During Debate, Bevin Denies Linking Casino Gambling To Suicide Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear participated in another televised debate Saturday night ahead of the Nov. 5 gubernatorial election.

Bevin and Beshear once again illustrated their sharp differences on issues like abortion, health care, taxes, and whether to legalize casino gambling to try and bring in more revenue for the state.

At one point Beshear criticized Bevin for making inflammatory statements like his claim from over the summer that casino gambling leads to suicide.

Bevin denied ever making the comment.

“I don’t know where this comment about the casinos comes from, I’ve never said anything like that, that’s absolute malarkey,” Bevin said.

Bevin made the comment during an interview on WKDZ in Cadiz in July.

Beshear has proposed dedicating tax proceeds from casino gambling for the state’s ailing pension system.

Expanded gambling has been proposed in Kentucky for years but has not gotten traction in the legislature. Republican leaders of the state Senate recently said the policy would be a non-starter.

On abortion, Beshear said that he supports the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that bans states from restricting abortions before the point at which a fetus could survive outside the womb.

Beshear called Bevin’s stance on abortion “extremist.” This year Bevin signed a law that bans the procedure once a fetal heartbeat can be detected — about the sixth week of pregnancy.

“Under this governor, a 13 year-old raped by a member of her own family and impregnated would have no options. I think that’s wrong,” Beshear said.

Bevin said that Beshear is “pro-abortion,” and said that he stands by his record.

“It is critical that you be honest about the fact that you are pro-abortion and stop trying to couch it in all these safe little comments and trying to find examples where there might be an exception for this or that,” Bevin said.

Bevin also stood by his proposal to reshape the state’s Medicaid system by requiring able-bodied people to prove they are working, in school or volunteering in order to keep their benefits.

“I believe that able-bodied working age men and women, people who could go to work, people who don’t have dependents, should be doing something in exchange for the free health care that the men and women who go to work every day, that they might not have themselves, that they’re paying for,” Bevin said.

Beshear called Bevin’s Medicaid plan “cruel.”

“It just creates bureaucratic red tape and ultimately takes health care away from people,” Beshear said.

Bevin and Beshear will participate in two more debates before the election — the KET debate on Monday night in Lexington and a debate at Northern Kentucky University on Tuesday night.

Louisville players feeling great after upset over Virginia on Saturday Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Louisvlle football players Russ Yeast, Mecale Cunningham and Javian Hawkins talk after upsetting Virginia at Cardinal Stadium.


Despite Micale Cunningham’s stellar play, Louisville seems content with 2-QB system Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Micale Cunningham stars in Louisville's comeback victory over Virginia, but continues to share quarterback job


Council could soon vote on plan to save Louisville’s shrinking tree canopy Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Studies show Louisville is losing its tree canopy at an alarming rate, Cindi Sullivan said, and that's causing alarming consequences.

IMAGES| Mini horses win Halloween with costume party fundraiser for Opening Gates nonprofit Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

The miniature horses were dressed as iconic Wizard of Oz characters to entertain people of all ages in exchange for love, donations and pets.

E. Kentucky runs, kicks and stuffs E. Illinois offense 33-6 Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

The Colonels had five players rush for 265 yards.


Wreath laying ceremony held for Vietnam serviceman who went missing in action Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Members of local organization Rolling Thunder Kentucky showed up to Veterans Memorial Park in Jeffersontown on Saturday to pay tribute to Lt. Colonel Kenneth Stonebraker.

Louisville rallies before holding off Virginia 28-21 Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

The Cardinals have room for improvement but enter a bye one game closer to bowl eligibility, a scenario that seemed impossible when the season started.


Drug Take Back Day helps reduce misuse Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Saturday marked National Drug Take Back Day, a day for those to get rid of old medications and to dispose of them safely.


One dead after fatal collision in Muhlenberg County Saturday, Oct 26 2019 

Kentucky State Police said the crash occurred around 11:47 a.m. Saturday on KY 81.

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