BOONE COUNTY, Ky. — Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R) has asked a Boone County judge to void all of Gov. Andy Beshear’s (D) COVID-19 executive orders and prevent him from issuing any further ones.
Beshear responded to the move on Twitter.
“With no rules, there is no chance of getting kids back to school, we will lose over $10 billion in our economy and many Kentuckians will die,” Beshear tweeted. “I hope everyone understands how scary and reckless this is.”
This follows a series of legal battles against Beshear’s orders.
Earlier this month, Boone and Scott County judges issued temporary restraining orders against several of Beshear’s executive orders, allowing Florence Speedway and other local businesses to increase their capacity. The lawsuits, filed by the local businesses themselves, were joined by Cameron.
On Monday, Court of Appeals Judge Glenn Acree upheld the rulings by previous judges, allowing their restraining orders to stay in place. In response, Beshear asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to uphold his orders.
Today, a Boone County judge heard arguments from Deputy Attorney General Barry Dunn and lawyers representing Beshear regarding the governor’s orders. The judge asked attorneys on both sides file more briefs in a motion of dismissal filed by Northern Kentucky Health Department and said the ruling is pending until next Thursday.