Final Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial debate takes place.

Final Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial debate takes place.

LEXINGTON, KY (WFIE) - Ahead of the state primary, the final debate among the four Democratic candidates for Kentucky governor was Wednesday afternoon.

14 News and its eight Gray Television sister stations serving Kentucky are sponsoring the first in a series of forums called The Kentucky Debate, along with the University of Kentucky Student Government Association and the League of Women Voters of Kentucky.

The was held at the Gatton Student Center at UK in Lexington. House Minority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, Attorney General Andy Beshear, Auditor Adam Edelen and Geoff Young were there.

WAVE 3 News anchor Shannon Cogan moderated the debate alongside WKYT political editor Bill Bryant.

Debate sponsors invited Republican gubernatorial candidates to debate ahead of the primary, but they declined.

The nominees from both parties will be invited to The Kentucky Debate ahead of the general election, on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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