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Kentucky Stations Air Debates


Topic: Politics and Election Coverage
Posted on 10/19/2015

Gray Televisionís CBS affiliate WKYT-TV Lexington hosted a debate on September 15 between the stateís three gubernatorial candidates: Jack Conway, Matt Bevin and Drew Curtis. Topics included same-sex marriage licenses and Medicaid funding. In another hour-long debate, held September 23, WKYT and Hearst Televisionís CBS affiliate WLKY-TV Louisville hosted candidates for lieutenant governor, Jenean Hampton and Sannie Overly. WLKY has earned Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for eight consecutive years for its coverage of local politics.



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