Hopkins County Attorney P’Pool Seeking AG’s Office

Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool is seeking the Republican nomination for Kentucky Attorney General.  P’Pool dropped by the Secretary of State’s Wednesday office to fill out his paperwork and pay the qualifying fee.

“My family’s been in Kentucky since the 1800’s and it’s time to have an attorney general that knows the values of Kentucky, and shares the values of Kentucky, and to have an attorney general that will protect our jobs.”

P’Pool admits he has a unique name, but doesn’t think it will pose a problem for Kentucky voters.

“I’ve been elected twice in Hopkins County,” he says. ” And my name usually gets a good pause and sometimes a good chuckle.  So, I give Kentucky voters a lot of credit for knowing what the issues are and I look forward to getting out all across the commonwealth and meeting a lot of people and letting them know what I believe in.”

So far, P’Pool is the only candidate to qualify for the office. Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who lost to U.S. Senator-elect Rand Paul this fall, hasn’t qualified yet, but has announced his intentions to seek re-election.

By Tony McVeigh

Veteran broadcast journalist Tony McVeigh has been covering Kentucky politics since 1986, reporting for Clear Channel Communications before joining Kentucky Public Radio in 2004. His stories are aired by seven KPR affiliates, whose signals blanket the Commonwealth and parts of surrounding states. McVeigh began his broadcasting career at WRFC in Athens, Georgia, while earning a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia. He has extensive anchor/reporter experience, including stints with South Carolina Network and Georgia Radio News Service in Atlanta. In 2007 and 2008, McVeigh was named Best Radio Reporter in the Kentucky Associated Press Awards. He also picked up consecutive AP Awards for Best Political Coverage. McVeigh won four Kentucky AP Awards in 2009, six in 2010 - including Best Political Coverage and Best Hard News Feature - and three in 2011. His coverage of the 2007 Kentucky governor's race topped the Political Reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards of 2008. In 2009, McVeigh placed second in Courts and Law Reporting in the Atlanta-based competition for journalists in 11 Southern states. McVeigh is also the proud recipient of an Individual Liberty Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The Brunswick, Georgia, native is a die-hard UGA football fan who enjoys photography, astronomy, live music, hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge and exploring the state's beautiful back roads. McVeigh and his big, fat, black cat Simon, reside in Frankfort, KY.