Gov. Steve Beshear's son has filed paperwork with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance to begin raising money for his candidacy for attorney general.
Andy Beshear, a Louisville attorney, filed the paperwork on Thursday. He becomes the first Democrat to formally announce his candidacy in an election that's still two years away.
The younger Beshear said in a statement that, if elected, he would work to make Kentucky safe and prosperous.
The current attorney general, Louisville Democrat Jack Conway, is nearly half way through his second four-year term. Because of a two-term limit, Conway can't seek re-election. He instead is considering a run for governor.
Andy Beshear is seeking a job once held by his father, who was attorney general from 1980-1983. Steve Beshear has been governor since 2007.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has bagged an award from the powerful National Rifle Association, giving him bragging rights for his re-election bid next year in a state where hunting is a tradition. The Republican's opponents are defending their own gun-rights stands in the campaign cross-fire.
Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes points to her NRA membership and says she'd welcome McConnell to shoot with her at a gun range.
McConnell didn't respond to a reporter's question Friday asking if he'd take Grimes up on her offer.
Kentucky lawmakers redrew state House and Senate boundaries this summer, but there are questions about who they represent. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports top lawmakers discussed Wednesday what to tell constituents wondering who represents their districts.
The new boundaries created a problem for legislative staff when constituents ask which lawmaker represents them -- the legislator last elected by the constituent or the lawmaker who lives in the constituent's redrawn district.
Legislative staff members say they need to know how they should list lawmakers and their districts on the legislative website and in the 2014 legislative directories.
Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer proposed that the LRC give constituents the names of lawmakers from newly drawn districts. But House Speaker Greg Stumbo said constituents expect their lawmakers to be the ones they elected.
John James Audubon State Park at Henderson is closing out its 75th anniversary year.
The park is hosting a special museum event on Nov. 2 that will have all three parts of the historical anniversary exhibit on display, as well as a collection of plans for the next 75 years. Hors d'oeuvres, museum tours and music will be on the main level of the museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. CDT.