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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....

Bevin may face challenger; Edelen expands Democratic field

Jan. 7, 2019 5:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky lawmaker who bucked his party's leadership on pension legislation might try to block Gov. Matt Bevin's clear path in the state's Republican primary, based on a premature website launch signaling he's preparing to challenge the incumbent governor. And on the Democratic side...

Edelen files paperwork to raise money for governor's race

Jan. 3, 2019 1:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Adam Edelen is returning to Kentucky politics, filing paperwork Thursday to begin a campaign for governor three years after he was defeated for re-election as state auditor. Edelen sent a letter to the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance announcing that he intends to raise and spend...

Kentucky AG opposes ruling striking down health care law

Dec. 17, 2018 1:15 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Heading into a 2019 race for governor, Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General said Monday he will have a "more vocal" role in appealing a recent federal court ruling that struck down a federal law giving government-funded health coverage to more than 400,000 Kentuckians. The Friday...

Kentucky's Medicaid enrollment dips ahead of new rules

Nov. 27, 2018 6:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of expansion because of a poor economy and new eligibility rules, Kentucky's Medicaid population has been steadily declining as more people get jobs that pay them too much to be eligible for government-funded health care. Kentucky's Medicaid enrollment is down "probably...

10,000 lose access in Kentucky to food assistance program

Nov. 21, 2018 6:26 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 10,000 low-income Kentucky adults were removed from a federal program that helps them buy food after they failed to comply with newly reinstated rules requiring them to either get a job or do volunteer work to keep their benefits. The rules for the Supplemental Nutrition...