate president. Williams resigned from the Senate recently to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.
In another Senate race, Democratic Sen. Julian Carroll defeated Republican Frank Haynes. Carroll is a former Kentucky governor.
In the Kentucky House, Republicans are looking to pick up more seats in a chamber where they've long been in the minority. GOP candidates were hoping the strong support for their presidential candidate in the state would trickle down to their races.
Whitley sees another jailer, magistrate candidate
Candidates throughout the Tri-County area continue to prepare for the May 20 election — an election that will decide many races in the spring.
Republicans eye House takeover in ‘14
The 2014 U.S. Senate race for the seat now held by Republican Mitch McConnell may be the most important in the nation, but it might be the second-most important election inside the state.
New candidates file for May 20 primary
Several candidates have now officially thrown their hats in the ring and filed to run for office during the May 20 primary.
Candidates begin filing for state primary elections
While May 20, 2014 seems a bit too far in the future to plan ahead for anything — local, regional, state and national candidates continue to prepare for the primary next year.
W’burg City Council to return all incumbents
All Williamsburg City Council incumbents were able to retain their seats Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
Shelton, Tye re-elected, Joe White loses seat
Two new faces will take a place on the Corbin City Commission come January. Suzie Razmus and Bruce Hodge will join incumbents Joe Shelton and Ed Tye, after all of them were the top four vote-getters in a field of six candidates in Tuesday’s election.
Three newcomers get B’ville City Council nod
Three incumbents and three newcomers were among the winners in the Barbourville City Council race Tuesday, according to that county’s election results.
Jim Hays, five incumbents elected to London City Council
Five incumbents and one challenger were the top vote getters in Tuesday’s London City Council election, according to unofficial Laurel County election results.
Ky. goes Romney; GOP increases numbers in DC
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky voters made Republican Mitt Romney their choice for president on Tuesday, yet again snubbing President Barack Obama, who has repeatedly come up short in the state.
Obama powers to re-election despite weak economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Republican Mitt Romney, prevailing in the face of a weak economy and high unemployment that encumbered his first term and crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
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