Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Opinion: Regulation restricting access to Capitol is invalid

Feb. 7, 2019 6:37 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new regulation by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration that restricts public access to Kentucky's Capitol complex was deemed invalid Thursday by the state's Democratic attorney general. The advisory legal opinion from Attorney General Andy Beshear's office — which...

Kentucky attorney general warns abortion bill is unlawful

Jan. 31, 2019 6:51 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Running for governor in a socially conservative state, Kentucky's Democratic attorney general sent a letter to legislative leaders Thursday declaring a proposed bill to ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat is unconstitutional. Andy Beshear said an effort to challenge...

Bevin files for re-election, but with a new running mate

Jan. 25, 2019 7:02 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday that he will replace his trailblazing lieutenant governor, choosing to seek a second term with a Republican state senator who made history as the first Hispanic elected to the state legislature. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton became the first black...

The Latest: Bevin picks Alvarado as 2019 running mate

Jan. 25, 2019 4:33 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky 2019 election filings (all times local): 4:22 p.m. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has filed for re-election but this time with a different running mate. Bevin filed paperwork to run for governor this year with Republican state Sen. Ralph Alvarado. Alvarado replaces...

Cameron files to run for attorney general in Kentucky

Jan. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former University of Louisville football player and lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed to run for attorney general in Kentucky, setting up a primary with a powerful state senator. Daniel Cameron filed paperwork Tuesday to seek the Republican nomination...

Beshear files for governor, urges opponents to release taxes

Jan. 15, 2019 8:57 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other...

Former lobbyist in Kentucky gets nearly 3 years for bribery

Jan. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Democratic lobbyist convicted of bribing a top official in the Kentucky attorney general's office was sentenced on Thursday to more than 2 ½ years in prison. James Sullivan received two years and nine months and was fined $25,000 by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell....

Former McConnell lawyer to raise money for AG race

Jan. 8, 2019 1:27 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former lawyer for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he intends to campaign for Kentucky attorney general. Daniel Jay Cameron filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Tuesday. The letter says he intends to start raising and spending...

Some Kentucky mortgage borrowers eligible for payments

Jan. 2, 2019 5:00 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General is asking people who faced foreclosures from a New Jersey-based mortgage company to sign on to a multistate settlement. Andy Beshear was one of 49 state attorneys general who reached a $45 million settlement in 2018 with PHH Mortgage Company over...

Stumbo says he'll run for attorney general

Dec. 30, 2018 1:58 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky lawmaker and state attorney general says he'll run again next year to serve as the state's top elected law enforcement official. Greg Stumbo told WKYT-TV on Saturday that he will run for attorney general. He is the first Democrat to announce for the office. Stumbo...