KTRS Fully Funded

The truth is finally coming out about the 2018 budget!  According to the Teacher’s Retirement System itself, DESPITE THE OBJECTION OF EVERY DEMOCRAT IN THE LEGISLATURE, Republicans in the General Assembly allocated the State’s full obligation to the KTRS for the FIRST TIME in over a Decade!  While Democrats may talk the talk, it’s Kentucky Republicans who are keeping their promise to teachers.

For the first time in a decade, the full required contribution for the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Kentucky is included in the biennial budget. That consists of about $2 billion total, including the full $1.09 billion requested in additional funding to address the unfunded liability.

The new budget is on the heels of the two-year spending plan that expires June 30 where TRS received 94 percent of the required contribution.

“These new funds are hugely important for TRS,” Executive Secretary Gary Harbin said. “This keeps the system on the path to full funding. We’re thankful to Gov. Matt Bevin and the legislature for this tremendous support.”

Oliver North to Speak, Aug 3 2018

The Marshall County Republican Party is sponsoring an event featuring Lt Colonel Oliver North who will be the featured speaker at the “Night Before Fancy Farm” at 7pm on Friday, August 3rd. This event will be held at the Lovett Auditorium of Murray State University. Buy your tickets ASAP because seating is limited and tickets are expected to sell quickly.

Advanced tickets are $50
Tickets at the door are $60
VIP tickets are $120

See the flyer below for more details.


McCracken Women – July/August Meetings

The McCracken County Republican Women will be taking a summer break to enjoy some vacation time. We will hold our next meeting the week before Fancy Farm, which will likely be August 2nd or 3rd, depending on what speaker we can get and their schedule. Fancy Farm is Saturday, August 4th. Also, don’t forget the Marshall County Republicans’ Night Before Fancy Farm will feature Oliver North as their speaker. Go to the Marshall County Republican Party’s Facebook page for more information.

Be on the lookout for the next email with the August MCRW meeting’s details and have a great summer!!!

McCracken Women May Meeting

The McCracken County Republican Women’s May lunch will be on Thursday, May 10th, at noon at Olive Garden. Republican candidates have been invited to speak.

Kentucky Voter Registration

Here’s updated data from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. It shows continued increase in the number of Republican party registrations.

Party 2008 General Election March 15, 2018
Democrats 1,662,093 57.2% 1,678,866 50.1%
Republican 1,053,871 36.3% 1,386,009 41.3%
Others 190,845 6.6% 287,122 8.6%
Total 2,906,809 3,351,999


Growth since President Obama’s election in 2008…

Democrats 16,773
Republicans 332,138
Others 96,277


Growth since Governor Bevin’s Inauguration in Dec 2015…

Democrats -2,736
Republicans 117,404
Others 28,982


Growth from March 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018  (1 year)…

Democrats -6,199
Republicans 33,348
Others 9,450


Growth from February 15, 2018 to March 16, 2018   (1 month)…

Democrats 129
Republicans 2,834
Others 772


Open Meeting

We had our open meeting tonight. A lot of people showed up to hear from Republican candidates. We plan to have another open meeting before the general election in November. Visitors were able to hear from the following Republican candidates:

  • Joni Hogancamp, candidate for State House of Representatives
  • Randy Bridges, candidate for State House of Representatives
  • Bill Bartleman, incumbent candidate for county commissioner (district 1)
  • Jeff Parker, candidate for county commissioner (district 2)
  • Eddie Jones, candidate for county commissioner (district 3)
  • Scott Wathen, incumbent candidate for county commissioner (district 3)
  • Tony Veltri, candidate for constable
  • David Knight, candidate for McCracken County Jailer
  • Greg Garrison, candidate for McCracken County Jailer
  • Bobby Dennis, candidate for McCracken County Jailer

The following city commission candidates spoke as well.

  • Brenda McElroy
  • Scott Jackson
  • Mike Reed

A complete list of 2018 Republican candidates is available here.

Republican Open Meeting – March 6


Open Meeting to all registered Republicans.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:30pm
2nd Floor, McCracken County Public Library

West KY Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

The Calloway County Republican Party cordially invites you to the
West Kentucky Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

With the Honorable
U.S. Congressman James Comer
And the Honorable
U.S. Congresswoman Liz Cheney

With GOP Candidates and Officials

Kentucky Senate, Kentucky House, Local
KY Lt Governor, Ag Commissioner, Auditor, Treasurer

March 17, 2018 5:30pm

Murray State University
Curris Center Ballroom

Please order your tickets online

McCracken Women March Meeting

The next meeting of the McCracken County Republican Women will be noon, March 8 at Olive Garden.

McCracken County Republican Women February Meeting

The McCracken County Republican Women will meet on Thursday, February 15th, at noon at Olive Garden, 5150 Hinkleville Road.

117 South 2nd Street, Paducah, KY