Andy Beshear

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is set to meet next week with attorneys general from West Virginia and Ohio, as well as experts from law enforcement, health care and faith-based groups to discuss ways to combat the opioid epidemic. 

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A state judge has ordered Gov. Matt Bevin to release $17.8 million to most public colleges and universities. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate signed the order Monday. It says Bevin must release the money within three days. 

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Gov. Matt Bevin has not asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against his mid-year cuts to higher education institutions. That means about $18 million in state funds that Bevin had cut are a step closer to being released to Kentucky’s state colleges and universities.


Kentucky lawmakers will be asked to further strengthen laws to combat the state’s heroin problem. Often labeled an epidemic with the large number of overdose deaths, the pre-filed legislation creates penalties for dealers of fentanyl, carfentanil, and other designer drugs.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear is commending victims of sexual assault for stepping forward and reporting what happened to them. He spoke in Bowling Green Wednesday about the backlog of 3,000 untested rape kits in Kentucky. Beshear said everything must be done to get the kits tested as soon as possible.

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A state attorney general’s investigator now under scrutiny by his office has been accused at least three times of lying to grand juries in recent years.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's impressed with the efficiency of Operation Shielded Child as more child sexual predators were arrested last month.  

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Former Personnel Cabinet secretary Tim Longmeyer has been sentenced to 70 months in prison for federal bribery charges. He will also have to pay $203,500 in restitution.

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Attorney General Andy Beshear still hasn’t returned contributions to his campaign account that came from Tim Longmeyer, a state Democratic Party insider who admitted to bribery charges earlier this year.

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Tim Longmeyer pleaded guilty in April to using his influence as head of Kentucky's Personnel Cabinet to steer contracts to a public relations firm in 2014 and 2015. Longmeyer admitted to receiving more than $200,000 in kickbacks.

Longmeyer's sentencing is set for Thursday afternoon in federal court in Lexington.