This is the text message Andy Beshear says Gov. Matt Bevin sent him Tuesday night.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Is it an altered text or a threat from the governor?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
The Attorney General's Office says Andy Beshear received this text from Gov. Matt Bevin Tuesday night:
"I would strongly suggest that you get your house in order. Your office is becoming an increasing embarrassment to the Commonwealth."
Gov. Bevin's office responded Wednesday afternoon, confirming to Lawrence Smith that Gov. Bevin did send the text and claiming Attorney General Beshear manipulated the text before making it public:
"The Attorney General who, it should be noted, is the top law enforcement officer in Kentucky, also manipulated the text he received from the governor and then released the altered version he created to the press in an attempt to mislead them.
Is it any wonder that multiple employees who work for the AG's office have so little regard for the truth and the rule of law. Their poor example clearly comes from the Attorney General himself."
Regardless of who's version of the story is true, it's clear two of the most powerful voices in Frankfort aren't on great terms right now.