"Tuesday night's debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Republican challenger Todd Lally turned contentious several times as Lally tried to paint his opponent as little more than a liberal follower, and Yarmuth called Lally's comments 'ignorant and irresponsible.'" [Courier-Journal]
"Former President Bill Clinton, whom a recent national poll said is the most popular politician in America, is scheduled to come to Kentucky on Monday to campaign for Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway." [Bluegrass Politics]
After losing a reported $5 million on the inaugural HullabaLOU, Churchill Downs Inc. cancelled next year's festival and put down its entertainment division today. In a press release, CDI blamed the festival's poor showing on hot weather and a cold economy.
"In the first of at least five debates in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, Democrat Jack Conway and Republican Rand Paul clashed Sunday on a national television show over issues that have defined their campaigns in recent weeks." [Bluegrass Politics]
"The three major mayoral candidates turned their attention to Louisville’s west end Thursday night during a forum at Shawnee High School that focused on how to bring equality in development, investment and city services to one of the city’s most historic, and impoverished, areas." [Courier-Journal]
"The unemployment rate in the 13-county Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area was 10 percent in August, up from 9.8 percent in July but down slightly from 10.1 percent a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday." [Courier-Journal]
"Kentuckians have one more week to make sure they are registered to vote in the Nov. 2 general election that features races for U.S. Senate, state legislature and several local offices. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 4, Secretary of State Trey Grayson said." [Blugrass Politics]