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Edelen: Tough primary will make Beshear a better candidate

Jun. 26, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vanquished gubernatorial hopeful Adam Edelen is predicting that his primary campaign attacks will make Andy Beshear a tougher nominee in the Democrats' quest to unseat Kentucky's Republican governor in November. Beshear and Edelen downplayed their bitter spring rivalry as they...

Delayed Kentucky internet project faces new squirrel setback

Jun. 19, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an "abundance" of squirrels have chewed through wiring. The Courier-Journal reports lawmakers in the state's capitol questioned reports of ravenous squirrels Tuesday,...

Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

May. 23, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign. Barely half of Republicans casting votes Tuesday chose to support...

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

May. 22, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future. The drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy...

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

May. 21, 2019 10:36 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin cleared his first hurdle toward a second term but had to fend off a strong primary challenge Tuesday, setting up a long-anticipated showdown with his arch-nemesis — Democrat Andy Beshear — that will settle the feud they've fought in...

Cameron wins GOP nomination for Kentucky attorney general

May. 21, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Daniel Cameron, a political newcomer and former aide to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, has won the Republican primary for Kentucky attorney general. Cameron defeated state Sen. Wil Schroder, a former prosecutor from northern Kentucky. Cameron has served as McConnell's lawyer and assisted...

The Latest: Donahue wins Ky. Democratic auditor nomination

May. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on voting in Kentucky's primary election Tuesday (all times local): 9 p.m. Sheri Donahue has won the Democratic nomination for Kentucky auditor. The Louisville cybersecurity professional from Jefferson County says she ran to rebuild faith in Kentucky's government and will...

The Latest: Kentucky AG Beshear wins Democratic gov. primary

May. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Kentucky's primary election (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Attorney General Andy Beshear has won the Democratic nomination for governor in Kentucky, setting up a showdown with his political nemesis — Republican incumbent Matt Bevin. In Tuesday's primary election,...

Governor, attorney general among statewide races in Kentucky

May. 20, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary election are seeking party nominations in the governor, attorney general, secretary of state and other statewide races. More than 3.4 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, and Election Day polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. local...