Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Former pilot gets life sentence in killing of 3 neighbors

Sep. 03, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A former Army major accused of killing three neighbors to eliminate a witness in a court-martial has been sentenced to life in prison, Kentucky’s attorney general said. Christian Richard Martin will not be eligible for parole, according to a...

Kentucky politicians feud over governor's school mask order

Aug. 11, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor first tried a softer approach, recommending masks in schools as the delta variant sent coronavirus cases climbing. When the advice went unheeded in some school districts, he ordered that masks be worn as the surge worsened. ...

Kentucky AG criticizes governor's handling of COVID crisis

Aug. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican attorney general lambasted the Democratic governor for pursuing what he said was a “go-it-alone strategy” to combat the spread of COVID-19, as the political rivals await a pivotal court ruling in a case testing the governor's executive powers....

AG: Breonna Taylor grand jury 'ultimately decided' charges

Aug. 05, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general who investigated the Breonna Taylor case responded to months of blistering criticism by saying the decision not to charge any police officers in her death was “ultimately” in the grand jury’s hands, though some jurors have complained...

Former commonwealth's attorney joining Kentucky AG's office

Jul. 27, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former commonwealth's attorney from southern Kentucky has been appointed to a post in the attorney general's office. Attorney General Daniel Cameron chose Eddy F. Montgomery as director of the Office of Special Prosecutions. Montgomery was...

Cameron outlines opioid settlement's impact on Kentucky

Jul. 21, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky stands to eventually reap more than $460 million to combat its opioid-addiction woes as its share from a possible $26 billion settlement with several pharmaceutical companies, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Wednesday. Cameron laid...

Parole board shakeup comes amid dispute over new rule

Jun. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has replaced the Kentucky Parole Board's chairwoman after a backlash against its recent policy change, which would have given dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. ...