Andy Beshear

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


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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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he will advocate for two drug-related measures when the legislature convenes next month.

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A top official in Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office is resigning Thursday to take a job with a Louisville law firm.

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Nearly 3,500 former students of an Owensboro-based for-profit college will receive restitution totaling $1.2 million. 

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says if the legislature approves a bill to allow charter schools in the state, it needs to make sure public schools are adequately funded under the new system to avoid stepping on the toes of a landmark state Supreme Court ruling.

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Kentucky’s top law enforcement officer is calling on the new Republican state legislature to fight the emerging threat of synthetic drug abuse instead of rescuing a failing public pension system. 

J. Tyler Franklin

During his first year in office, Gov. Matt Bevin signed a budget that put more money into the state’s ailing pension systems than ever before. The money partly came from 9 percent cuts to most of state government over the next two years. During year-end press conference, the governor belittled critics who condemned his budget cuts.


Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office is providing law enforcement agencies a set of resources and guidelines to aid in investigating results of more than 3,000 backlogged rape kits. 

The so-called SAFE ‘tool kit’ includes instructions for managing the results, pre-planning investigations, reviewing DNA results and notifying and interviewing victims.  

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Attorney General Andy Beshear says he'll transfer nearly $2.8 million to Kentucky's General Fund from his office's settlement with Volkswagen.