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Report: Former aluminum mill CEO misled investors, board

Apr. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The former CEO of a Kentucky aluminum company planning to build a plant in Appalachia misled potential investors and the company’s board and even tried to fool journalists visiting the construction site, according to a report. The report, written by a law firm as a part of a...

This photo provided by Laurel County Corrections shows Kentucky State Rep. Robert Goforth.  Goforth, who challenged the state’s governor in last year’s Republican primary was arrested on strangulation and assault charges. Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s office in his hometown of East Bernstadt, according to the Laurel County jail.   (Laurel County Corrections via AP)

Kentucky lawmaker who ran for governor faces assault charge

Apr. 21, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who ran for Kentucky governor last year was arrested Tuesday after a woman accused him of choking her with an ethernet cable and trying to “hog tie" her during a domestic dispute. State Rep. Robert Goforth was arrested by the Laurel County sheriff’s...

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2019, file photo, Kentucky then Attorney General-Elect Daniel Cameron addresses community members at the dedication of a Recovery Community Center in Manchester, Ky. The anti-abortion attorney general is embracing the opportunity to regulate abortion clinics. State lawmakers gave Cameron that new power before ending this year's legislative session, Wednesday, April 15, 2020, but he might not get to wield that authority. The bill goes next to Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Abortion opponents send bill to Kentucky governor

Apr. 16, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Kentucky moved this week to give the state's anti-abortion attorney general authority to regulate abortion clinics, but they may have acted too late if the state's new Democratic governor objects. The legislature passed the bill late Wednesday, on the last day...

Lawmakers send crime victims' rights proposal to ballot

Apr. 14, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A proposal to add a series of crime victims' rights to Kentucky's Constitution was advanced to the statewide ballot during a flurry of action by state lawmakers Tuesday. The Republican-led legislature returned to the state Capitol for its wrap-up session as many Kentucky residents...

Kentucky offender let out of prison by Bevin charged by feds

Apr. 7, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who had sex crime convictions commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin last year has been charged by federal prosecutors with producing child pornography. The new charge against Dayton Jones stems from events that led to sodomy and other charges against him by Kentucky...