Gov. Bevin concedes to Beshear in Kentucky governor’s race

U.S. 11/14/19, 10:21

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded to Democratic archnemesis Andy Beshear on Thursday, putting an end to Kentucky’s bitterly fought governor’s race. Bevin made the dramatic announcement outside his statehouse office on the same day election officials across Kentucky double-checked vote totals at his request. Bevin, who trailed by several thousand votes, ...

Gov.Matt Bevin not conceding defeat in Kentucky, is demanding a recount

U.S. 11/06/19, 20:58

The Democratic National Committee and Democrat Andy Beshear's campaign have claimed victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. However, Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin is trying to hold onto his job and is requesting a recanvass. The results from Tuesday, Nov. 5, show Bevin trailed by around 5,000 votes, and he says there ...

Dem leads Kentucky governor’s race that is too close to call

U.S. 11/05/19, 22:38

The hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call Tuesday night, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead - and declaring victory - over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Beshear had a lead of 4,658 votes out of more than ...

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

U.S. 05/22/19, 02:04

In Kentucky political circles, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the bitter feud between the state's governor and attorney general over legal issues with sweeping implications for the future.The drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has been spiced by subplots — some involving ...

Judge refuses to block subpoenas sent over teacher sickouts

U.S. 05/09/19, 18:42

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration can push ahead with subpoenas sent to school districts as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts, a federal judge ruled Thursday.U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves denied a temporary restraining order sought by the state's attorney general to block the subpoenas. The case — escalating ...

Politicians look to make hay at Kentucky Derby

U.S. 05/04/19, 01:54

The masses crammed into Churchill Downs on Saturday will be fixated on 3-year-old thoroughbreds running in the Kentucky Derby. But 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. Springtime in Kentucky means trees ...

Court records: Bevin blocks thousands of social media users

U.S. 05/02/19, 07:31

Newly released court records say Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin casts a wide net when blocking people on social media, citing reasons such as surpassing "a limit on idiocy" and "trolling." The number of blocked accounts has ballooned from 600 to nearly 3,000 since two years ago. The Courier Journal reports the ...

Kentucky attorney general sues to block teacher subpoenas

U.S. 04/29/19, 10:36

Kentucky's attorney general is trying to block subpoenas issued by Gov. Matt Bevin's administration as part of an investigation into teacher sickouts that shut down schools.Attorney General Andy Beshear filed a lawsuit Monday to try to block the subpoenas.It's the latest round in Beshear's feud with the governor — which ...

Gov. Bevin appears to blame shooting on teacher sickout

U.S. 04/25/19, 14:08

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.Gov. Matt Bevin said Thursday a 7-year-old girl was shot by an older child on a day when people were "pretending to be sick when they ...

Fired state worker sues Kentucky governor over free speech

U.S. 04/24/19, 15:07

An ex-state employee is suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, claiming she was fired due to her ties to a group that supported teacher sickouts that shut down school districts to protest GOP-backed legislation.The federal suit filed Wednesday alleges Charissa "Chris" Cooke's First Amendment rights were violated."Cooke's termination appears to be ...

Kentucky attorney general seeks to block teacher subpoenas

U.S. 04/16/19, 13:45

Kentucky's top lawyer is challenging subpoenas from the governor's administration seeking the names of teachers who might have used sick days that shut down schools as they attended statehouse rallies earlier this year.Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has 10 days to rescind the subpoenas it sent recently to several school ...

Kentucky districts get subpoenas related to teacher absences

U.S. 04/10/19, 18:51

Kentucky's largest school district received a subpoena from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration on Wednesday that seeks the names of teachers who might have used sick days to attend statehouse rallies while the legislature met.Widespread absences in some districts forced classes to be canceled for as long as a few ...

Court upholds Kentucky’s abortion law requiring ultrasounds

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:40

A Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions is constitutional, a divided federal appeals court declared Thursday. The ruling by a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was a victory for Kentucky's Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch abortion ...

Judge cautions lawyers to watch language in abortion case

U.S. 03/26/19, 02:04

A federal judge in Kentucky has cautioned lawyers to watch their language in their bitter legal feud over abortion — this time over a lawsuit challenging two new state laws aimed at putting more restrictions on the procedure. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale set a Friday hearing on a motion ...

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

Health 03/20/19, 16:45

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.During a Tuesday interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said his children were "miserable for a few days" after contracting chickenpox ...

Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

U.S. 03/19/19, 20:10

Kentucky's Republican governor on Tuesday signed into law an anti-abortion measure already entangled in a federal lawsuit, instructing his lawyers to fight the legal challenge against the new restrictions on the procedure. Days before Gov. Matt Bevin put his signature on the legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union filed its challenge ...

ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

U.S. 03/15/19, 10:12

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.The American Civil Liberties amended a federal lawsuit on Friday to take aim at the so-called fetal heartbeat bill. The ...

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

Politics 03/13/19, 18:52

Kentucky's Republican-led legislature on Wednesday passed its latest measure to put more restrictions on abortion, setting up another legal fight with abortion-rights defenders. The legislation would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. The GOP-dominated Senate voted 32-4 to ...

Some Kentucky teachers close schools as legislature returns

U.S. 03/12/19, 11:37

One of the country's largest school districts was forced to close for the fourth time in two weeks on Tuesday as about a third of its teachers called in sick so they could continue protesting at the Kentucky Capitol.Officials in Jefferson County Public Schools, which includes Louisville and has more ...

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