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  Before a packed crowd at Northern Kentucky University Tuesday night, Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear capped off a series of five televised debates, making their final pitches ahead of next week’s election.

During the debate that aired on WLWT, both candidates said they would make it a priority to address the crumbling Brent-Spence Bridge that connects Covington to Cincinnati.

The issue has been a focal point for northern Kentuckians for years but has failed to get funding from the Ohio or Kentucky governments.

Ryan Hermens, Kentucky.com

Eight minutes into the governor’s debate on Tuesday, moderator Shannon Cogan urged the audience at Lexington’s Singletary Center to remain silent.  But the verbal jousts of the candidates illicited whoops, boos, cheers and rare bits of laughter throughout the hour-long debate reflecting an audience as clearly divided  on policy as the two men on stage.

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear found little common ground during the debate on the University of Kentucky campus. That was true on the hot-button issue of abortion .

Liam Niemeyer

Republican Governor Matt Bevin and his opponent, Democrat Attorney General Andy Beshear continued to battle over contentious campaign issues at this fall’s first gubernatorial debate Thursday in Paducah. 

Listen To Matt Bevin and Andy Beshear Debate

Oct 3, 2019

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear debated Thursday afternoon in western Kentucky. The candidates took questions from a panel of media members.

After weeks of exchanging attacks on the campaign trail, the Republican incumbent and Democratic attorney general got a chance to confront each other on various topics. The Kentucky race is being watched for potential trends that could carry over into the 2020 national election. 

Listen to the debate as it was carried live on WPSD in Paducah. 

Richmond Commission Candidates Debate "Live"

Apr 25, 2016

WEKU is joining the Richmond Register, The Downtown Richmond Association and the Eastern Kentucky University Department of Government in hosting an early debate among candidates for Richmond City Commission Monday evening, April 25.

Barr, Jensen Debate Audio/Video

Oct 28, 2014
MARK MAHAN — Herald-Leader

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) and Democratic challenger Elisabeth Jensen took the stage at the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts Monday, Oct. 27 in a debate for the Sixth Congressional District seat.

Televised live by WKYT-TV’s The CW Lexington (Channel 27.2) and moderated by Channel 27 news anchor and political editor Bill Bryant, the debate also aired on WEKU-FM (88.9).

www.kentucky.com / Lexington Herald Leader

Senator Mitch McConnell has accepted an invitation to debate Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Kentucky Educational Television in October. 

Candidates for 4th Cong. District on Kentucky Tonight

Oct 22, 2012

On this week's edition of Kentucky Tonight, host Bill Goodman will talk with candidates in the 4th Congressional District race.  The program, which airs "live" Monday evening on KET, will be re-broadcast Tuesday morning at 11:00 on WEKU.