Latest Matt Bevin News

Retired judge responds to Kentucky governor's criticism

Jan. 17, 2019 12:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When the Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously struck down a pension law he had signed last year, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin called it an "unprecedented power grab by activist judges." Thursday, the judge who wrote the ruling fired back. In an Op-Ed sent to various news outlets,...

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...

Hampton says she wants to run with Bevin for re-election

Jan. 15, 2019 5:52 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she wants another term in office, but Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has not said if he will keep her. Jenean Hampton told the Bowling Green Daily News in an exclusive interview she believes she has done a "fantastic job" and would be "a shoo-in."...

Kentucky's governor will highlight GOP dinner in Ohio

Jan. 13, 2019 10:06 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio Republican party is featuring neighboring Kentucky's governor at an annual dinner. The Hamilton County GOP has announced that Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will speak March 14 at its Lincoln-Reagan dinner at Cincinnati's Music Hall. Details will be made public later. The...

Bevin says he can work with new Ohio governor to fix bridge

Jan. 11, 2019 12:26 PM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio's incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Bevin told news outlets Thursday that he's confident he and Gov.-elect Mike DeWine can find a...

Amid growing pressure, Kentucky governor vows to run in 2019

Jan. 10, 2019 9:44 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Facing a restless group of challengers in both parties, Kentucky's Republican governor sought to reassure nervous Republicans on Thursday that he would run for a second term in 2019 despite slow-walking a campaign for an election that is less than 11 months away. Gov. Matt Bevin has...

Lawmaker hopes state's action lead to demise of Roe v. Wade

Jan. 10, 2019 6:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases and lawmakers considering tougher restrictions almost certain to draw a legal challenge, a leading Republican senator said Thursday that he hopes the state's actions lead to a Supreme Court review of the Roe v. Wade ruling....

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....

Fetal heartbeat: New abortion-related fight in Kentucky

Jan. 9, 2019 5:39 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Already mired in three lawsuits over abortion restrictions, Kentucky lawmakers are ratcheting up the stakes with a new bill to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. As a new legislative session opens, the measure appeared to be on a fast track in the...

Ky. governor appoints new Judge executive in Nicholas County

Jan. 9, 2019 4:46 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new Judge executive in northeastern Kentucky. Roscoe Higginbotham will be the new top county official in Nicholas County. The county's previous Judge executive, Mike Pryor, died in December following a short illness. Higginbotham is a Marine and veteran...