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Trump campaign press secretary to attend Kentucky GOP event

Jul. 18, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican officials say the national press secretary for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign will attend a GOP dinner next month in Lexington. The state GOP says Kayleigh McEnany will be a special guest at the annual Lincoln Dinner scheduled for Aug. 17. She...

Kentucky governor says Trump is 'absolutely not' a racist

Jul. 17, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump is "absolutely not" a racist, Kentucky's strongly pro-Trump governor said Wednesday while sidestepping questions about the president's tweet declaring that four congresswomen of color should go back to the countries from which they came. Gov. Matt Bevin drew...

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...

Gov. Bevin: Special session on pensions to start Friday

Jul. 15, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A long-anticipated special legislative session will convene later this week in an effort to deliver relief for regional universities and quasi-governmental agencies strapped by surging pension costs, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday. Lawmakers will meet starting at 8 a.m....

Kentucky Democrats' pension fix plans seek bipartisanship

Jul. 11, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the Kentucky House are making a play for bipartisanship with new state pension repair proposals. House Minority Leader Rocky Adkins said Thursday that Democrats are acting "in good faith" with two proposals to try "to work a way forward." Adkins says leaders in...

Beshear releases plan to boost veterans' job opportunities

Jul. 2, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear released a plan Tuesday to improve job opportunities for military veterans in his first major policy rollout as his party's nominee for Kentucky governor. Beshear said his plan will increase access to job-skills training for veterans. The state's attorney general...

Kentucky gov, AG clash over office space amid gov race match

Jun. 29, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear are fighting over Capitol office space as they clash in the race for governor. Through a public records request, the Lexington Herald-Leader obtained a June 26 letter in which Finance and Administration...

Court lets stand Kentucky abortion law on ultrasounds

Jun. 28, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday it won't reconsider a ruling that upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. Kentucky's anti-abortion governor, Republican Matt Bevin, hailed the decision. The American Civil...

Bevin's loan boosts his reelection campaign effort

Jun. 28, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin put $2 million of his own money into his reelection campaign last month in preparation for his November showdown with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. Bevin made the hefty loan the day before Kentucky's May 21 primary election, according to his...

Gubernatorial candidates make pitches to county leaders

Jun. 28, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin offered an election-year sweetener to Kentucky's coal-county leaders on Friday, saying he'll push to return 100% of coal severance tax revenues to their counties if he gets the chance to submit another budget proposal to lawmakers. His Democratic challenger, Andy Beshear, noted that...