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A country ham was auctioned off for $400,000 and Kentucky politicians turned up the heat Thursday as campaigns near the 60-day mark before Election Day.

This year’s Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast & Auction was Democrat Steve Beshear’s last as governor, and he used the event to publicize economic successes over the course of his administration.

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Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin won’t say whether he plans to attend a private meeting hosted by the Kentucky Coal Association and representatives of the energy industry.

KCA President Bill Bissett said Monday that Bevin and Democratic candidate Jack Conway were invited to speak at the group’s annual meeting, which is scheduled for October.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway’s campaign team is trumpeting the support of several Republicans who have endorsed him instead of their party's nominee, Matt Bevin.

The new wave of "Republicans for Conway" comes a month after the first group, which included Monroe County judge-executive Tommy Willett.

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  Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says he’ll again sue the Environmental Protection Agency over new federal carbon dioxide rules. The Clean Power Plan calls for Kentucky to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants nearly 30 percent from 2012 levels by 2030.

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  This weekend, Fancy Farm Picnic emcee Matt Jones eschewed the traditional, “keep it civil” remarks that usually open the picnic’s political speaking in favor of a 10-minute roast of every politician onstage - touching on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway’s hair and Mitch McConnell’s lukewarm affection for former primary foe, now Republican gubernatorial nominee Matt Bevin. But Jones offered a particularly snide appraisal of outgoing Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear’s accomplishments.

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Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway leads Republican Louisville businessman Matt Bevin by a slight margin in the race for governor according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

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  Gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin again clashed over the expansion of the state’s Medicaid system and state-run health exchange, Kynect, at a debate Tuesday hosted by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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Kentucky’s major party candidates for governor squared off Thursday at a forum hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, the first public appearance in which the two men directly responded to one another.

The most heated exchange centered on the Affordable Care Act. Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee, accused Republican Matt Bevin of wanting to kick 500,000 people off of health insurance, calling him “callous.”

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell will headline a Republican fundraising event in late August for gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, who last year launched a primary challenge against the longtime senator.

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office has entered into an agreement with Mid-Continent University to restore loans to former students. The now-closed school must offer loans matching the terms and conditions of federal loans for balances remaining from 2011 to 2014. The school must also offer balance discharges or loan forgiveness to qualified students. 

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