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Cameron takes state legislators’ recommendations, asks FBI to investigate Bevin’s ‘extreme’ pardons

KyForward staff report Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville and State Rep. Chris Harris, D-Forest Hills, received confirmation that Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made a formal request for an investigation by the FBI, of former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons (Matt Bevin under bipartisan and harsh criticism for long list of ‘extreme’ pardons before leaving office). McGarvey,...

Alleged MeetNKy co-conspirator in court; former finance director thought money went to boyfriend

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor A man charged as being complicit in the $4 million meetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau embezzlement case appeared in Kenton County District Court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Keith Tasher (seated in pink jumpsuit) appeared for a preliminary hearing in Kenton County District Court Tuesday. Tasher is charged as a co-conspirator in the...

Drunk driver found guilty of murder in October accident deaths of Independence family of five

By Mark Hansel Northern Kentucky Tribune It took a jury in Kenton County less than four hours to come back with a verdict of guilty on five counts of murder in the Daniel Greis trial Friday. Daniel Greis remained stoic as the jury foreman read the verdict of guilty to five counts of wanton murder Friday. He broke down, however, when his wife took the stand and described how much his grandchildren would...

State auditor takes ‘watchdog’ role seriously as he travels Kentucky keeping public trust

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   One of the fastest-rising stars of Kentucky politics is Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen, considered in many circles to be a possible candidate for governor in 2015. In an interview from his mother’s Hebron, Ky. home, Edelen acknowledges the buzz, but says he has yet to make a decision.   If he were to run, Edelen would seek to succeed Gov....