Category Archives: KY-3

Libertarian enters congressional race

For the second time in two years, Louisville businessman Ed Martin is running as a Libertarian candidate for the 3rd District congressional seat. The small business owner joins Republican candidate Todd Lally, Independent Michael Hansen and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat, who is seeking his third term in office. In 2008, Martin’s candidacy was […]

Lally hopes Tea Party, DADT will help unseat Yarmuth

After easily beating three other Republican challengers in the GOP primary, UPS pilot Todd Lally is set to challenge U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth for Kentucky’s 3rd congressional district seat. And despite being in a race that was largely under the radar, the political newcomer enters the contest with a noted boost from the Tea Party […]

Hausman unveils first TV ad

Republican congressional candidate Larry Hausman launched his first television advertisement in his bid for U.S. Congress. The commercial hits on the angst over health care reform, fiscal responsibility and “trampling the Constitution,” (whatever that means) and will begin airing on several cable stations in the area, including Fox News. Last week, the Hausman campaign premiered […]

Lunchbox: Health Care Reform signed into law

Paul v. Yarmuth?: Though he’s in a race for U.S. Senate, Republican Rand Paul helped organize a small rally slamming U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat, over health care reform. Yarmuth was the only member of Kentucky’s delegation to vote for the historic overhaul. The protests outside the Romano Mazzoli Federal Building in downtown Louisville […]

House passes historic health care bill

The year-long fight over health care reform took a historic step tonight. The divided House of Representatives approved what has been President Barack Obama’s chief domestic issue with a 219-212 vote. Here’s the roll call. As political observers predicted only one member of Kentucky’s delegation supported the bill — U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3, who […]

Yarmuth responds to job cuts at Jewish Hospital

The economic woes in this lingering recession continue as Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced that it is cutting 500 jobs from its work force. The job cuts will result in 250 actual workers being laid off. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, KY-3, a Democrat, released the following statement: “This is heart-breaking news for the […]

Lunchbox: This little piggy stays home

Butcher beat down: Tonight the Metro Council is likely to pass a resolution encouraging the JBS company to keep its controversial meat processing plant in Butchertown. For years residents and neighborhood advocates have complained about the the noise and odor, but protests by the slaughterhouse’s 1,300 employees worried about their jobs has put a new […]

Bringing sexy to the trail

Actress, University of KY grad, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth member and wild UK hoops fan (OK, we’ll forgive that last one) Ashley Judd is coming to the Ville Saturday, Nov. 1 to campaign with U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and Democratic senatorial candidate Bruce Lunsford (Gov. Beshear and Mayor Abramson will also be on hand). It’s […]

Yarmuth up 16

According to the latest WHAS 11/Survey USA poll, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth, KY-3, has fattened his lead over former Congresswoman Anne Northup, a Republican. The poll show a 57-41 percent margin favoring Yarmuth among likely 3rd District voters. Almost the exact lead he had over her in late June. In 2006 he unseated Northup, a […]

Northup responds to ‘dirty dozen’ induction

Responding to her induction on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2008 Dirty Dozens list, former congresswoman, Republican Anne Northup called LEO Weekly’s offices and gave the following statement: “The League of Conservation Voters is one of the most extreme environmental organizations in the country. They oppose any clean coal research and new drilling off the […]