A-G's Request for Stay Filed With U.S. Supreme Court

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office has no idea how long it might take for the U.S. Supreme Court to grant or deny a stay request filed yesterday regarding the state’s sex offender law. Attorney General Jack Conway filed the stay ahead of an appeal to a ruling last month from the Kentucky Supreme Court. The […]

Conway Comments On Mongiardo Audio Posting

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is reacting to unflattering audio purportedly of his Democratic U-S Senate opponent, Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo. Expletive-laced audio of Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo allegedly criticizing Gov. Steve Beshear for lukewarm support of Mongiardo’s U-S Senate campaign recently appeared on the Internet. Both Mongiardo and […]

Conway Says No Amendment Needed for Slots

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Proponents of expanded gambling in Kentucky now have a current legal opinion bolstering their arguments that a constitutional amendment is unnecessary. It’s only an opinion and it’s not legally binding, but Attorney General Jack Conway says it’s not necessary to further amend the state constitution to allow video slot […]

Attorney General Investigates Car Warranty Calls

The Kentucky Attorney General’s Office is investigating complaints from people across the state about bogus phone calls regarding their car warranties. A-G’s office spokesperson Allison Gardner Martin says they started receiving complaints in February about unsolicited calls claiming the recipient’s car warranty had expired or was about to expire – and offering to extend the […]

Bunning Says Fundraising Improving

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky says fundraising for his re-election bid is picking up and he doesn’t think he’ll need as much money as originally thought to win a third term in office next year. The Republican told reporters Tuesday that two recent fundraisers in Kentucky brought in about $125,000. Still, for an incumbent, […]

GAARD Bill To Get First Hearing In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh A bill that would create an investigative arm of the Kentucky General Assembly gets its first hearing in a House committee today. House and Senate leaders have taken a lot of heat over legislation aimed at creating the General Assembly Accountability and Review Division, or GAARD. Attorney General Jack […]

Mongiardo To Seek Senate Seat

Kentucky Lt. Governor Dan Mongiardo says he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Bunning. Mongiardo, who was narrowly defeated by Bunning in the 2004 race, made the announcement Monday in a written statement. Bunning has repeatedly said he’ll seek re-election in 2010, although he has raised very little […]

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 […]

Officials Prepared To Combat Voter Fraud

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two of Kentucky’s constitutional officers are teaming up to prevent voter fraud in the November 4th presidential election. Secretary of State Trey Grayson wants to clear-up three things about the upcoming election: You cannot videotape yourself voting, the presidential race is included in a straight ticket vote, and yes, […]

Beshear Invokes Price Gouging Law

As Hurricane Ike bears down on the Texas coast and its refineries, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth, in an effort to prevent predatory pricing at the gasoline pump. Beshear announced the action Friday during an appearance in Lexington. “By doing this under the Consumer Protection Act, it […]