Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Kentucky attorney general rules closed meeting violated law

May. 18, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A ruling from the Kentucky attorney general's office says the state Board of Education violated the Open Meetings Act by discussing in closed session changes to former Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt's contract. WDRB-TV sought the opinion. The station reports the opinion this...

AG: Eastern Kentucky board violated law with secret meeting

May. 4, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general says the Eastern Kentucky Board of Regents violated the state open meetings acts when it held a closed-door session before announcing they'd deal with a $25 million budget shortfall by cutting around 120 jobs. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday...

Beshear: Facebook breach impacted 1.3 million Kentuckians

May. 1, 2018 3:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General says more than 1.3 million Kentuckians were impacted by a privacy breach at Facebook. Andy Beshear said he sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking how many Kentucky residents had their personal information shared with a third party...

Judge denies request to remove AG from pension challenge

Apr. 25, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to have Kentucky's attorney general disqualified from taking part in a lawsuit challenging a new law making changes to the state's pension system. Media reports say Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday turned down the request by Gov....

Kentucky attorney general files fifth opioid lawsuit

Apr. 18, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a fifth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers. Andy Beshear says he has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries Ortho-McNeil and Janssen Pharmaceuticals...

Beshear releases tax returns, asks other officials

Apr. 16, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general released his 2017 tax returns on Monday in another indication he is mulling a challenge to the state's Republican governor in 2019. Andy Beshear released his tax returns on the same day he had to file his annual financial disclosure statement...

Kentucky attorney general, union sues to block pension bill

Apr. 11, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Accusing Republican lawmakers of "trickery," Kentucky's Democratic attorney general asked a judge on Wednesday to throw out a new law that makes changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems. Andy Beshear filed the lawsuit Wednesday morning, less than 24 hours...

Auditor accused of smoking pot in McDonald's drive-thru

Apr. 11, 2018 4:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An auditor in the Kentucky Attorney General's office is accused of smoking marijuana in a McDonald's drive-thru lane. The State Journal reports that 51-year-old Elizabeth Anna Justus was arrested Tuesday and charged with two misdemeanors, following a traffic stop for allegedly failing...