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Skeptical voters still turn out

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By Nick Gray ngray@kykernel.com At Maxwell Elementary School in Lexington where polls were stationed Tuesday, the voting line sprawled down the school’s main hallway during the last rush of voters. The degree of cynicism for many voters was just as long. UK economics senior Justin Henderson said he believes many high-profile races are between “the […]

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Comic exhibit presents new view of heroes

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Students looking for a more relatable hero may find some in english professor and Kentucky poet laureate Frank X. Walker ‘s comic book exhibit in the Lyric Theater.

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Anthany Beatty remains upbeat about city’s future despite loss

Beatty lost the Lexington mayoral election by 30 percent with all precints in Fayette County reporting. Tuesday concluded Beatty’s campaign, but carried more importance to him than a victory.

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Mayor Jim Gray re-elected by healthy margin

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Mayor Jim Gray re-elected by healthy margin

Mayor Jim Gray cruised to victory on Tuesday night, defeating challenger Anthany Beatty by nearly 28,000 votes. Gray will have four more years as mayor of Lexington after getting 65 percent of the votes, while Beatty conceded defeat after earning 35 percent with all precincts reporting.

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Rep. Andy Barr wins second term in House over Jensen

Rep. Andy Barr will serve another term as a member of the House of Representatives, as the Republican incumbent won the 2014 Kentucky’s 6th congressional district election.

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Jake Gibbs wins 3rd District city council race

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Political newcomer Jake Gibbs, a Bluegrass Community and Technical College ombudsman and one-time UK professor, earned 67 percent of the vote and swept to victory Tuesday night in Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council’s Third District, which includes UK.

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By Nick Gray Voters aged 18 to 20 could vote for Mayor Jim Gray in the mayoral election Tuesday, but they could not greet him in his campaign party. Belle’s Cocktail House is considered a bar establishment without a kitchen that serves food, so it cannot allow anyone under the age of 21 inside the […]

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AP: McConnell wins Kentucky

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The Associated Press is reporting that Sen. Mitch McConnell has won Kentucky. Follow this post for more information as it becomes available.

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Alex Johnson’s family sues city of Lexington

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The family of Alex Johnson, a former UK chef who was murdered in December of 2013, is suing the city of Lexington for allegedly failing to properly respond to 911 calls made while Johnson was being attacked.

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McConnell, Paul rallies crowd

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Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell made his first stop in Louisville for his “Countdown to Victory” fly-around tour with fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, urging voters to make him the “offensive coordinator in the U.S. Senate.”

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