Senate Bill Would Change Attorney General to Nonpartisan Office

One of the leaders of the Senate is hoping to change how Kentucky’s Attorney General is elected. Republican State Senator Katie Stine’s bill would make the office of Attorney General nonpartisan. Stine says because the Attorney General is the top law enforcement officer, the change should be a no-brainer. “So it’s a very important job and […]

Kentucky to Receive $59 Million in Foreclosure Settlement

by Brenna Angel, Kentucky Public Radio Millions of dollars from a national foreclosure settlement with five large banks will go to Kentuckians who are struggling to make their mortgage payments or who have already lost their homes through foreclosure. Kentucky was one of the last states to agree to the $25 billion deal with Bank […]

Stumbo Introduces Bill to Crack Down On Pill Clinics

A bill to crack down on illegal pain clinics has been introduced in the Kentucky House. Governor Steve Beshear, Attorney General Jack Conway and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, all Democrats, collaborated on the bill. It would transfer the operation of KASPER, a statewide pill tracking system, to the Attorney General’s office. It would also require […]

UK Gets Grant to Study Economic Development in Eastern KY, White House Praises KY Sentencing Reforms, Conway Releases TV Ads in Attorney General Race, Future Uncertain for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: Afternoon Review

The University of Kentucky has received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study economic development in eastern Kentucky. An official in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is praising Kentucky’s sentencing reforms for non-violent offenders. In the race for attorney general of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway […]

Beshear Says He Needs More Information on Hospital Merger

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he needs more information on the proposed merger between University of Louisville Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Beshear met today with officials from the hospitals. The meeting came after increased questions over what would happen to reproductive health and end-of-life services after CHI owns a majority stake in University Hospital […]

Fancy Farm Speakers Line Up in Support of Coal

Much of the speaking at this weekend’s Fancy Farm picnic trended towards national issues. Candidates praised the military, worried about public debt and criticized what is—or isn’t—getting done in Washington. But coal and federal environmental regulations were also a target in several speeches. Coal crossed party lines at Fancy Farm, as both Democrats and Republicans […]

GOP Hopes Conway Vulnerable After Senate Loss

In this year’s Kentucky elections, most of the Democratic nominees are favored to win. But Republicans say their nominee for Attorney General, Todd P’Pool has a strong chance of unseating incumbent Jack Conway. Though he’s served in office for four years, Conway is most recently known for his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid against Rand Paul […]

A-G Seeks Dismissal of LG&E Rate Case

by Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The Kentucky Public Service Commission is being asked to dismiss a combined rate case for Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, the state’s two largest utilities. At the same time LG&E and KU are seeking $250-million in rate increases, the companies are being sold to Pennsylvania Power and […]

AG Conway Says Instant Racing is OK

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says instant racing, a slot machine form of gambling on randomly selected horse races already run, is legal in the commonwealth. However, Conway says adopting the games would require re-writing the state’s racing rules. House Speaker Greg Stumbo, who supports expanded gambling, says he […]

Conway Requests Three Execution Dates for Death Row Inmates

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is asking Gov. Steve Beshear to set execution dates for three death row inmates. Death row inmate Ralph Baze is awaiting execution for the January 1992 murders of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe. Robert Foley is awaiting execution for the […]