Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

With teachers watching, Kentucky court considers pensions

Sep. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor and attorney general, potential opponents in next year's race for governor, clashed before the state's Supreme Court on Thursday as they argued about the future of one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems. The state's Republican-dominated...

Kentucky attorney general investigating election complaint

Sep. 17, 2018 10:10 AM EDT

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A complaint about an election in a Kentucky county is being investigated by the state attorney general. The Daily Independent quotes Boyd County Clerk Debbie Jones in a Sunday report as saying the attorney general's office has contacted her office seeking records. Jones said she...

Attorney general to ask legislature on Catholic Church probe

Sep. 11, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general's office says it will seek the permission of the state legislature to form a grand jury to investigate Catholic dioceses statewide. The move comes on the heels of a state attorney general's report on Pennsylvania Catholic churches that showed church...

Kentucky Attorney General files pension brief with top court

Sep. 10, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a brief with the state Supreme Court about why he thinks a law changing the public pension system is unconstitutional. The state legislature passed SB 151 in April. It would require all new teacher hires to be moved into a...

Attorney General: OK to post list of write-in candidates

Aug. 16, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general says it is OK for election officials to post a list of certified write-in candidates at polling places. The opinion from Democrat Andy Beshear's office could give a boost to at least six current and former teachers running as write-in candidates for the...

Kentucky GOP approves review of Attorney General's office

Aug. 9, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general launched his 2019 campaign for governor last month. Thursday, the Senate Republican Caucus announced a state-funded review of the Attorney General's office. Republican Sen. Danny Carroll insisted those two things are not related. But the final...

Kentucky AG hosting sexual assault kit training

Aug. 3, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is co-hosting a national workshop on helping law enforcement handle of sexual assault forensic kits that have not been submitted for testing. The two-day training session in Louisville on Monday and Tuesday will include the participation of 20...