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Beshear Wins Endorsement From Fraternal Order of Police

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has won an endorsement from the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. Beshear has stressed his record as attorney general in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear says he has worked with law enforcement on his top goals. Beshear points to his efforts… Read More

This Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, shows Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers discussing the status of the statewide broadband network at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Launched with considerable fanfare in 2015

SOAR At Six: Group’s Lofty Goals For Coal Country Meet Challenges On The Ground

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In a conference hall in Pikeville, Kentucky, this September, Gov. Matt Bevin led an eager audience in a countdown. When the audience reached “One!,” a map on the screen behind the governor lit up with the promise of a high-tech future. After years of delay and scandal, major portions of the commonwealth’s “middle mile” of… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

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

Grants Aim to Boost Economic Growth in Eastern Kentucky

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Grants totaling $34.4 million have been announced in an effort to spur economic development and job creation in eastern Kentucky – a region hard hit by the coal sector’s downturn. Officials said Friday the grants will support projects impacting 14 counties. The support includes nearly $4.8 million for Pikeville Medical Center… Read More

Piles of coal

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Requesting Bond Payment from Coal Companies

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent letters to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law that requires a bond to cover employee wages. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that over the last few weeks, the cabinet wrote to 89 companies that have failed to pay the bond. Last… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Judge Refuses to Step Aside from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Proposes Pay Raise for Kentucky Teachers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear is proposing a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky’s teachers. Beshear rolled out his plan Wednesday in an effort to increase the number of teachers. He says the state should also create a student loan forgiveness program to reward educators who stay in Kentucky to teach…. Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.” The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump — continuing the governor’s theme of… Read More

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Investors Sue Over Failed Battery Plant in Appalachia

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky investors has sued two executives of a battery manufacturer that suspended plans to build a $372 million facility and hire 875 workers in the heart of Appalachia. The Lexington Herald-Leader cited court filings in reporting that that Pikeville EB Investors LLC says Enerblu executives made deliberate misrepresentations about the… Read More