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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin delivers the State of the Commonwealth address to a joint session of the state legislature at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Governor Faces Pushback Over Use of State Aircraft

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has run into turbulence over his use of taxpayer-owned aircraft, creating another distraction for a reelection campaign already dogged by feuds with teachers, struggles over state pensions and a legal fight with his lieutenant governor. Gov. Matt Bevin tried to defuse the air travel controversy late Thursday by… Read More

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Kentucky Scraps Plan for Distributing Real ID Licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has backed off plans to have circuit court clerk’s offices distribute new driver’s licenses that comply with a federal travel law stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Instead, the state Transportation Cabinet said Wednesday that it will work with Kentucky lawmakers on developing a network of regional offices to… Read More

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Jury Convicts Candidate’s Father of Breaking Federal Law

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky’s secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. A jury deliberated about two hours following a five-week trial on charges that Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan broke federal law by… Read More

In a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Ky., greets President Donald Trump as he steps off Air Force One at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in Hebron, Ky., to speak at a campaign rally in Cincinnati.

Kentucky Governor Looks for Boost From Trump

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Now, the governor’s campaign is looking to reap a financial… Read More