An independent expenditure is defined by statute as follows:
[T]he expenditure of money or other things of value for a communication which expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or slate of candidates, and which is made without any coordination, consultation, or cooperation with any candidate or slate of candidates, campaign committee, or any authorized person acting on behalf of them, and which is not made in concert with or at the request or suggestion of any candidate or slate of candidates, campaign committee, or any authorized person acting on behalf of any of them. KRS 121.015(12)
Independent expenditures are not subject to any limits, but are subject to reporting requirements. Individuals, committees and other groups who make independent expenditures exceeding $500 in the aggregate in any one election are required to report directly to the Registry.
Report of an Independent Expenditure - KREF 013 (.pdf 412kb)
Independent Expenditures (.pdf 36kb)