Beshear Orders Extension of Price Gouging Protections

At the request of the attorney general, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an executive order to extend price gouging consumer protection laws by an additional 30 days. The initial protections implemented by Beshear in response to last month’s severe storms and flooding are set to expire May 26. The extension will allow state officials […]

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 […]

AG Announces Fines In Gas Price Complaints

They don’t admit wrongdoing or guilt, but eight gas retailers in Kentucky have agreed to pay the state more than $100,000 in fines for alleged price gouging. Attorney General Jack Conway says his office received nearly two thousand price gouging complaints in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which came ashore last September. “We had emailed […]