AG’s Office Rules That Tourism Officials Cannot Withhold Ark Encounter Studies

State Representative Darryl Owens of Louisville had sought economic impact studies for a northern Kentucky park that would present a literal interpretation of the biblical flood story. The park has received preliminary approval for up to $37 million in tax incentives. Owens’s open records request for the economic studies was denied, because tourism officials said the documents were proprietary.

Conway Joins Calls Against Florida Prescription Tracking Cut

It’s believed that many of the prescriptions abused in Kentucky come from Florida. Governor Steve Beshear, Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo, Congressman Hal Rogers and U.S. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske have all encouraged Florida Governor Rick Scott to reconsider cutting the program.

AmeriHealth To Pay Kentucky $2 Million

AmeriHealth handles day-to-day operations for Passport Health Plan. Their payment to the state comes after a nine-month investigation by Attorney General Jack Conway’s office. Conway says AmeriHealth falsified cervical cancer screenings in order to receive a bonus from the state.

Conway Investigating For-Profit Colleges

To date, Kentucky’s Office of Consumer Protection has issued subpoenas to seven for-profit colleges across the commonwealth. The office wants the schools to produce information on student loans, loan default rates, student recruitment, advertising claims, financial aid and the transferability of course credits.

Hopkins County Attorney P’Pool Seeking AG’s Office

P’Pool, a Republican, dropped by the Secretary of State’s office Wednesday to fill out his paperwork and pay the qualifying fee. So far, he is the only candidate to qualify for the office.Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway hasn’t qualified yet, but has announced his intentions to seek re-election.