Latest Frankfort News

The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate's father

Sep. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky's secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 challenge of...

Kentucky governor wins round in legal battle with lieutenant

Sep. 9, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor won the first round of a legal fight with his former running mate Monday as a judge turned down Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton's request to immediately reinstate her top two aides. Hampton presented a "substantial legal question" in challenging the dismissal of her...

Court lets Purdue Pharma court records be made public

Aug. 26, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The secret testimony from former Purdue Pharma President Richard Sackler and other records in a Kentucky opioids lawsuit must be made public after the state Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling. The court record was sealed in 2015 as part of a $24 million settlement...

Kentucky's governor-lieutenant governor spat goes to court

Aug. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An extraordinary legal fight between Kentucky's governor and lieutenant governor over a staffing dispute was described in court Monday by the governor's lawyer as a minor disagreement among friends. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who attended the hearing in state court, disputed that...

Kentucky political feud bursts into public ahead of election

Aug. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A feud at the top of Kentucky's government escalated into an extraordinary legal battle Thursday when the governor was sued by his hand-picked lieutenant governor over a bitter staffing dispute. The fight erupted deep into Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection efforts and muddied his...