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Gov. Bevin Calls for Criminal Justice Reform

With Kentucky's prison population continuing to rise, lawmakers are looking for ways to get some people the help they need rather than putting them behind bars.

Lawmakers call for action in wake of gun violence

The shooting in Florida has again sparked discussion among lawmakers here in Kentucky on what can be done on a legislative level to try and prevent violence like this.
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Hemp operation to create 271 jobs in Bourbon Co.

AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the states flagship university, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. 

Governor proclaims “Day of Prayer” for Marshall County

Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed Sunday, January 28th as a day of prayer for Marshall County.

Ben Carson visits Lexington, speaks on Marshall County shooting

Countless politicians have come forward offering their condolences to those affected by Tuesday's shooting.

Governor Bevin makes judicial appointments for Fayette Co.

Governor Matt Bevin has made judicial appointments for Fayette County. 

2 killed in shooting at high school

Authorities are reporting one person was killed and many were wounded in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

Coalition comes out against Gov. Bevin’s proposed budget

38 organizations from a variety of sectors came together at the capitol Thursday morning calling on Governor Matt Bevin to rethink his proposed budget bill.
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Kentucky governor proposes spending cuts of 6.25 percent

Kentucky's Republican governor is proposing spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government.

Results of new approval poll for KY lawmakers released

A new approval poll for Kentucky lawmakers and the president has been released by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research.

Kentucky lawmaker blocked from governor’s Twitter account

A Democratic Kentucky lawmaker says she was blocked from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's Twitter account.

GOP House members ask Kentucky governor not to call session

Kentucky GOP House members are asking Republican Gov. Matt Bevin not to call a special legislative session on pension reform before the end of the year.

Kentucky GOP rejects governor’s call for resignations

Kentucky GOP rejects governor's call for resignations

Kentucky gov still plans for special legislative session

Kentucky's Republican governor said he still plans to call a special session of the state legislature to make changes to the state's troubled public pension system.

Kentucky to launch help line for opioid addiction

Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction.

Court stays order striking down medical review panel law

The Kentucky Court of Appeals has stayed a lower court's ruling striking down a state law requiring a panel of doctors to review medical malpractice cases before going to trial.

Pension plan for teachers would cost taxpayers $4.4 billion

An analysis of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the retirement system for public school teachers shows it would cost taxpayers an extra $4.4 billion over the next 20 years.
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Kentucky colleges seek more funding in tight budget year

Kentucky's public colleges and universities want more money, but Republican lawmakers say the best they can hope for is to break even.
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Kentucky AG asks judge to halt Bevin’s lawsuit

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked a judge to stop the state's Republican governor from trying to recover $4.2 million a Louisville law firm received as part of a state settlement against Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma.

Pension bill omits some police death benefits

A proposal to overhaul Kentucky's troubled public pension system would inadvertently eliminate line-of-duty death benefits for some police officers in roughly half of the state's law enforcement agencies, sending Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration rushing to fix the 505-page bill before calling a special session of the state legislature to vote on it.

Kentucky plan would strip lawmakers of lucrative benefits

Some of Kentucky's retired lawmakers living on public pensions of more than $100,000 a year would lose most of that money if a proposal from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin becomes law.

Governor signs charter school legislation

Governor Bevin, ceremonially signed a bill Tuesday that enables the creation of public charter schools for the first time in the Commonwealth.

Kentucky governor says pension announcement coming soon

Kentucky's Republican governor says he is close to calling state lawmakers back into session so they can make changes to one of the country's worst-funded public pension systems.

Gov. Bevin sparks debate over bibles in school

More controversy for Governor Matt Bevin as he encourages students to participate in tomorrow's national "Bring your Bible to School Day".
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Beshear will not comply with Bevin’s budget cut request

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says he will not comply with the Republican governor's request for a plan to cut spending by more than 17 percent.
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Beshear calls Bevin’s plan for spending cuts illegal

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says the Republican governor's plan to cut state spending by more than 17 percent is illegal.

Trial begins for Kentucky’s last remaining abortion clinic

A judge in Louisville is hearing arguments from Kentucky's last remaining abortion clinic as well as the Bevin administration.

Court documents claim Bevin used pressure to block license

A Planned Parenthood group says Gov. Matt Bevin's administration used "fear and intimidation" to prevent it from getting a license to provide abortions in Kentucky.

Bevin hints at possible pension changes in interview

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has criticized some state workers for inflating their public pension benefits.

First responders in Kentucky to receive doses of Narcan

Gov. Matt Bevin says first responders in parts of Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

Official: Inspection board barred from much of Bevin’s house

Local officials say they were prevented from accessing much of Gov. Matt Bevin's home as part of the Kentucky Republican's appeal over the value of a property he purchased from a friend and campaign donor.

Dentist says he was fired for criticizing Medicaid plan

A former public health dentist at the University of Kentucky says he was fired for publicly criticizing Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

Officials inspect Kentucky governor’s home; reporters barred

Local officials have inspected the home of Kentucky's Republican governor as part of an appeal of the property's value.

ACLU asks Kentucky governor to not block social media users

The ACLU has asked Kentucky's Republican governor to stop blocking people from following his social media accounts.

Board delays decision on value of Kentucky governor’s home

Local officials are reconsidering the value of a home Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin purchased from a friend and campaign donor.
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Ethics panel advises Beshear to not investigate Bevin

A Kentucky ethics commission says the Democratic attorney general should not investigate the state's Republican governor if he intends to challenge him for re-election.
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At public hearing, most oppose proposed Medicaid changes

Dozens of people waited more than three hours to tell Kentucky officials how much they oppose proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program.

Comer reignites rivalry with Bevin over tax returns

Republican U.S. Rep. James Comer has reignited an old political rivalry by publicly releasing his personal income tax returns and questioning why Gov. Matt Bevin has not done the same.

Kentucky attorney general sues GOP governor for fourth time

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has sued the state's Republican governor for the fourth time.

Bevin among governors meeting with Trump on job training

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is among the governors meeting with President Donald Trump.

Kentucky attorney general threatens to sue governor again

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has threatened to sue the state's Republican governor for a fourth time.

Gov. Bevin under scrutiny for mansion purchase

We have new information regarding the debate over Governor Matt Bevin's home.

Kentucky governor calls for prayer groups to combat violence

Gov. Matt Bevin is urging people to "put their faith to work" by forming small prayer groups that walk some of Louisville's highest-crime neighborhoods.

Bevin: Kentucky breaks record for business investments

Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements.

Governor discounts complaint as ‘mumbo jumbo’

The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group says he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's reported connection to a Louisville-area mansion.

Gov. Bevin, Mayor Gray attend dedication of new Valvoline world headquarters

Valvoline will host a dedication of its new $35 million, 162,400-square-foot world headquarters in Lexington May 11.

Court of Appeals Judge sworn in

There was a swearing in ceremony Monday in Lexington.

Gov. Bevin: May 8-12 is Teacher Appreciation Week

A proclamation from Governor Matt Bevin joins the National Educators Association in honoring the contributions of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8th through the 12th.
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Bevin to announce jobs for eastern Kentucky

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will announce a project that will bring jobs to struggling eastern Kentucky.
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Gov. Bevin: April is Minority Health Month

To coincide with the national observance, Governor Matt Bevin has proclaimed April Minority Health Month in Kentucky

Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

Kentucky's Republican governor wants to overhaul the state's troubled child-welfare system, inspired by his own family's failed attempt to adopt a young girl.
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Candidates sought for community college boards

Officials are seeking qualified candidates to serve on boards that oversee colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
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Bevin vetoes 1 bill, part of another after lawmakers adjourn

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed bills that would have created a board to regulate the recreational therapy industry and scheduled how to pay for a veterans' nursing home in Bowling Green.

Bevin changes plan for free 2-year degrees

A scholarship program that would have provided free community college for all new high school graduates in Kentucky has been trimmed back to pay for only specialized work certificate programs.

Longtime prosecutor appointed circuit judge in Kentucky

A longtime prosecutor in western Kentucky has been appointed by Gov. Matt Bevin to serve as a circuit judge in a four-county circuit.

Gov. Bevin declares April 2017 Junior Achievement Month

At a press conference in Lexington on Friday, Governor Matt Bevin signed a proclamation declaring April 2017 Junior Achievement Month in Kentuck
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Agreement means Kentucky abortion clinic won’t close for now

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has dropped its efforts to shut down Kentucky's last abortion clinic pending the outcome of a federal lawsuit aimed at preventing its closure.

Bill targeting attorney general fails to pass

Republican lawmakers failed to strip some powers from Kentucky's Democratic attorney general on the final day of the legislative session.

Bevin vetoes 3 bills passed by GOP-controlled legislature

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed three bills and a portion of a fourth bill passed by the new GOP-controlled legislature.
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Kentucky governor signs charter schools bill

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has signed a law to allow charter schools in Kentucky.
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Gov. Bevin signs SB 17, protecting religious expression in public schools

A bill headed to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's desk is designed to protect religious expressions in public schools but has LGBT advocates worried it will give student groups a license to discriminate.
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Bevin administration not estimating GOP health bill’s impact

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded Medicaid program under a previous Democratic governor.

Universities to compete for funding

Kentucky's public universities would be competing against each other for more than basketball and football victories under legislation headed to Gov. Matt Bevin. They'll be vying for state funding.
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Kentucky governor would not veto nuclear bill

Kentucky's Republican governor says he will not veto a bill that would lift the state's decades-old ban on nuclear power.
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Ronald T. Banks appointed as regent at Kentucky State

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Ronald T. Banks as a regent at Kentucky State University in Frankfort.

Governor Bevin still not fully supportive of GOP healthcare bill

Governor Matt Bevin was on CNN Sunday morning talking about his party's proposed healthcare law.

Bevin announces pay increases for state youth workers

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says most of the state's youth workers at Juvenile Justice facilities will get raises of up to 20 percent.

Passed bill would end shock probation in fatal DUI crashes

A bill aimed at eliminating the option of shock probation for people convicted in fatal drunken driving crashes has cleared the Kentucky General Assembly.
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Bill would shield landlords from liability in dog-bite cases

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill aimed at protecting landlords from liability if their tenants' dogs attack other people.

Bill to expand state’s hate crimes law sent to Ky. governor

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would expand the state's hate crimes law to include targeting police officers and other emergency responders.

Gov. Bevin declares state of emergency due to storm damage

On Friday afternoon Governor Matt Bevin declared a statewide emergency, in response to the severe storms from earlier this week.
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Bevin unveils initiative to get prisoners back to work

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration is starting a pilot project aimed at making sure more of Kentucky's prisoners get the skills needed to find jobs once they're released.

Gov. Bevin: “Kentucky Saves Week” starts Feb. 24

Gov. Matt Bevin has issued a proclamation declaring the week of Feb. 24 through March 4, 2017, as Kentucky Saves Week.
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$758K in grants for 20 LWCF projects in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - On Thursday, Gov. Matt Bevin and the Department for Local Government (DLG) announced the selection of 20 Land and Water...
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House GOP seek public guarantee from Bevin over Real ID

Kentucky House Republicans are demanding more than a public promise from Gov. Matt Bevin before they agree to overhaul the state's driver's licenses.
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Bevin, Beshear Reignite Political Feud

Kentucky's two most powerful politicians have reignited their long-simmering feud.

Democrats File Bills Targeting Some of Bevin’s Decisions

House Democrats have introduced several bills aimed at reversing some of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's decisions.

Records Show Kentucky Governor Has Not Paid Property Taxes

Records show that Kentucky's Republican governor is late paying his 2016 property taxes on his Louisville home.
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Bevin Says Kentucky to Lead US Spiritually

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky is in a position to lead the nation from "a moral and a spiritual perspective that is desperately needed."
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Bevin to Deliver State of the Commonwealth Address

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is preparing to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address.

Gov. Bevin Hosts 51st Annual Prayer Breakfast

About 1,000 elected officials, community leaders and private citizens from across the Commonwealth joined Gov. Matt Bevin Tuesday morning for the 51st annual Kentucky Governors Prayer Breakfast at the Frankfort Convention Center.
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Gov. Bevin Participates in 65th National Prayer Breakfast

On Thursday, Gov. Matt Bevin joined President Donald Trump and federal, state and local government leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. to participate in the 65th annual National Prayer Bre

Shepherd Dismisses Stumbo’s Lawsuit Against Governor

A state judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former House Speaker Greg Stumbo challenging the legality of Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes.

Order Gives ‘Fair Chance’ to Job Seekers with Criminal Past

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed an executive order aimed at giving people with criminal records a "fair chance" to land state government jobs.
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Gov. Bevin to Stump for Gillespie in Virginia Race

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is planning a visit to Virginia to help Republican Ed Gillespie's bid for governor.
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Gov. Bevin, AG Beshear Spar Over Abortion Law

Yet another bitter exchange between Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear unfolded Wednesday, this time over a recently passed abortion law in Kentucky, HB2, that requires doctors to present the results of an ultrasound to women considering an abortion.
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New UofL Board Similar to Board Bevin Appointed Last Year

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new board of trustees for the University of Louisville that is nearly identical to the one he created last year that lead to the school being placed on probation.

Bevin Makes Second Trip to Detroit Auto Show

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is in Detroit to attend the North American International Auto Show.
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Beshear Fires Investigator that Prompted Bevin’s Rebuke

Attorney General Andy Beshear has fired an investigator who is accused of giving false testimony that prompted Gov. Matt Bevin to call Beshear's office an embarrassment.

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear University of Louisville Suit

Kentucky's highest court has agreed to fast track a lawsuit between the state's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general over the leadership of the University of Louisville.

Governor’s Office Unveils Online Annual Report Website

On Monday, Governor Matt Bevin's Communications Office announced the launch of a new website, providing a report of the governor's first year in office.
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Bevin: New laws will be in effect by Monday

All seven bills passed in the General Assembly on Saturday are expected to be signed into law Monday.
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Gov. Bevin Appoints Clay Co. Judge/Executive

On Wednesday, Governor Matt Bevin announced that John W. "Johnny" Johnson has been appointed as the Clay County Judge/Executive.

After Veto, Bevin Creates College Scholarship Program

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has created a scholarship program for Kentucky high school students after vetoing a similar proposal earlier this year.
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Gov. Bevin Names New Shelby Co. Judge/Executive

On Friday, Governor Matt Bevin announced that Danny R. Ison has been appointed as County Judge/Executive of Shelby County, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
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Bevin Fills Position to Oversee Job-Creation Efforts in Ky.

After a year in office, Gov. Matt Bevin has filled the full-time job of overseeing the agency tasked with creating jobs in Kentucky.
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Bevin to Name New Economic Development Secretary

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will name a new economic development secretary.
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Bevin Likely to Run for Re-Election in 2019

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said he is likely to run for re-election in 2019.
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Bevin rules out transgender bathroom bill

Kentucky's Republican governor says he will not use the state's new GOP majority to push through a bill restricting transgender bathroom use.
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UPDATE: Stumbo said Democrat’s testimony ‘irrelevant’

House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he did not approve the subpoena of a Democratic lawmaker because he said the legislator's testimony is "absolutely irrelevant" in an investigation of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
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Bevin consolidates building industry boards into 1 panel

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has consolidated eight boards into one committee overseeing regulations for the state's construction sector.
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Bevin: Trump’s election improves chances for Medicaid waiver

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says the odds of winning federal approval for his plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program have improved with Donald Trump's election as president.
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Bevin says Kentucky has strong ally in Trump

Gov. Matt Bevin says he spoke by phone with Donald Trump and came away even more convinced that Kentucky has an ally in the president-elect.

Bevin reorganizes Arts Council, executive director resigns

Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows has resigned the post, and Gov. Matt Bevin has reorganized the board.

Bevin to rededicate center in honor of military families

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin will rededicate the Capitol Education Center to honor Kentucky families who have lost loved ones in the military.
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Lawsuit testing Bevin’s vetoes rests with new GOP majority

The outgoing speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives says he hopes his replacement will continue a lawsuit challenging the validity of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes.

Regulation Places Synthetic Opioid as Schedule I Narcotic

On Tuesday, Governor Matt Bevin issued an emergency administrative regulation allowing Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services to make a synthetic opioid known as U-47700 a Schedule I controlled substance and subject to criminal drug penalties.

GOP takes KY state house, keeps senate creating “unified government”

Celebrations continued late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning after Kentucky Republicans took over the state House for the first time in nearly a century.
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With new majority, Bevin vows tax reform in 2017

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said Kentucky's new Republican legislature would overhaul the state's tax code in 2017, but it would most likely have to happen in a special session.

Former Gov. Beshear Comments on Dismantling of Kynect

In an exclusive interview with ABC 36 News, former Governor Steve Beshear spoke about the dismantling of the Kynect healthcare exchange, as open enrollment season begins.
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Health insurance enrollment begins Tuesday, without kynect

State officials say Kentuckians shopping for health insurance on the exchange should expect higher prices and fewer choices during the open enrollment period.
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UPDATE: Governor Matt Bevin Releases Emails After House Speaker Sues

The Democratic speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives has sued the state's Republican governor for refusing to release 13 pages of emails relating to a road project in Jessamine County.

2 Refuse to Testify in Delayed Road Project Investigation

Two state employees are a refusing to testify today before a committee investigating whether Governor Matt Bevin delayed a road project as a political vendetta.
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Watch That Hemline: Kentucky State Workers Get Dress Codes

Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has rolled out a new dress code for more than 31,000 state workers, including a ban on flip-flops and exposed midriffs.

Staffers won’t testify before panel investigating governor

The committee formed by Democrats to investigate whether Kentucky's Republican Gov. Matt Bevin delayed a road project as a political vendetta will meet Friday, but two state employees invited to testify are refusing to show.
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UPDATE: Judge will not reverse UofL ruling, despite Bevin’s request

A Kentucky judge will not reverse his ruling declaring Republican Gov. Matt Bevin was wrong to abolish and replace the board of trustees at the University of Louisville.

Judge orders Bevin to release money for universities

A state judge has ordered Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to release $17.8 million to most public colleges and universities.
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Bevin does not ask Supreme Court to reconsider ruling

Kentucky Supreme Court officials say Republican Gov. Matt Bevin did not ask the court to reconsider its decision banning him from cutting the budgets of public colleges and universities without the legislature's approval.
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Floyd declines spot on committee to investigate Gov. Bevin

GOP state Rep. David Floyd has declined an appointment to a special committee to investigate Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
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Stumbo appoints panel to investigate Gov. Matt Bevin

The Democratic speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives has appointed a bipartisan committee to investigate whether the state's Republican governor broke the law in his quest to convince lawmakers to switch parties.

Gov. Bevin visits MSU for launch of Aerospace Industry Consortium

Aerospace is now the largest export industry in Kentucky, and Morehead State University official say they are at the forefront.

Kentucky gov. urges politics at pulpit despite federal law

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin urged a group of preachers to embrace political speech at the pulpit by telling them not to fear a federal law that prohibits candidate endorsements by tax-exempt churches.
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Bevin, Beshear respond to Moody’s report on ‘credit negative’ Ky.

A credit rating agency says a recent state Supreme Court decision that prohibits Gov. Matt Bevin from ordering spending cuts at public colleges and universities is a "credit negative" for the state.
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Gov. Bevin appoints EKU student to KY Council on Postsecondary Education

A senior political science major at Eastern Kentucky University is already embarking on the next phase of his career after being appointed to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

Text fans flames in ongoing feud between Gov., AG

Governor Matt Bevin sent a text to Attorney General Andy Beshear on Tuesday that highlights the intensity of their adversarial relationship.
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Judge permanently blocks Bevin’s order abolishing UofL board

A Kentucky judge says Gov. Matt Bevin does not have the power to abolish and replace the University of Louisville's board of trustees.

KY Supreme Court: Bevin’s higher ed cuts are illegal

Kentucky's highest court says the state's Republican governor cannot cut the budgets of public colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.
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21 US states, including KY, sue to block expansion of overtime pay law

A coalition of 21 states is suing the U.S. Department of Labor over a new rule that would make more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.
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Kentucky governor’s spokeswoman leaving for Trump campaign

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's spokeswoman is leaving to take a position with the Donald Trump campaign.

Bevin says funding issue resolved for broadband network

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says the state has resolved a funding issue for a project to build a statewide broadband network.
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Judge denies Bevin’s request to block testimony in UofL case

A state judge has denied Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's request to block an expert witness' testimony about the University of Louisville's accreditation.

With lawsuit pending, Bevin moves forward with grant program

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is moving forward with awarding $100 million for workforce training projects despite a warning from the top House Democrat that the actions could be illegal.

Committee to review proposals for workforce training grants

Communities across Kentucky will compete for $100 million in state funding to pay for projects to train Kentucky's workforce.
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UPDATE: Rev. Nancy Jo Kemper to call for Bevin impeachment over bloodshed comments

Remarks made by Governor Matt Bevin over the weekend are getting a lot of attention on line.
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Judge: Elliott can participate in pension board meetings

A judge has ruled ousted Kentucky Retirement Systems board member Thomas Elliott can still participate in meetings, but he won't have a vote.

Judge considers changing order in retirement board case

The former chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board has asked a state judge to allow him to continue to participate in its meetings.

Bevin asks judge to remove Elliott from retirement board

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has asked a judge to remove Thomas Elliott from the Kentucky Retirement Systems board because he...
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Democrats meet to discuss pensions, health care

Kentucky House Democrats have held an election-year special meeting to discuss the state's public pension crisis and a proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin to change the Medicaid program.

Bevin voicemail warns of ‘impact’ of not switching parties

Democratic Kentucky state Rep. Russ Meyer says Republican Gov. Matt Bevin left him a threatening voicemail after Meyer declined to switch political parties ahead of the legislative session.
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SACS says UofL has ‘significant’ accreditation issues

The president of the accrediting body for the University of Louisville says Gov. Matt Bevin's move to abolish and replace the board of trustees interfered with the school's authority to make decisions and has raised significant issues with the institution's accreditation.
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Ky. Supreme Court denies effort to reopen abortion clinic

A Kentucky abortion clinic closed amid a fight with the state's Republican governor has lost its appeal to the state's Supreme Court in an effort to reopen.
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Coomes hired for health policy role in Bevin administration

A longtime economics professor at the University of Louisville is joining Gov. Matt Bevin's administration in a key health policy role.
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Bevin submits Medicaid plan that restores allergy testing

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he has changed his proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program and submitted it to the federal government for approval.
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Bevin To Appeal Judge’s Order In Public Pension Lawsuit

Gov. Matt Bevin's attorney says he will appeal a judge's ruling that temporarily reinstates a member of the Kentucky Retirement Systems board of trustees.
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Bevin praises ruling blocking Obama’s school bathroom policy

Governor Matt Bevin has praised a federal judges' ruling blocking President Barack Obama's bathroom order for public schools, saying it reaffirms the right of local control.

Judge says he will issue ruling in retirement case Tuesday

The Kentucky Retirement Systems will decide how to invest millions of dollars in public money on the same day a state judge is expected to rule on whether the new board appointed by the governor that controls those investments has the authority to act.
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Bevin, Beshear argue college cuts before state Supreme Court

Kentucky's two highest elected officials have finished a showdown in the state Supreme Court that could offer a preview of the 2019 governor's race.

Bevin’s Medicaid proposal will change, health secretary says

The secretary of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services says officials will be making some changes to Gov. Matt Bevin's Medicaid proposal.

Bevin appoints GOP fundraiser to UK board of trustees

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed the co-chairwoman of his inaugural committee to the University of Kentucky board of trustees.
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Bevin combines 3 boards amid questions of executive power

Kentucky's Republican governor has abolished and replaced three more boards and commissions as a state judge is considering whether he has the authority to take such action.

Kentucky coal-producing counties receiving fees refunds

Refunds totaling nearly $180,000 are being delivered to fiscal courts in 33 counties from mining permit and acreage fees.
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Bevin extends public comment period on Medicaid proposal

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is giving people more time to comment on his proposal to change the state's Medicaid program.
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Acting UofL president: school can function despite turmoil

The University of Louisville's acting president says the school can function well despite turmoil that has left the makeup of the board of trustees in question.
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2 top Democrats to skip Fancy Farm picnic

Republicans will have a lopsided advantage during political speeches at the Fancy Farm picnic that serves as the traditional kickoff of Kentucky's fall campaign season.
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Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid changes rile dentists

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed changes to the state's Medicaid program would end routine dental and vision coverage for able-bodied adults in a state where more than half of population over 18 have had a tooth extracted because of decay or gum disease.
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Bevin approves contract to probe Beshear administration

Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has approved a contract of up to $500,000 to an Indiana law firm to investigate his Democratic predecessor's administration.
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State judge temporarily blocks order creating new UofL board

A state judge has temporarily blocked Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's executive order abolishing and replacing the University of Louisville board of trustees.
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Bevin wants foster care settlement thrown out

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration wants a judge to throw out a court settlement made under former Gov. Steve Beshear that would ensure that church-run foster care programs don't try to proselytize to children.
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Gov. Bevin, Sen. McConnell cast Kentucky vote at RNC

Governor Matt Bevin and Senator Mitch McConnell were on-hand during last night's roll call at the Republican National Convention.

Judge lets attorney general intervene in retirement suit

A state judge has ruled Kentucky's Democratic attorney general can intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Republican governor's decision to remove the chairman of the state's retirement system board of trustees.

Former KRS chairman set to argue against removal in court

The former chairman of the beleaguered Kentucky Retirement Systems is heading to court to challenge his removal by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Automotive supplier to open new production facility

Gov. Matt Bevin says an automotive supplier is opening a new production facility in southern Kentucky that will lead to 145 new jobs over the next decade.

Bevin says he did not order education center name change

Kentucky's Republican governor says he did not order officials to remove the name of former first lady Jane Beshear from the Capitol Education Center.
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Bevin launches $100 million program aimed at worker training

Kentucky's Republican governor says the state is now accepting applications on how to spend up to $100 million of taxpayer money to help train the state's workforce.
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Bevin appointee to UofL board declines position

A recent appointee to the University of Louisville board of trustees has declined the position, and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed someone to replace him.
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Kentucky treasurer seeks intervention in pension board suit

Kentucky's state treasurer is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the former state retirement systems chairman against Gov. Matt Bevin.

Veterans nursing home to celebrate 25 years

A nursing care facility for veterans in central Kentucky is nearing its 25th anniversary and the state is planning a celebration.

Bevin removes Jane Beshear’s name from education center

The name of former first lady Jane K. Beshear has been removed from the Capitol Education Center on the grounds of the Kentucky Capitol less than a year after it was added.

Bevin appoints 6 to higher education governing board

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed six new members to the Council on Postsecondary Education.
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Bevin announces review of business regulations

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he wants to eliminate or revise some of the state's 4,500 regulations governing private businesses.
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Bevin appoints new judge-executive for Webster County

Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a new judge-executive for Webster County in western Kentucky.

Judge drops Kentucky suit against Planned Parenthood

A judge in Louisville has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration seeking to fine Planned Parenthood for performing abortions at its Louisville facility.
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Governors sign agreement to launch bridge project

The governors of Kentucky and Indiana have signed an agreement to begin preliminary work aimed at building a new Ohio River bridge linking the two states along Interstate 69.
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Gov. Bevin: Ice-Cream and coffee-stir stick company bringing 90 jobs to Corbin

Euro Sticks Group, a French family-owned manufacturer of ice-cream and coffee-stir sticks, plans to open a 90-job facility in Corbin with an initial $15 million investment.
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Bevin makes new appointments to UofL board

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed 10 new University of Louisville trustees, less than two weeks after he disbanded the previous board amid turmoil over the status of embattled school President James Ramsey.
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UPDATE: Judge delays ruling on evidence in veto case

A state judge has delayed ruling on House Speaker Greg Stumbo's request to exclude evidence from his lawsuit against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.

Bevin order strips officials of appointments to ethics board

Kentucky's attorney general and state auditor will no longer be able to nominate members of the Executive Branch Ethics Commission under a new executive order from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
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UPDATE: Advocates criticize Bevin’s plan to overhaul Medicaid

Health care advocates and consumers say Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program would spell disaster, and urged him to significantly alter his proposal or abandon it.
Matt Bevin

Bevin opposes taking college funding case to Supreme Court

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has opposed a request to bypass the state Court of Appeals in a lawsuit challenging his decision to cut the budgets of colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature.
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Decision in U of L lawsuit not likely before July 1

A state judge said he is unlikely to settle a dispute over the University of Louisville board of trustees before the school has to decide on a budget and a tuition increase by July 1.

UPDATE: Bevin’s Medicaid plan includes small premiums

The 400,000 Kentuckians who have health insurance through the state's expanded Medicaid program would have fewer benefits and would have to pay small premiums to keep their coverage under a proposal released Wednesday by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin.
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Bevin launches committee to prepare criminal justice reforms

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed a committee to develop what he says will be a compassionate approach to reforming the state's criminal justice system.

Bevin claims ‘absolute authority’ to disband state boards

Kentucky's Republican governor said Tuesday he has "absolute authority" to disband any of the states' nearly 400 boards and commissions as the state's Democratic attorney general hints at possible legal action.

Former retirement board chairman sues Bevin over removal

The former chairman of the Kentucky Retirement Systems Board has challenged Gov. Matt Bevin's order removing him from office.

Medal of Valor awarded posthumously to state trooper

A Kentucky State Police trooper killed in the line of duty will be awarded posthumously with the Governor's Medal of Valor.
Matt Bevin

Gov. Bevin: University of Louisville president James Ramsey resigning

University of Louisville president James Ramsey is stepping down and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin will appoint a new board of trustees at the school, which has been plagued by scandal in recent years.
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Appeals court orders clinic in Lexington to halt abortions

A Kentucky appeals court has ordered a Lexington clinic to stop performing abortions until it gets a license from the state.

Beshear: Retirement board violated Open Meetings Law

Attorney General Andy Beshear says the Kentucky Retirement Systems board has violated the state Open Meetings Law.

Despite court ruling, Bevin again replaces commission

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has again replaced a powerful commission that nominates some state judges despite a court ruling last week temporarily blocking him from doing it.
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New online form offered for Kentucky Colonel nominations

A new online form has been created to make nominations to the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.
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Gov. Bevin announces dual credit scholarship program

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced $7.5 million in scholarships that will pay for Kentucky high school seniors to take dual credit classes.

Judge: Bevin’s order is like ‘a neutron bomb’

A Kentucky judge has compared one of Gov. Matt Bevin's executive orders to a neutron bomb in a case that challenges the governor's ongoing purge of state boards and commissions.

Gov. Bevin: KY joins the transgender lawsuit

Over a series of tweets, Governor Matt Bevin has announced that Kentucky will join 11 other states in a lawsuit against the federal government over "new guidelines on how schools should accommodate transgender students."
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Bevin reviewing requirements for ‘Kentucky Colonel’ title

Elvis Presley has one. So does Bill Clinton. But Kentucky's Republican governor wants to review what it takes to be commissioned as a "Kentucky Colonel."
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Gov. Bevin attends ceremony honoring fallen troopers, officers

Gov. Matt Bevin joined Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders to remember fallen KSP troopers and officers at a memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony held today at the KSP Training Academy in Frankfort.

Bevin abolishes, restructures Kentucky Horse Park Commission

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has abolished the Kentucky Horse Park Commission and replaced it with a new one.

Beshear asks Supreme Court to hear college funding case

Kentucky's Democratic attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut college and university budgets without the approval of the state legislature.
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Ousted chairman prevented from presiding at pension meeting

Kentucky's Republican governor used state police officers to prevent the ousted chairman of the retirement system board from participating in a meeting.
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Bevin’s choice for pension board declines appointment

A western Kentucky dermatologist who was selected to replace a state pension board's chairman has declined Gov. Matt Bevin's appointment.

Opinion says governor can’t remove retirement trustee

A Kentucky attorney general's advisory opinion says the governor isn't allowed to remove a trustee from the board of the Kentucky Retirement Systems before the trustee's term has expired.

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