Andy Beshear

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Kentucky’s attorney general is accusing the state Labor Cabinet of negligence following the bankruptcy of Blackjewel Mining in Harlan County. 

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear is touring unions in the west Kentucky region promoting what he calls his “Kitchen Table Agenda.” Beshear stopped at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 184 in Paducah on Tuesday afternoon. He was at IUOE Local 181 in Henderson in the morning.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's office is weighing in on the personnel spat between Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.

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The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday brought barbecue, bingo and heaps of political mudslinging. 

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  The 139th Annual Fancy Farm Picnic on Saturday in Graves County saw two bitter political rivals -- Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear and Governor Republican Matt Bevin -- taking turns on stage bashing each other in a battle for governor.

 

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  Kentucky statewide Democratic candidates rallied supporters and practiced jabs against their Republican opponents Friday night at the annual Mike Miller Bean Dinner in Marshall County, ahead of Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic. The Democratic dinner is one of many political events in the region ahead of the picnic.

 

Gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Andy Beshear used the dinner as an opportunity to attack specific members of Governor Matt Bevin’s administration.

 

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Republican Governor Matt Bevin says his Democratic rival is “a buffoon” in response to a call for the firing of the state Labor Cabinet secretary over Blackjewel coal and unpaid miners

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A black Democratic Kentucky lawmaker who was told by a white Republican colleague to “sit down” during a heated moment in the general session is calling on Democrats to "take a stand."

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  Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear led a discussion panel, made up of regional addiction specialists and healthcare leaders, in Mayfield on Thursday about how to best tackle the ongoing opioid epidemic in west Kentucky. Panel leaders repeatedly said that addiction prevention in many cases starts at home. 

 

Andy Beshear, Matt Bevin, official photos

  Kentucky Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Andy Beshear has agreed to five televised debates with incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin ahead of November’s general election, and the first one is in west Kentucky. 

 

The Paducah Chamber of Commerce will host the first debate in partnership with TV station WPSD on October 3.

 

The rest of the debates are also scheduled for October:

 

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