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School choice advocates rally at the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. They are supporting legislation that would give tax credits to people who donate to scholarship funds for special-needs children or those in low-income homes to attend private schools. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

School choice supporters rally for scholarship tax credit

Jan. 27, 2020 1:47 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — School choice advocates in Kentucky renewed their push Monday to create scholarship tax credits for private schools, a proposal that some public school supporters and the state's new governor oppose. Two Republicans on last year's statewide ballot — state Sen. Ralph Alvarado...

Kentucky prosecutor who urged pardon absent from courtroom

Jan. 25, 2020 4:53 PM EST

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor has been absent from court in the weeks following the release of the letter where he asked former Gov. Matt Bevin to pardon a man convicted of sexual abuse. Two judges in Christian County said there is an agreement between them and Commonwealth's Attorney Rick...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jan. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Bowling Green Daily News on legislation that would tighten parameters on the governor’s pardon powers: Right before former Gov. Matt Bevin left office in early December, he issued a number of controversial pardons that rightfully caused a lot of...

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...