Kentucky State Police Awards Presented In Frankfort

The 2010 Kentucky State Police Trooper of the Year is a 17-year veteran of Post One in far western Kentucky. Senior Trooper Thomas Williams of Smithland is a busy man. Patrolling I-24 and the Western Kentucky Parkway, he issued more than 2,000 citations last year, including 777 for speeding. He investigated 45 criminal cases and […]

Kentucky Republicans Hold Unity Rally

In the wake of Tuesday’s primary election, around 200 Kentucky Republicans turned out for a unity rally Saturday at state GOP headquarters in Frankfort. The spotlight fell mostly on Senate President David Williams, the Republican gubernatorial nominee. After getting all of Tuesday’s winners to join him on stage, Williams launched into an attack on Gov. […]

Legg Officially Requests Recanvass

Former federal administrator Hilda Legg of Somerset has officially requested a recanvass of the vote in the Republican primary for Kentucky Secretary of State. On Tuesday, Legg lost the primary by just over 1,100 votes to tea party favorite Bill Johnson of Elkton. The unofficial vote tally was 66,439 for Johnson, to Legg’s 65,325. Legg’s […]

Experts Testify in Gas Price Gouging Case

In Frankfort, two economic experts battled it out in a day long hearing in Kentucky’s gas price gouging case against Marathon Petroleum. The state is accusing Marathon of gasoline price gouging during a state of emergency declared on April 26th and still in effect. Peter Ashton, a consulting economist for the attorney general’s office, said […]

Stumbo, Hoover Assess Primary Results

The top two leaders of the Kentucky House are assessing the outcome of Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary. Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Minority Floor Leader Jeffrey Hoover have been studying the counties captured by Senate President David Williams, who grabbed the Republican nomination. Stumbo believes the map benefits Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who’s seeking a […]

Hearing On Gas Price Gouging Complaint Set In Frankfort

A hearing on alleged gasoline price gouging in Kentucky by Marathon Petroleum resumes Thursday morning in Frankfort. Attorney General Jack Conway says Marathon Petroleum has been illegally jacking up gasoline prices during a state of emergency. The company strongly denies it, and both sides are preparing to present expert witnesses in Franklin Circuit Court. Conway […]

Beshear Ready for Tough Battle With Williams

It’ll be Democratic Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear against Republican Senate President David Williams in the fall. Beshear had no primary opposition, but he roused a crowd of several hundred at a rally in Frankfort with a litany of his accomplishments in his first three and a half years in office. Beshear told the crowd he […]

Conway Says Attorney General’s Office Will Investigate Voter Fraud

Contested primary races for six constitutional offices in Kentucky will be settled Tuesday. Twenty-one candidates are vying for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer and Commissioner of Agriculture. Attorney General Jack Conway’s office will be keeping an eye out for possible voter fraud. “It’s something we’re always looking […]

Nothing Resolved In Marathon Price Gouging Lawsuit

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and attorneys for Marathon Oil faced off in Franklin Circuit Court this morning.  Conway accuses Marathon of gasoline price gouging during a state of emergency. Attorney Sheryl Snyder, who represents Marathon, says the case appears to have more to do with price control than price gouging.  “They’re not even alleging that […]

Conway Accuses Marathon of Price Gouging

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is accusing Marathon Petroleum Company of price gouging. In a motion filed in Franklin Circuit Court, Conway alleges the oil company illegally raised the price of gasoline during a time of emergency. Spokesperson Allison Martin says Conway believes Marathon has unlawfully increase gas prices since April, when Governor Steve Beshear […]