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Kentucky governor faces pushback over use of state aircraft

Sep. 20, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin...

Beshear releases plan aimed at boosting Kentucky tourism

Sep. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear on Thursday released a plan aimed at making Kentucky a bigger tourism destination as a way to build economic growth. Beshear's plan calls for a new marketing campaign focused on attracting tourists from nearby states. Those marketing...

Humana co-founder David Jones Sr. dies

Sep. 18, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

David A. Jones Sr., who borrowed $1,000 to launch a nursing home company that grew into the $37 billion health insurance and health care giant Humana Inc., died Wednesday at age 88. Jones, an amateur boxer in his youth, was a staunch defender of for-profit health care and became known for his civic-mindedness in...

Bevin plays up immigration, abortion in new ads

Sep. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reinserting immigration into his reelection campaign, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has embraced an issue Donald Trump rode to the presidency while acknowledging that illegal immigration isn't "a huge issue" for a state that lies far from the nation's borders. Bevin's campaign...

Beshear wins endorsement from Fraternal Order of Police

Sep. 16, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has won an endorsement from the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. Beshear has stressed his record as attorney general in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear says he has worked with law enforcement on...

Bevin-Beshear competition extends to fundraising

Sep. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The bitter competition between Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear spread to the size of their campaign bank accounts Friday. Both sides offered glimpses into their fundraising performances as the governor's race heads toward the pivotal final...

Kentucky candidates focus on abortion, gambling

Sep. 12, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear fought to shift the battleground of their bitter campaign Thursday, both turning to divisive issues to highlight their starkly different visions for Kentucky. Beshear doubled down on his support for expanded gambling as...

Kentucky lawmaker resigns, citing belief in term limits

Sep. 10, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker known for his opposition to abortion and his advocacy for military issues resigned his House seat Tuesday, citing his belief in term limits. State Rep. Tim Moore, R-Elizabethtown, submitted his resignation in a letter to Gov. Matt Bevin. The governor and Moore...

Kentucky governor wins round in legal battle with lieutenant

Sep. 9, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor won the first round of a legal fight with his former running mate Monday as a judge turned down Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton's request to immediately reinstate her top two aides. Hampton presented a "substantial legal question" in challenging the dismissal of her...

Education takes spotlight with Beshear ad, Bevin response

Sep. 9, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Public education grabbed the spotlight in Kentucky's race for governor on Monday as Democratic nominee Andy Beshear and Republican incumbent Matt Bevin exchanged caustic words over whether the state's schools are adequately funded. Beshear initiated the exchange by accusing Bevin in a...