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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

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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

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Agency Warns Pension Ruling A ‘Credit Negative’ For Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A Supreme Court ruling striking down changes to Kentucky’s troubled pension systems has earned a warning from one of the country’s largest credit ratings agencies. Moody’s on Thursday declared the court’s ruling a “credit negative” for Kentucky, saying it delayed reforms to the state’s severely underfunded pension plans that were set… Read More

Kentucky Gov Calls Legislature In Session For Pension Vote

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor has called the state legislature back in session to consider changes to the state’s troubled public pension system. Gov. Matt Bevin issued a proclamation calling the legislature back in session at 8 p.m. EST Monday. The decision comes four days after the state Supreme Court struck down a… Read More

Kentucky Governor Feuds With Media Ahead Of Investigation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is feuding on social media with ProPublica after the independent media nonprofit announced an investigative project with the Courier Journal. The Louisville newspaper reports the Republican governor posted a series of tweets and a video attacking both news organizations as biased. Bevin questioned who holds the paper… Read More

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Beshear Donates $14,000 To Atone For Tainted Contributions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general says he has donated more than $14,000 from his 2015 campaign fund to make up for tainted contributions orchestrated by his former chief deputy. Andy Beshear told reporters Monday his campaign has sent a check for $14,302.79 to Common Cause of Kentucky, a government watchdog group. But… Read More

Mobile Deposit Scam Leaves Victims Repaying Bank

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has issued a new scam warning after a mobile deposit scam cost one Kentuckian $10,000. The Franklin County resident provided her bank account information online to what appeared to be a legitimate bank. She was depositing a 10-thousand-dollar personal loan. The so-called lender claimed there was an issue with… Read More