Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron delivers paperwork to the Secretary of State's office at the Kentucky Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., to put President Donald Trump’s name on the state’s ballot this year. Cameron was joined by other prominent Republicans including state Treasurer Allison Ball and state GOP Chairman Mac Brown. Trump easily carried Kentucky in 2016 and is an overwhelming favorite to do so again this year. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

New AG delivers paperwork to put Trump on Kentucky ballot

Jan. 9, 2020 12:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new Republican attorney general submitted the paperwork Thursday to put President Donald Trump's name on the ballot in Kentucky — a state the president easily carried in 2016 and where he looms as an overwhelming favorite in this year's election. Attorney General...

New Kentucky AG announces group effort to reduce child abuse

Jan. 8, 2020 4:11 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new attorney general has pledged to work with federal and state prosecutors, children's advocates, medical experts and others in an effort to reduce the number of child abuse cases in the state. "We are No. 1 in child abuse and neglect, and that has to stop, especially as...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin looks out at the crowd during a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Lexington, Ky. Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear  in a close race, issued more than 400 pardons, including one for a convicted killer whose family raised campaign money for Bevin. This was one of the top stories in Kentucky in 2019.  (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky AG asks FBI to probe former Gov. Bevin's pardons

Jan. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new Republican attorney general has asked the FBI to investigate a flurry of pardons by former Gov. Matt Bevin. The pardons have drawn criticism from both sides of the political aisle after media reports highlighted some that went to convicts who had wealthy or politically...

Republican Daniel Cameron is sworn in on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in Frankfort, Ky., as the first African-American in Kentucky history to serve as its attorney general. Cameron’s hand is on a Bible being held by his mother, Sandra Cameron, as U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove administers the oath of office. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Cameron becomes Kentucky's first African American AG

Dec. 17, 2019 11:28 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Vowing to be a “voice for the voiceless," Daniel Cameron was sworn in Tuesday as the first African American in Kentucky history to serve as the state's attorney general. Cameron, a protege of U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, becomes the first Republican in 70 years...

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the audience gathered to celebrate his inauguration at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

Dec. 11, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic...

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...