Former state representative Charles Booker built an energized following during 2020's racial reckoning protests by telling his story of struggles and hopes. But once he steps outside Jefferson County, people wonder if he is just howling to a smattering of lefties. So why is he running for the U.S. Senate instead of sliding directly into the Louisville mayor's office? Hard to tell. Mr. Booker's plan is to continue growing his base "from the hood to the holler" to unseat Senator Rand Paul. Pundits claim a Booker victory is a real long shot in Trump loving Kentucky, but Charles claims "we proved them wrong." No one has been proved wrong yet. A Booker victory would become that proof but can it actually happen? The voters will
26-year-old Brandon Shirley, a Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy, was shot to death while working security at a Shively car lot. Deputy Shirley's assailant has not been apprehended although Louisville Metro Police Chief Erika Shields says they have identified potential suspects. Chief Shields said the victim was targeted. “If someone is really determined to kill you, they will kill you. And that was the case here,” she said during the news briefing. “We will make an arrest,” Shields said. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer joined me on 840WHAS radio today to discuss the decorated officer's death and answer questions about protection of law enforcement and the overall safety of the city. The interview became a bit contentious as I pressed the mayor on the perception that
It's still a year away but WHAS Radio will turn 100 on July 18, 2022. WHAS was Kentucky's first licensed radio station. What a wild trip it's been! 🎧 current WHAS audio: morning show, mid-morning, afternoons 🎧 historical audio Here's what WHAS-TV dug up in its video vault to note the radio station's 95th birthday in 2017. The Courier-Journal and Louisville Times Company obtained the broadcast license in 1922 and built a studio near the newspaper facility. This fall, current WHAS Radio owner iHeart Media will move the studio operations from Bishop Lane in the Newburg area back to downtown. WHAS has enjoyed a fantastic array of broadcast talent over the past century. The station has won prestigious awards for news coverage, emergency operations
📻 @RepJohnYarmuth reacts to new info in the #DavidMcAtee shooting, clarifying "defund the police", how #HeroesAct could boost equality, and do @BernieSanders & @AOC really help @Booker4KY in red Kentucky? @840WHAS audio https://t.co/oA29cYinqz #PoliceReform #BlackLivesMattter pic.twitter.com/HfDEcrgeUe— Terry Meiners (@terrymeiners) June 10, 2020 We learned today that a bullet from the Kentucky National Guard killed David "BBQ Man" McAtee during a law enforcement shutdown during curfew. McAtee had fired at least two shots from the 9 millimeter weapon that he pulled. Kentucky government officials say that McAtee fired first and was shot by either of the LMPD officers who returned fire along with national guard troops. A shot from @kentuckyguard killed #DavidMcAtee, not @LMPD officers, according to @GovAndyBeshear cabinet secretary Michael Brown.
Lexington's WLEX-TV pulled Ky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones from his nightly TV show called Hey Kentucky. Jones suggested in an interview with me that political foes pushed the TV station to bench Jones or risk the loss of commercial revenue from PACs aiming to support other Democrats in the 2020 senate race. I did an interview with @terrymeiners about the @hey_kentucky situation. Listen if you are so inclined Also does anyone have a good Pike County dinner recommendation? https://t.co/FCpVfRtZwF— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 16, 2019 Journalist Al Cross says Matt Jones has an unfair advantage with his multiple media platforms, but that Jones "is not a journalist, he's an entertainer." In the 840WHAS Radio interview, Jones talked of