Here is the latest Kentucky news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EDT

Posted at 1:40 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 21:44:50-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court says it won’t reconsider a ruling that upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients prior to abortions. Kentucky’s anti-abortion governor, Republican Matt Bevin, hailed the decision Friday but opponents of the measure said they were disappointed and have begun evaluating their options.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin’s latest campaign-finance report shows the Republican loaned $2 million to his reelection campaign just before last month’s primary election. The report submitted on Thursday shows Bevin raised nearly $2.4 million in the past several weeks, but $2 million came from Bevin’s personal loan to the campaign.

UNDATED (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin says he’ll propose returning 100% of Kentucky’s coal severance tax revenues to coal-producing counties in his next budget plan if he wins reelection. The Republican governor made the pledge during a speech Friday to county officials.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is relishing his starring role at the Democratic debates after the candidates bemoaned his ability to just say no. McConnell asked: “Who won the Democratic presidential debate? I did!” This week, the Republican leader halted Democrats’ effort to add more migrant protections to a border funding package and stopped senators from limiting President Donald Trump’s ability to respond militarily in Iran. McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper.