Bevin-Beshear higher ed case weighed by judge

Deborah Yetter, @d_yetter – FRANKFORT, Ky. – Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate said he will rule within a few weeks on whether Gov. Matt Bevin has the authority to cut funds to higher education in the current fiscal year. Meanwhile, Attorney General Andy Beshear, who is challenging that action, and lawyers for Bevin struck a deal in which…

Clinton hires Grimes campaign veteran to lead Kentucky campaign

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hired a veteran of Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 2014 Senate run to lead her Kentucky campaign ahead of next month’s presidential primary. The Clinton campaign hired Elizabeth Cantrell Brooks as its state director ahead of the May 17th Kentucky presidential primary. Brooks worked for Grimes’ unsuccessful Senate campaign and was…