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Senate Democrats re-elect McGarvey, Parrett in leadership positions; Thomas newly elected

Senators Morgan McGarvey of Louisville and Dennis Parrett of Elizabethtown were re-elected to serve in Senate Minority Leadership positions by their Democratic Senate colleagues. Sen. Reggie Thomas of Lexington is newly elected to leadership and will become Minority Caucus Chair. He replaces outgoing Sen. Johnny Ray Turner of Prestonsburg. Sen. Reggie Thomas (left), Sen. Morgan McGarvey (center) and...

After being re-elected, Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Minton sworn into office remotely

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr., after being re-elected to that position by the justices, was sworn into that office remotely by Deputy Chief Justice Lisabeth T. Hughes. With the re-election to another four years, Minton became only the second chief justice in Kentucky to be chosen to serve four terms. Hughes says if you look at Minton’s leadership...

Governor Matt Bevin tells crowd at Republican gathering he intends to run for re-election in 2019

Kentucky Today Gov. Matt Bevin received a standing ovation from a Republican gathering upon announcing Saturday night that he was running for re-election as governor in 2019. Governor Matt Bevin Bevin, speaking at the Republican Party of Kentucky’s Lincoln Day Dinner, said at the end of his comments that he wanted to make clear about one particular matter. “You bet I’m running again,” he said. About...