December 23, 2011
Ben Chandler wants Kentucky's 6th redistricted his way. His career endangered, Chandler has been ingratiating himself with Kentucky legislators. No more talk of standing against his party. He's become the consummate Democrat, for “A Ben in need is a friend indeed! ”We've endured much for Ben's convenience. He has held zero town hall meetings, declaring voters too uncivil to address en masse. Instead, he delivered a condescending lecture urging improvement of our attitudes.
May 4, 2004
By JOSH THOMAS The Jessamine Journal State Senator Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, has denied claims that he helped to raise money for Rep. Ben Chandler in his February special election race against state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr for the 6th District Congressional seat. Buford is a Republican candidate in this month's primary to set up the race against Chandler in November's general election. Despite Buford's denials, the story gained momentum Monday as Larry Forgy, the brother of Forgy Kerr and a prominent Kentucky Republican, announced his support for Bryan Coffman, one of Buford's primary opponents.
May 6, 2004
By JOSH THOMAS The Jessamine Journal Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler, a Democrat, acknowledges that he got help in a February special election from state Sen. Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, despite Buford's strong denials. Buford has repeatedly denied claims that he helped raise money for Chandler in his defeat of state Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, R-Lexington, who Buford endorsed after dropping out of the contest himself. Buford is now a candidate in the May 18 primary to get his party's nomination for the seat Chandler now holds.
October 26, 2003
Ernie Fletcher is perhaps the best qualified person who has ever sought to become governor of Kentucky. He's been a jet fighter pilot in the military, an engineer, a family physician, a lay minister, a state legislator and a U.S. congressman. He's a family man, still married to his high school sweetheart, Glenna, a registered nurse. He's not a professional politician, but he's enough of a politician to have won three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and to have done an effective job in Washington.
July 2, 2012
Mr. Steve Devary recently sent in a letter expressing his dismay at Ben Chandler for joining with the Republicans and 15 or so other Democrats in voting to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. He ended by asking for other views on this matter. Well, since he asked. That is one of the few things that Chandler ever did that I agree with. I too love this country, keep myself informed and loathe the divisions that are tearing this country apart. It seems to me that we are in another Cold War, not with Russia this time, but ourselves.
October 25, 2012
After months of brutal attack ads from 6th District U.S. Representative candidates Ben Chandler and Andy Barr glutting the Lexington television airwaves, many area voters are understandably confused when they are told they won't be voting for either candidate. "People have been bombarded on the local stations and then they come in and wonder 'why can't we vote for [Chandler or Barr],'" said Mercer County Clerk Chris Horn, who has stressed the need for election workers to be prepared for a lot of questions.
August 15, 2008
CRAB ORCHARD - In the snug office of Crab Orchard's 18-man, all-volunteer fire department, U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler sat casually on a desk and congratulated a small crowd of constituents for an $18,610 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, which the department was awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But what began as a run-of-the-mill ceremony quickly shifted focus and become something of an impromptu town hall meeting in which concerned citizens offered frank views on issues that ranged from the war in the Middle East to the solvency of Social Security.
November 9, 2006
HARRODSBURG - Official results of the Mercer County elections were the same as early unofficial outcomes: Democrats won all of the contested county races. Voters ousted incumbent County Clerk Ronnie Compton, the first Republican to hold countywide office in living memory, and the two Republican magistrates lost their seats on the Fiscal Court. The votes came in one of the highest turnouts in the county for several years; 52 percent of Mercer County registered voters went to the polls.
September 1, 2010
Might it be “Katy ‘Barr’ the door” for Ben Chandler? That’s at least the message the Democrat congressman seems to be sending with his latest campaign ad. Chandler, a popular three-term incumbent in Kentucky’s 6th District, has enjoyed a significant double-digit lead in polls as recent as early August, but this week he has gone on a surprising offensive, falsely accusing his opponent — and using the...