Andy Beshear

Kentucky Office of the Attorney General via YouTube

Researchers at the University of Louisville will monitor Kentucky's quest to rid itself of a backlog of untested rape kits and offer recommendations on how to avoid such log-jams in the future.

Nicole Erwin / WKMS

Kentucky's Attorney General says the number one way to combat elder scams is to be prepared.

Andy Beshear met with senior citizens in Murray Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Senior Citizens Center to discuss his 'Scam Alerts' program and warn of common tactics used by scammers who tend to prey on the elderly.

KY Attorney General, via Twitter @kyoag

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is focusing attention on identifying and prosecuting those who take part in human trafficking. The attorney general joined industry and religious groups in Frankfort on Jan. 11 as part of the national Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has released a report alleging “endemic” coercion of state employees to make campaign contributions under former Gov. Steve Beshear.

The investigation is based on interviews with 16 political appointees — who remained anonymous — claiming that officials pressured them into make contributions to Democratic political candidates, primarily to the campaigns of gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway and Attorney General Andy Beshear.

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Update: Gov. Matt Bevin's response added.  

Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will not defend the state if it is sued over a law passed by the state legislature last week banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

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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. 

Ryland Barton

A veteran investigator for Attorney General Andy Beshear has been fired for misconduct that included lying to grand juries.

J. Tyler Franklin

The state Senate has passed a bill addressing Gov. Matt Bevin’s overhaul of the University of Louisville board of trustees in an attempt to protect the school’s accreditation.

Ryland Barton

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will ramp up efforts in 2017 to combat human trafficking. 

AP

The death of Muhammad Ali — and the reports of the memories it evoked of his life as a boxing champion and humanitarian — has been voted Kentucky's top news story of 2016 by a poll of The Associated Press’ editors, news directors and reporters.  

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