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Retired Judge Responds To Kentucky Governor’s Criticism

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A recently retired Kentucky Supreme Court justice who wrote the opinion striking down Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s pension law has responded to the governor’s criticism of the ruling as an “unprecedented power grab by activist judges.” Justice Daniel Venters writes in an Op-Ed he is a conservative Republican who voted for… Read More

Beshear Files For Kentucky Governor, Urges Opponents To Release Taxes

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has officially filed to run for governor, calling on his Democratic opponents to release their tax returns ahead of the primary on May 21. Beshear is the second Democrat to file for the race, joining former state employee Geoff Young. Two other Democrats say they are… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Unveil School-Safety Measure

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have unveiled a school-safety measure, nearly a year after two students died in a school shooting at a high school in the state. The measure calls for hiring a state school security marshal. The bill’s sponsors say the goal is to instill greater accountability for school safety. The measure… Read More

Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said he was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when… Read More

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Special Election For Kentucky Senate Seat Set For March 5th

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in eastern Kentucky. The election will be March 5th in Senate district 31, which includes Elliott, Martin, Lawrence, Morgan and Pike counties. The Republican and Democratic parties will each nominate one candidate for the election…. Read More

Former Kentucky Auditor Files Paperwork To Raise Money For Governor’s Race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky auditor has filed paperwork to raise money for the 2019 governor’s race. Adam Edelen filed a letter of intent with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Thursday. Edelen has not officially filed as a candidate, but Thursday’s filing is an indication he will run for governor. Edelen… Read More

Beshear Recommends Takeover Of Kentucky Water District

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INEZ, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending a takeover of a troubled eastern Kentucky water district. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Beshear’s office released a report on Thursday recommending that the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates most Kentucky utilities, force the Martin County Water District into receivership, which would… Read More