Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Kentucky paid $600K for probe but not known what it produced

Dec. 6, 2019 5:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An Indiana law firm has been paid at least $600,000 by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration for an investigation of former Gov. Steve Beshear's administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader obtained the information through an Open Records Act request to the state Finance and...

Incoming Kentucky AG Cameron makes appointments

Dec. 5, 2019 5:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made appointments of two attorneys to lead his criminal and civil divisions. Cameron announced Wednesday that Amy Burke will serve as an assistant deputy attorney general overseeing the office's criminal justice matters. Burke is...

6 Kentucky counties chosen for post-election audits

Nov. 25, 2019 4:15 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general’s office says six counties have been chosen for post-general election audits. Assistant Deputy Attorney General Michael Wright says the counties selected at random were Boyle, Gallatin, Henderson, Kenton, Oldham and Powell. Kentucky’s...

The Latest: Cameron appoints Pitt to special adviser role

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on appointments by Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has selected outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin’s general counsel for a key job. The incoming Republican attorney general on Wednesday...

AG-elect Cameron says Barry Dunn will serve as deputy AG

Nov. 20, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron says he will appoint Barry Dunn as his deputy attorney general when he takes office as the state’s top prosecutor. Cameron says Dunn’s deep knowledge of state government and his private-sector experience will serve the state...

Some in GOP warn against election challenge in Kentucky

Nov. 7, 2019 7:24 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who lost to Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 GOP gubernatorial primary, is among Republicans suggesting...

Bevin seeks vote recanvass while Beshear starts transition

Nov. 7, 2019 5:32 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, said he's confident in...

The Latest: Bevin: Recanvass of votes to ensure 'integrity'

Nov. 6, 2019 5:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's race for governor (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he asked for a recanvass of Tuesday's election results in order to make sure there is "integrity in the process." The election results currently show the Republican incumbent trailing...

Kentucky elects first African American attorney general

Nov. 5, 2019 11:14 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Daniel Cameron made history in a resounding win in the race for Kentucky attorney general, becoming the first African American in state history to win the office. Cameron, who enjoyed backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump, will be...

AP news guide: Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky

Nov. 5, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin narrowly trailed in his reelection bid Tuesday against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in a race too close to call. Beshear declared victory, but Bevin did not concede the close contest. Despite strong backing from President Donald Trump,...