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Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller, foreground left, gives the oath of office to Andy Beshear to become the state's governor in Frankfort, Ky., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Holding the Bible is Beshear's wife, Britainy (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)

Kentucky's new Democratic governor hits the ground running

Dec. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the education commissioner gone; more than 140,000 nonviolent felons' voting rights restored. Now comes the hard...

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear addresses the audience gathered to celebrate his inauguration at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Beshear becomes target of lawsuit claiming abuse of power

Dec. 11, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For nearly four years as Kentucky attorney general, Andy Beshear filed a series of lawsuits accusing then-Gov. Matt Bevin of abusing his executive powers. Now Beshear is being sued by the people he ousted from the state school board on his first day as governor. The new Democratic...

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller, left, gives the oath of office to Andy Beshear to become Kentucky's governor in Frankfort, Ky., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Holding the Bible is Beshear's wife, Britainy. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear, left, and Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman speak with reporters following the concession of incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin in Frankfort, Ky. It's a role that seems scripted for Coleman, as an educator transitioning to the job as a

Kentucky’s next lt. gov: ex-teacher and education advocate

Nov. 27, 2019 3:09 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a role that seems scripted for Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman — as an educator transitioning to the job as a “full partner” in an administration vowing to make public education a top priority. In the days since Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory...

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, and Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton bump fists as they await the swearing in of Jeff Hoover as Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, in Frankfort, Ky.  Hampton is appealing a ruling that concluded Bevin’s office acted within its authority when it fired her top two assistants. Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, says Hampton is appealing the decision to the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Harp said Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, that it’s an important issue that needs to be taken up on appeal. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Kentucky lt. gov. appealing ruling in suit against governor

Nov. 21, 2019 7:13 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Continuing a legal fight at the top of Kentucky’s government, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton is appealing a ruling that concluded Gov. Matt Bevin’s office acted within its authority when firing her top two assistants. Hampton’s attorney, Joshua Harp, filed a notice that...