Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Kentucky attorney general files 7th opioid lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The company's website claimed its product would "enable patients to stay in the workplace, enjoy interaction with family and friends and remain a member of society." But Kentucky's Attorney General is more interested in what the company did not say: Its product was dangerously...

Beshear faces scrutiny for past campaign contributions

Jul. 11, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity. That was two years ago. The money is still there. But now Beshear is...

Beshear announces candidacy for Kentucky governor

Jul. 9, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general have disagreed so often that a judge has had to settle their disputes at least eight times in just 2 1/2 years. Now, voters could finally get a chance to settle the feud next year. Andy Beshear announced Monday he will...

The Latest: Gov. Bevin responds to Beshear's candidacy

Jul. 9, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Andy Beshear's candidacy for Kentucky governor (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says a Democratic rival's candidacy for governor offers voters four more years of corruption and self-dealing. Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday...

Andy Beshear to make announcement on "future of Kentucky"

Jul. 8, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to make an announcement Monday "concerning the future of Kentucky." Beshear says he will make seven stops on a two-day tour through the state beginning Monday morning in Louisville. Beshear, the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, is...

Kentucky AG says state wrong to block access to protesters

Jul. 2, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A legal opinion by the Kentucky Attorney General says state police and the state Finance and Administration Cabinet violated the law by limiting access to a group of protesters who repeatedly demonstrated at the capitol. Attorney General Andy Beshear says the agencies failed to...

Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

Jun. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer in a case voters are likely to see in political ads for next year's race for governor. A federal jury said James Sullivan was trying to bribe Deputy Attorney General Tim Longmeyer in March of...

AG: Reverses course on use of canteen funds for jail cameras

Jun. 18, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general's office has reversed course on whether jail canteen funds can be used to purchase security cameras in jails. AG spokesman Terry Sebastian said Monday an updated opinion will say such purchases are permissible. He says the AG's office overlooked a new...

Kentucky attorney general files sixth opioid lawsuit

Jun. 14, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in Boone Circuit Court. Beshear says Deerfield,...

Judge weighs whether lawmakers can revive dead legislation

Jun. 7, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has lots of abandoned private sewer systems causing problems for homeowners. To fix this, a state lawmaker sponsored a bill to let local governments buy these systems, even if they are outside the government's boundaries. But when lawmakers gutted the 11-page sewer bill and...