Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Lawsuit seeks to remove Kentucky AG candidate from ballot

Sep. 17, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging the Republican nominee for Kentucky attorney general has not been a practicing attorney long enough to serve. The suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court by Joseph L. Jackson of Louisville asks that Republican Daniel Cameron's name be removed from the...

Official: Kentucky Cabinet fails to secure coal worker bonds

Aug. 29, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state's Labor Cabinet hasn't secured the necessary bonds from coal companies that would cover wage payments to miners if their employer unexpectedly shuts down, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said. Beshear, a Democrat running for governor, announced on Thursday that his...

Court rules against Beshear in dispute over opioid suits

Aug. 29, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration and lawmakers acted within their authority when rejecting Attorney General Andy Beshear's contract hiring outside lawyers to assist in suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers, the state's Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The...

Coal company compliance over wage bonds under investigation

Aug. 14, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will investigate whether coal companies are posting performance bonds intended to secure employee wages. News outlets report Blackjewel LLC hadn't posted the bond with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet when it filed for bankruptcy July...

Kentucky man arrested on child porn charges for second time

Aug. 14, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man on parole for a child pornography conviction a decade ago was arrested again and charged with 100 counts of possession of child pornography. The Kentucky attorney general's office told news outlets 40-year-old Arthur Eugene Butler had served five years in federal prison...

AG Beshear: Kentucky lt. gov. can hire, fire own staff

Aug. 8, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office is weighing in on the personnel spat between Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. Beshear, Bevin's Democratic opponent in the upcoming governor's race, issued an attorney general's opinion Thursday...

Kentucky AG rules Education Department violated records act

Aug. 6, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Attorney General's Office has ruled the state's Education Department violated the Open Records Act by not properly fulfilling a request for staff sick leave records. The Monday opinion stated the Education Department gave an untimely response to a man named Tyler Fryman,...

Marathon, Speedway settle Kentucky lawsuit over pricing

Jul. 31, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Marathon Petroleum Co. and Speedway have agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Kentucky attorney general's office in 2007 over alleged gasoline price gouging. Attorney General Andy Beshear's office said the companies didn't admit any wrongdoing or...

Trump endorses GOP attorney general candidate in Kentucky

Jul. 30, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has inserted himself into Kentucky's hard-fought campaign for attorney general to endorse the Republican nominee, Daniel Cameron. The Republican president tweeted on Monday that Cameron is a "new star" in the GOP. Trump says Cameron is "tough on crime, strong on...