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Kentucky lawmaker wants to restrict governor’s pardoning powers

Former governor Matt Bevin spent his final days in office commuting the sentences of several people convicted of heinous crimes, sparking statewide outrage.

Death row inmate has sentence commuted to life in prison

A death row inmate from Lexington is spared from possible execution but could still die in prison after having his sentence commuted to life by outgoing governor Matt Bevin.

Man who killed couple in DUI crash has sentence commuted

Before leaving the governor's office, Matt Bevin commuted the 20-year prison sentence of a man who killed a pastor and his wife in a drunk driving crash.

Bevin commutes Knox County man’s reckless homicide sentence

A Knox County man serving 19-years in the death of another man, had his sentence commuted by outgoing governor Matt Bevin.

Governor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday

The Governor's Christmas Tree Lighting at the State Capitol is scheduled for Saturday evening.
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Passport Health Plan not given new KY contract for Medicaid

The Bevin administration has dropped Louisville’s Passport Health Plan in awarding $8 billion annually in Medicaid contracts.

Kentucky lieutenant governor says she didn’t vote for Bevin

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton, who was kicked off Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s ticket when he unsuccessfully sought reelection this year, says she didn’t vote for him.

KY Lieutenant Gov. appealing ruling in suit against governor

Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled that the governor has “superseding authority” to hire and fire the lieutenant governor’s staff.

Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron appoints Steve Pitt to special adviser role

Pitt has nearly 50 years of legal experience, and since 2015 has served as Bevin’s general counsel.
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Bevin concedes in Kentucky governor’s race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says he will not contest results.

Kentucky Governor Election officials to double-check vote totals

Election officials across Kentucky are preparing to double-check vote totals that show Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes.

Beshear announces transition website, Bevin awaits recanvass

As a recanvass requested by Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin approaches, Democrat Andy Beshear continues to move forward with his plans to take over the governor's office.
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McConnell: Bevin ‘had a good 4 years,’ but likely lost

McConnell said he's "sorry Matt came up short." He says the re-canvass is unlikely to change the election results.

GOP leader cautions Bevin about election dispute

Without a significant change, Robert Stivers said it would be appropriate to conclude "the election is over."

Bevin asks for recanvass of Kentucky governor vote

Matt Bevin has requested a recanvass of election results.

Beshear confident he won, looks toward governing

Democrat Andy Beshear says he's confident in the outcome of the Kentucky governor's election and pivots toward governing the state.

GOP Gov. Bevin isn’t conceding race

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is not conceding his close race against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in Kentucky.

Supporters ecstatic for Andy Beshear

The night started with Bevin leading in the polls.

The Latest: GOP Gov. Bevin isn’t conceding race

The governor said: "Would it be a Bevin race if it wasn't a squeaker?"

Democrat Andy Beshear is elected Governor of Kentucky

He is the son of former Governor Steve Beshear and former Attorney General of Kentucky. 

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