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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Bevin Seeks Vote Recanvass While Beshear Starts Transition

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said next week’s recanvass of the vote count in Kentucky’s gubernatorial election won’t be his last move in challenging the results, which showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear. Beshear, meanwhile, said he’s confident in the election outcome and is focused on taking office… Read More

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

Kentucky on a map

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