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Politicians look to make hay at Kentucky Derby

In some sections of the famed track, another type of horse race will have politicians vying for attention and perhaps cash to support their campaigns.

Bevin: Special session ‘coming up sooner than later’

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin isn't saying when he'll bring lawmakers back to the state Capitol to deal with a pension issue, but says the special session will be "coming up sooner than later."

Gov. Bevin appears to blame shooting on teacher sickout

Kentucky's Republican governor has connected a girl's shooting with a school closing caused by teachers who called in sick to rally at the state Capitol.

Fired state worker sues Bevin over free speech

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is being sued by an ex-state employee who claims she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation.

Governor Bevin vetoes pension bill

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a pension bill that was aimed at providing relief to some state-funded agencies struggling with ballooning retirement payments.

General Assembly passes pension relief bill, but will Bevin sign it?

The Kentucky General Assembly passed a version of House Bill 358-- a pension relief bill-- late Thursday night, but not the version the governor says he supports.

Judge extends temporary ban on 2 new Kentucky abortion laws

A federal judge has extended a temporary order preventing two new Kentucky abortion laws from taking effect while the court determines their constitutionality.

Schools now required to display “In God We Trust”

Governor Matt Bevin signed the "In God We Trust" bill Tuesday.

Governor Bevin signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

Kentucky's Republican governor has signed a measure putting new restrictions on abortion, and his lawyers filed a response to a lawsuit already aimed at blocking it.

ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

Abortion-rights defenders have expanded their legal fight against Kentucky to try to block the state's most restrictive abortion measure, which would mostly ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Bevin: Kentucky exports set record high in 2018

Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky's exports rose to a record high of nearly $31.8 billion in 2018.

Recent poll shows Bevin’s popularity

Governor Bevin seeks re-election, at a time when polls show him struggling in popularity.

Bevin, Beshear argue about opioid lawsuits in court

The Kentucky Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether the governor can cancel a contract awarded by the state attorney general.

Bevin administration files brief in KY abortion clinic transfer agreement case

Gov. Matt Bevins legal team has filed their brief in the ongoing Louisville abortion clinic transfer agreement case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Hampton says she wants to run with Bevin for re-election

Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she wants to be Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's running mate but said the decision is his to make.

Bevin says he can work with new Ohio governor to fix bridge

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he can work with Ohio's incoming governor on a solution to fix a 57-year-old bridge the federal government has labeled obsolete.

Financial agency disagrees with Bevin on pension ruling

A major financial agency is disagreeing with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin that Kentucky's credit rating will be hurt by a recent court ruling invalidating changes to the pension system.

Poll: Wide majority of Kentuckians oppose reductions in medicaid coverage

A new poll shows that Kentucky voters by a 2 to 1 margin believe the state should leave Kentucky’s Medicaid program as it is, with no reduction in the number of people who are covered.

Kentucky lawmaker challenging Bevin in GOP primary

Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth has offered a stinging rebuke of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in opening his campaign to challenge the incumbent in the spring primary.

Kentucky governor asks TVA not to close coal-fired unit

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is asking the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close the remaining coal-fired unit at its Paradise electricity plant.

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