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Bevin, Beshear wrangle over education in debate

Oct. 15, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger's children to claim his opponent is a "fraud" in promoting public education. Beshear responded...

Bevin, Beshear bicker over gambling, education at debate

Oct. 3, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — In a hard-hitting debate that exposed their mutual rancor, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear traded swipes Thursday over casino gambling and support for higher education in the first of several fall debates leading up to next month’s showdown in...

Kentucky Dem looks to made inroads in pro-Trump coal country

Oct. 2, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) — At the front of a parade through downtown Hazard, Andy Beshear briskly crisscrossed the street to greet more people. The Democratic candidate for governor of Kentucky was mining for support in coal country, where voters have swung to the GOP as coal jobs vanish. Not far behind, a...

New Beshear ad uses Bevin's own words against him

Sep. 23, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Matt Bevin's own words are used against him in a new campaign ad replaying some of the Kentucky Republican governor's harshest criticism of public school teachers for opposing his pension plans. The TV ad by Democratic challenger Andy Beshear debuted statewide Monday. It strikes at...

Today in History

Sep. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2019. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 21, 1985, In North Korea and South Korea, family members who had been separated for decades were allowed to visit each other as both countries opened their borders in an...

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...

New GOP ad takes on Beshear on health care issue

Sep. 6, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new Republican attack ad slams Democrat Andy Beshear for backing the Affordable Care Act and opposing Gov. Matt Bevin's efforts to impose work requirements for some Medicaid recipients — the latest sign that health care looms large in Kentucky's race for governor. The TV ad...

Bevin campaign ad touts job growth during his term

Sep. 4, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state's job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions "ruffled some feathers." The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President...

Kentucky cabinet denies Planned Parenthood abortion license

Aug. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin's administration on Friday denied a license for an abortion clinic at Planned Parenthood's downtown Louisville location. The Courier Journal reports a letter from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said Planned Parenthood illegally performed 23 abortions...