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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with reporters in Frankfort, Ky as he conceded the gubernatorial race to Democrat challenger Andy Beshear. A lawsuit challenging former Gov.  Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, Gov. Andy Beshear, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement agreement was reached in July, and the parties jointly dismissed the case Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, the ACLU said. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Settlement reached after ex-governor blocked people online

Aug. 6, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A lawsuit challenging former Gov. Matt Bevin's practice of blocking some people on Twitter and Facebook has been settled with the current governor, who has committed to allowing “robust” discourse on the governor's official social media accounts. The settlement with...

Kentucky reports higher number of coronavirus cases

Jul. 29, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky posted higher numbers of coronavirus cases Wednesday, but the governor said the state has avoided a much-larger escalation even as he warned “we are nowhere near out of the woods." The Democratic governor continued to stress compliance with his mask mandate and urged...

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, left, talks about the role of attorney general in Frankfort, Ky., shortly before Daniel Cameron, right, is sworn in as Kentucky's attorney general. Partisan bickering is nothing new in Kentucky, but tensions are ratcheting up as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Beshear, a Democrat, is fending off legal challenges from Cameron, a Republican, over his executive actions during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)

Governor, attorney general feuding over coronavirus actions

Jul. 16, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Partisan bickering is nothing new in Kentucky, but tensions between the governor and attorney general are ratcheting up as a recent spike in coronavirus cases continues. This time it's a Democratic governor, Andy Beshear, fending off legal challenges from the Republican attorney...

Beshear: Reviving insurance exchange to reap bigger savings

Jul. 14, 2020 4:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Relaunching Kentucky's health insurance exchange to allow people to sign up for health coverage will result in bigger savings than anticipated, Gov. Andy Beshear says. Kentuckians now using the federal site to obtain health coverage pay about $9 million to $10 million a year to the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. McGrath, The Ex-Marine pilot who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic contest to determine who challenges Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

McConnell, GOP congressmen win Kentucky primaries

Jun. 23, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Presidential primaries topped the ballot Tuesday, but there were several others races being decided in Kentucky including party nominations for a U.S. Senate seat. Other contested races on the ballot include five U.S. House seats, 11 contested legislative primaries and a Kentucky...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. McGrath, The Ex-Marine pilot who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic contest to determine who challenges Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Senate, House races among decisions in Kentucky primary

Jun. 19, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Presidential primaries may top the ballot June 23, but there are several others races to be decided in Kentucky including party nominations for a U.S. Senate seat. Other contested races on the ballot include five U.S. House seats, 11 contested legislative primaries and a Kentucky...

Lingering jobless claims cause headache for the governor

Jun. 18, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The plight of Kentuckians still in limbo in seeking unemployment benefits has become a major political headache for the state's Democratic governor, opening him up to criticism Thursday from Republican leaders who have given him considerable latitude in handling the coronavirus...

FILE - In a Sunday, May 3, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear walks through the state's Emergency Operations Center at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky., on his way to a news conference to provide an update on coronavirus in the state. Gov. Andy Beshear has announced plans to bring back Kentucky's health insurance exchange. The exchange was dismantled by his Republican predecessor. Beshear notified federal officials of his plans to revive the state-based exchange at the start of 2022.  (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky governor seeks to revive health insurance exchange

Jun. 17, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reversing his Republican predecessor, Kentucky's Democratic governor announced plans to bring back a health insurance program his father started that was credited with signing up hundreds of thousands of people for coverage before it was dismantled. Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks during a news conference concerning the coronavirus, at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Monday, May 11, 2020. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

Kentucky governor looks to address racial inequities

Jun. 12, 2020 10:59 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Juggling dual crises he had no way of anticipating, Kentucky's new governor has moved to take on deeply-rooted racial inequities as he grapples with fallout from a global pandemic and the fatal shooting of a black woman by Louisville police. Six months into his term, Democratic Gov....

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 10, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 8 The State Journal on removing a statue of Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederacy, from the Capitol Rotunda: It seems every time racial tensions reach a boiling point, Kentuckians engage in an age-old debate over whether the statue honoring...