Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

AG's office offering hotline to report election violations

Oct. 31, 2018 4:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general says a hotline has been set up for people to report violations of state election laws. Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office's hotline is available during regular business hours and open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Eastern time) on Election Day next...

Kentucky attorney general announces 8th opioid lawsuit

Oct. 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has sued a pharmaceutical company, accusing it of contributing to the state's opioid epidemic. Beshear says he has sued Pennsylvania-based Teva for marketing its products to treat chronic pain despite the drugs being approved for treating pain in...

5-year term for trying to buy child sex with money and meth

Oct. 25, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kansas man who prosecutors say tried to purchase a child online for $500 and some meth has been sentenced to five years in prison. News outlets report 49-year-old Ernest Anziana was sentenced Friday. Franklin Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Zach Becker previously said Anziana was...

Man accused of messaging children sexual images on Facebook

Oct. 12, 2018 2:46 PM EDT

DRY RIDGE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says a man is accused of exchanging sexual images with children over the Facebook Messenger app. Beshear tells news outlets in a Thursday statement that 25-year-old Tyler Lee Day was arrested Monday in Dry Ridge. Beshear's office had investigated...

Kentucky attorney general endorses special grand jury idea

Sep. 25, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general has endorsed the idea of a new law that would let him use a special grand jury to investigate crimes that cross county lines, a step that could give him heightened powers to probe suspected clergy abuse. Democrat Andy Beshear said the proposal was prompted...

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...