Latest Matt Bevin News

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Jul. 19, 2018 8:19 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been abruptly cut at the start of July after a federal judge...

Gov. Bevin extends contract to investigate predecessor

Jul. 18, 2018 10:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has extended a contract with an Indiana law firm to investigate corruption in his Democratic predecessor's administration. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the potential cost to Kentucky taxpayers for Bevin's investigation of...

Chess club not dwelling on controversial Bevin remarks

Jul. 15, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — While Gov. Matt Bevin's controversial remarks this month about the West Louisville Chess Club sparked a backlash in the community, fifth-grader Keyaira Thompson wasn't giving it too much thought. She just wanted to win against her older sister, Kaleisha. When asked who would win in a...

Beshear faces scrutiny for past campaign contributions

Jul. 11, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity. That was two years ago. The money is still there. But now Beshear is...

Protesters allowed inside Kentucky Capitol

Jul. 10, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than a dozen protesters smiled and kissed the floor of the Kentucky Capitol after State Police officers let them enter the building Tuesday following weeks of protests. "I was praising God and yes, I kissed the ground," said Tayna Fogle. "This is our house and we gained entry...

Beshear announces candidacy for Kentucky governor

Jul. 9, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general have disagreed so often that a judge has had to settle their disputes at least eight times in just 2 1/2 years. Now, voters could finally get a chance to settle the feud next year. Andy Beshear announced Monday he will...

The Latest: Gov. Bevin responds to Beshear's candidacy

Jul. 9, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Andy Beshear's candidacy for Kentucky governor (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says a Democratic rival's candidacy for governor offers voters four more years of corruption and self-dealing. Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday...

Development districts sue Bevin administration over $867K

Jul. 6, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit from regional development groups says Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration withheld funds after the Republican governor issued a budget reduction order for most state agencies last year. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports seven of Kentucky's 15 Area Development...

Bevin administration ordered to pay for withholding records

Jul. 6, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has been ordered to pay the Courier Journal's legal cost because it refused to release public records identifying shareholders of a company planning to build a state-subsidized $1.5 billion aluminum rolling mill near Ashland. The newspaper...

Kentucky governor creates Economic Opportunity Commission

Jul. 5, 2018 5:25 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new commission created by Gov. Matt Bevin will look at creating economic opportunities for Kentuckians. Bevin's office says the Economic Opportunity Commission will consist of 12 voting members appointed by the governor. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will serve in an ex officio capacity....