The 2016 Primary is Here for Kentucky!

Tomorrow, May 17th is the Republican Primary. Yes, we voted for President in the Kentucky Caucus, but now it’s time to vote for our State Representative, our State Senator, and our U.S. Senator.

Remember, there is no Democratic Opposition for the State Senator candidates – so one of the individuals running on the Republican Ballot WILL BE our next State Senator, representing Boyle, Lincoln and Pulaski Counties!

Please see the sample ballot below to determine your choice and get out the vote tomorrow!

May 17 Sample Ballot for 2016 Primary in Kentucky

Photos From The Town Hall in Danville, KY

On Monday evening, May 2nd, at 6:30 the Centre College Student Republicans, Boyle County Farm Bureau and the Boyle Cattleman’s association, in cooperation with the Boyle County Republican Party, sponsored a forum featuring all four candidates for the 15th Senate District.

Here are a few photos from the event:

2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention Recap

The 2016 Kentucky Republican State Convention was held Saturday, April 23rd in Lexington.  Attending as delegates from Boyle County were Mike Harmon, Bernie Hunstad, Stephen Knight, Tom Tye, and George Coomer.  Although several items were on the agenda, the most important was the selection of delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland, Ohio.  Of the 2,472 total Republican delegates at the GOP National Convention, 46 will represent the state of Kentucky.  On the list of delegates, there are four individuals either from Boyle County or with Boyle County roots: State Auditor Mike Harmon, Tom Tye, Laura La Rue (Crawford) from Hardin County, and Carol Rogers (Goggin) from Fayette County.

An album of all photos taken at the convention by Boyle County Delegate Stephen Knight can be found on the Boyle County Republican Party Facebook page.

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Kentucky State Representative Kim King opens the Convention with prayer.

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2nd Congressional District Nominates Delegates and Alternates

2016 Kentucky 2nd Congressional District Convention

On Saturday, April 16th, five delegates and alternate delegates from the Boyle County Republican party traveled to Bowling Green to participate in the 2nd Congressional District GOP Convention. These delegates had been elected in the Boyle County Republican Mass Meeting held on March 10th.

Those in attendance at the 2nd District Convention included: Stephen Knight (Committee on Permanent Organization), George Coomer (Rules Committee), Mike Harmon (Credentials Committee), James Monroe (Resolutions Committee), and Tom Tye (Nominations Committee).

The 2nd Congressional District is comprised of the west central portion of Kentucky. Of the state’s 46 total delegates at the Republican National Convention, three will represent the 2nd District.

Nominated and elected as delegates or alternate delegates to the Republican National Convention from the 2nd District were:

  • Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton – Delegate
  • Todd Inman, Davis Co. – Delegate
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Delegate
  • Harry Barry, Hardin Co. – Alternate
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Alternate
  • Steve Hesselbrock, Spencer Co. – Alternate

The intent of the nomination committee was to select delegates and alternates to represent the breadth of the 2nd District.

Additionally, over the course of the meeting the following individuals were selected as Permanent Committee members:

  • Shaska Hines, Edmonston Co. – Credentials Committee
  • Aaron Whitten, Grayson Co. – Resolutions Committee
  • Greg Goatley, Washington Co. – Rules Committee
  • Jim Skaggs, Warren Co. – Nominations Committee
  • Tom Tye, Boyle Co. – Committee on Permanent Organization

These individuals will join their counter parts from the other five districts in Kentucky for the State Convention taking place on Saturday, April 23, in Lexington and will bear the responsibility of nominating the final delegates for Kentucky.

The 2016 Republican National Convention is slated to take place July 18th through the 21st at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Additional information on the National GOP Convention can be found here.

Boyle County Mass Meeting Announced

GOP Mass MeetingThe Boyle County Republican Party will hold a County Mass Meeting on Thursday, March 10th, at 6:30 pm at Inter-County RECC on 1009 Hustonville Road for the purpose of electing 5 delegates and 5 alternates to attend the Second Congressional District (April 16th in Bowling Green) and State Conventions (April 23rd in Lexington).

The purpose of the District and State Convention is to elect Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the National Convention. (Please note that the state rules were changed to elect Party Officers in 2017.)

We hope you will all plan to attend!

The Caucus is a Week Away!

7 Days til the CaucusIf you haven’t already marked your calendars, you need to do so now! The First EVER Republican Presidential Caucus in Kentucky will be held on:

March 5th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Boyle County High School

We hope to have every Republican in Boyle County will come out to have their vote for President counted! The entire nation will be watching what we do right here in Kentucky! Your vote has never mattered more.

While at the caucus you can get information from candidates will be running in the special election and in the primary on May 17th, 2016. Representatives from the Presidential Candidates’ Campaigns may also set up tables. We will also have registration information for anyone who wishes to register Republican. (Please note, that you had to be registered by December 31st to vote in the Caucus — but getting registered now will get you ready for the next time!)

You can arrive any time after 10 a.m. and before 4 p.m. — but don’t be late! Anyone in line at 4 p.m. will be allowed to vote, but anyone arriving after 4 p.m. will not be able to participate.

Our Neighbors in nearby counties will vote in their own counties at these locations:

  • Casey County will vote at the Ag Expo Center
  • Lincoln County will caucus at the Lincoln County Public Library
  • Mercer County residents will cast their ballot at Mercer County High School
  • Garrard County will caucus at the Garrard County Courthouse

If you have any questions about who is still running in the Republican race, if you live outside these counties and want to know where you should vote in the Kentucky Caucus, or if you have other questions about the Kentucky Republican Caucus and how it works, visit KYCaucus.com for the answers.

Casey County Republican’s Lincoln Day Dinner

Casey County GOP Lincoln Day DinnerOur fellow Republicans are hosting their Lincoln Day Dinner at the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center on South US 127 at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26th. The seats are limited, so if you are interested in attending, please contact William Wethington at 606-303-2235. Tickets are $30.00.

Please attend and tell others to support the Casey County GOP as well!

How Is the Money I Give On My Taxes to A Political Party Used?

GOP Tax Time Funding Request

In Boyle County

We have done an amazing job of growing the party over the last couple years. Cheers to each and every one of our conservative folks in Boyle County! There is a way that all these extra new Republicans can help us to continue our good work here… by checking the box on your State Tax Return. Last year, approximately 250 people did so, this year, since we added hundreds more to our Republican rolls… we hope to have at least double that number.

So, if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to “check” the Republican box on your return.

Here’s how it works:

Giving To a Political Party On Your State Return

If you check the YES box on your Kentucky State Income Tax Return, that money will be used to support your party of choice locally. $1.50 will go to the state political party and fifty cents will go to the county political party where you reside.

  • Spouses can designate $2 each on joint returns.
  • Checking this box does not increase your tax owed.
  • Checking this box does not reduce the amount of your refund.

For more information on this, see the instructions for your State Tax Return.

Giving To a Political Party On Your Federal Return

If you check the YES box on your federal tax return in response to the question, “Do you want $3 of your federal tax to go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund?” – that money will go to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund. Every four years (the election cycle for President), the federal government distributes money from this fund to National Party Committees and to qualified Presidential candidates for use in the Presidential Elections.

Checking “yes” does not reduce the amount you get on a refund and it does not increase your tax burden — it is a way to designate how your tax dollars will be used.

  • Presidential Nominees from the Republican and Democrat parties receive a fixed amount of the money marked for this fund and Nominees from other political parties can receive smaller amounts from this fund if they are able to secure 5% or more of the vote.
  • Primary Candidates – Presidential primary candidates can get matching dollars from this fund for monies they raise.
  • The Party National Conventions receive funds to cover the cost of their conventions to select their Presidential candidates.

For more information on how these federal “checkbox” funds are used, visit the Federal Elections Commission site.

Gov. Matt Bevin Coming to Danville To Support 54th District Special Election Candidate Daniel Elliot

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Governor Matt Bevin with Boyle County Republican Chair, Tom Tye

On Monday, February 8th, Governor Matt Bevin will be coming to Danville, KY to lend his support to our 54th District Republican Candidate for State Representative, Daniel Elliott. The Governor will be attending a fundraiser for Elliott in the evening.

While in town, the Governor is tentatively scheduled to visit local sites including Dana Corporation and the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) and to meet with local officials.

The Boyle County Republican Party is honored by the support of the Governor during this important special election and looks forward to his visit.

Elliott is running for the 54th District Kentucky House of Representatives seat vacated by Mike Harmon, when he became our Republican State Auditor. The event, to be held at the home of Tim Montgomery from 6-7:30 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets to this fundraiser may be purchased by calling Marissa at 270-321-2882 or emailing her at Marissa.Espinosa@me.com.