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Meet the Kentucky Democrat who defeated Matt Bevin

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 8:20 AM EST Jan 28, 2020





































































































FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Governor's Mansion has a new look since Gov.Less than two months into his first term, Andy Beshear said he's already committed to seeking a second. ...

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Matt Bevin, Charles Booker respond

Nicknamed the "Mamba," Bryant was surpassed last week by LeBron James on the all-time scorers' list in the NBA.Charles Booker, who is running for U. ...

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Beshear administration to release records Bevin withheld, pay costs

Andy Beshear's administration has settled several outstanding open records lawsuits with The Courier Journal, agreeing to provide public documents the administration of former Gov.The administration will pay about $90,000 in legal costs that courts had ruled the Bevin administration owed The Courier Journal for withholding documents that should have been released under state open records law. ...

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Bevin missed evidence in commuting sex offender's sodomy sentence

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 7:11 PM EST Jan 10, 2020





























Justifying his commutation of Dayton Jones' sentence in a brutal sodomy, Gov.More coverage: Prosecutor sorry for asking Bevin for pardon in sodomy case



'We sent everything'



Neither the attorney general or sheriff’s office provided Bevin with the evidence from Dayton's case. ...

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Matt Bevin pardons: Kentucky Attorney General asks FBI to investigate

Last month, federal law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News that the FBI is looking into the pardons.The investigation will focus on the pardon of Patrick Baker, who was convicted of reckless homicide. ...

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McConnell, Beshear and Bevin could use these gifts

So, if you don’t think the following is light enough, think about how much heavier it could have been.Andy Beshear: A detailed map of Kentucky, cut into a jigsaw puzzle of 5,136 pieces, one for every vote by which he ousted incumbent Matt Bevin. ...

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Bevin signed private prison lease on last day as Kentucky governor

Matt Bevin signed a 10-year, $41 million emergency lease for a privately owned prison in Eastern Kentucky, bypassing the legislative committee that typically approves such contracts.18, Bevin held a press conference in Floyd County announcing that his administration planned to lease a vacant 656-bed facility from private prison company CoreCivic, to be operated by the Kentucky Department of Corrections. ...

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Bevin pardons echoe themes of forgiveness, redemption and injustice

What reporters found were several recurring themes in Bevin's orders, including alleged court injustices, forgiveness for poor decision-making, recognition of offenders with strong family ties and redemption through service to communities.“Since leaving a life of addiction years ago, Jonathan Morris has done all that society has asked of him,” Bevin wrote. ...

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Bevin pardons Kentucky treatment center workers after boss's letters

More: From convicted murderers to child rapists, here are Bevin's most controversial pardons



































About 19 or 20 of about 26 employees who applied won pardons, he said.Also: 'Miscarriage of justice' to 'mercifulness': What people have said about the Bevin pardons



Bevin's pardon said Parsons, a married mother of two, "is a natural leader and has turned away from her previous life of addiction and criminal activity. ...

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Matt Bevin pardons are helping Democrat Gov. Andy Beshear

Andy Beshear couldn't resist reminding Kentuckians that he's not former Gov.Matt Bevin, as headlines of last-minute pardons for convicted child molesters and murderers pile up. ...

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Matt Bevin pardons: Former Kentucky governor pardoned convicted killers in last days in office

Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin issued a slew of pardons on his way out of office, granting relief to a convicted killer whose brother raised money for Bevin and another man who was convicted of a grisly murder in eastern Kentucky.In an unrelated move, Beshear signed an executive order Thursday restoring voting rights to more than 140,000 convicted felons, reports CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY-TV. ...

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Matt Bevin broke with tradition in denying Andy Beshear use of mansion

And when Patton left office eight years later, he said he vacated the mansion and turned it over to then Gov.“We’ll be having dinner with our kids,” Beshear said Monday afternoon, declining to say when Bevin was clearing out. ...

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Bevin receives applause from his staff on his last day in office

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 3:43 PM EST Dec 9, 2019





























On his last day in office, Gov.to applause from cabinet secretaries and other members of his staff who had assembled in the hallway. ...

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Matt Bevin repaid himself $650K for campaign loans on Election Day

He raised $149,350 for his 2015 campaign accounts in 2018, repaying himself $100,000 in January of that year.13, Bevin repaid himself $50,000 for loans from his 2015 campaign account, only to loan his 2019 primary campaign $50,000 the next day. ...

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Bevin administration paid $600K for probe but unknown what it produced

Matt Bevin’s administration for an investigation of former Gov.The Bevin administration refuses to release what it received from the Indianapolis law firm Taft Stettinius and Hollister. ...

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Matt Bevin takes a classless exit from role as Kentucky governor

Matt Bevin's Wednesday round of interviews on conservative radio stations, it's that 12:01 a.He went on to say the election of Andy Beshear would somehow lead to abortion clinics "popping up all over" Kentucky. ...

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Bevin's 'harvesting votes' remarks a loaded message, experts say

Matt Bevin was using coded language to refer to minority voters when he blamed his election loss on liberals "harvesting votes" in urban areas, political experts say.“You often hear that when people speak about minority communities, they will say 'urban areas' and such," said Dewey Clayton, a political science professor at the University of Louisville. ...

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Bevin fires off executive order aimed at curbing Rocky Adkins' pension

Louisville lawyer Sheryl Snyder, who has handled many high-profile disputes over Kentucky laws in his career, said Thursday an executive order doesn't supersede the law.Neither Beshear nor Adkins directly addressed Bevin's order in comments provided by spokeswoman Crystal Staley. ...

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin leads annual list of Leftover Turkeys

You can be sure we’ll be nibbling on these leftover birds for days after we emerge from our L-tryptophan-induced comas.As always, Bevin leaves us with enough leftover turkeys to make turkey sandwiches, turkey soup, turkey hash and turkey pot pies. ...

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Kentucky Medicaid contracts: Bevin administration jilts Passport

Companies that won contracts are Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, Humana Health Plan and Wellcare Health Insurance of Kentucky, all of which hold existing contracts with the state, as well as two newcomers, United Healthcare and Molina Health Care.Unsuccessful bidders were Anthem and Passport, both of which currently hold state contracts for Medicaid managed care. ...

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