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With governor's reprieve, man released after murder-for-hire

Jan. 17, 2020 6:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who was serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire plot in Tennessee is out of prison and on parole after the former governor granted him a reprieve. Jeremy Ingram was released from Morgan County Correctional Complex on Friday, according Tennessee Department of...

Key Kentucky lawmaker suggests creating pardons commission

Jan. 15, 2020 5:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After a much-criticized flurry of last-minute pardons by ex-Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers predicted Wednesday that lawmakers will try to modify the pardon process. The process has drawn intense scrutiny since Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of pardons...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers the State of the Commonwealth Address to a joint session of the state legislature at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Kentucky governor reaffirms support for teacher pay raise

Jan. 14, 2020 9:32 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear reaffirmed his support for a teachers' pay raise and made a pitch to overhaul a criminal-justice system soaking up too much of the state's money as he delivered his first State of the Commonwealth speech to the Republican-dominated legislature. Speaking to a...

Kentucky clinic given OK to apply for abortion license

Jan. 14, 2020 5:11 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are inviting a Planned Parenthood clinic to apply for a license to perform abortions after it was denied by former Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. If a license is approved for the Louisville clinic, it would become only the second abortion provider in the state....

Kentucky congressman draws challenge from prominent attorney

Jan. 10, 2020 6:12 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Todd McMurtry, an attorney who represented a Kentucky student embroiled in media lawsuits after a viral encounter with a Native American activist, stepped forward Friday to challenge U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, setting up an intraparty fight in a solidly Republican congressional...

Beshear administration seeks Medicaid contract proposals

Jan. 10, 2020 5:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear's administration issued a request for proposals Friday for Medicaid managed care contracts after Beshear canceled contracts awarded by former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration near the end of Bevin's term last year. Contracts with Aetna...

Beshear restores workplace safety board abolished by Bevin

Jan. 10, 2020 1:36 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear is restoring a workplace safety board that was abolished by former Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear said on Friday the move to reestablish the 12-member Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is an effort to strengthen safety in the workplace. Bevin used an...

Bills respond to Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons

Jan. 10, 2020 1:05 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to former Gov. Matt Bevin's flurry of last-minute pardons, Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would put checks on gubernatorial pardon powers and ensure victims are notified before their assailants are given clemency. Bevin, a Republican, issued hundreds of...

Immigration surfaces as issue in Kentucky legislature

Jan. 9, 2020 5:22 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The volatile illegal immigration issue has reached into the Kentucky legislature with a Republican-backed bill aimed at preventing sanctuary policies at the local level and requiring most public employees to use their “best efforts" to help enforce federal immigration laws. A...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron delivers paperwork to the Secretary of State's office at the Kentucky Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., to put President Donald Trump’s name on the state’s ballot this year. Cameron was joined by other prominent Republicans including state Treasurer Allison Ball and state GOP Chairman Mac Brown. Trump easily carried Kentucky in 2016 and is an overwhelming favorite to do so again this year. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

New AG delivers paperwork to put Trump on Kentucky ballot

Jan. 9, 2020 12:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's new Republican attorney general submitted the paperwork Thursday to put President Donald Trump's name on the ballot in Kentucky — a state the president easily carried in 2016 and where he looms as an overwhelming favorite in this year's election. Attorney General...