R.G. Dunlop http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Congressman Denies Allegations of Ethical Misconduct http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-congressman-denies-allegations-ethical-misconduct <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield of Kentucky said Monday that a pending federal ethics complaint against him involves allegations of improper lobbying of him and his staff by his wife on behalf of the national Humane Society.</p><p>The pending complaint does not include or address ethical issues raised earlier this month in articles by WFPL's &nbsp;Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, which found that Whitfield, his wife and another powerful lobbyist had a longstanding financial partnership in property at a West Virginia luxury resort.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 01:33:38 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9863 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Congressman Denies Allegations of Ethical Misconduct Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield Under House Ethics Investigation http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-rep-ed-whitfield-under-house-ethics-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A House committee on Friday announced an inquiry into a possible ethics violation by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky.</span></p><div><div>The statement followed an investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which concluded there was “substantial reason to believe” that Whitfield had committed one or more ethics violations.<p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:02 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9854 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield Under House Ethics Investigation You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says http://wfpl.org/post/you-dont-care-about-untoward-dealings-politics-wife-us-congressman-says <p>The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's&nbsp;<a href="http://kycir.org/2014/07/17/how-a-congressman-his-wife-and-a-lobbyist-mixed-politics-personal-finances/" style="color: rgb(34, 117, 187);" target="_blank" title="KyCIR investigation">latest investigation</a>&nbsp;into money, politics and ethics explored the business ties&nbsp;among&nbsp;longtime Congressman Ed Whitfield, his lobbyist wife, and another well-known lobbyist.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:15:11 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9801 at http://wfpl.org You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-risk-youth-agencys-president-resigns-following-inquiry <p>The president of the state’s largest non-profit agency for at-risk and foster children resigned late last week in the aftermath of an internal investigation of her performance. Neither she nor the organization’s board of directors would say why.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:37:33 +0000 James McNair & R.G. Dunlop 9137 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky At-Risk Youth Agency's President Resigns Following Inquiry Gov. Beshear Got Hefty Donations From Power Plant Proponents http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-got-hefty-donations-power-plant-proponents <p style="margin-bottom: 24px; font-size: 21px; line-height: 1.5; font-family: proxima-nova, 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Information continues to surface about a proposed biomass-burning, electricity-generating plant in eastern Kentucky, and the company trying to build it. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:13:19 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9064 at http://wfpl.org Gov. Beshear Got Hefty Donations From Power Plant Proponents Report: Company Pushing Biomass Plant in Kentucky Misled About Pollution Rate http://wfpl.org/post/report-company-pushing-biomass-plant-kentucky-misled-about-pollution-rate <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This story was reported by the&nbsp;<a href="http://kycir.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting</a>, part of&nbsp;<a href="http://louisvillepublicmedia.org/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Louisville Public Media</a>. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:35:05 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 9039 at http://wfpl.org Report: Company Pushing Biomass Plant in Kentucky Misled About Pollution Rate How Politics, Misinformation and Money Fueled a Power Plant in Kentucky's Coal Country http://wfpl.org/post/how-politics-misinformation-and-money-fueled-power-plant-kentuckys-coal-country <p>HAZARD, Ky.—Up a steep dirt road, atop a former strip-mine, sits a concrete slab roughly 30 feet square. It’s the only visible sign that a wood-burning, electricity-generating plant could someday occupy this remote industrial park.</p><p>Supporters say the biomass plant, 11 miles northwest of Hazard, would be an economic godsend for Perry County, creating hundreds of jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the heart of poverty-plagued Appalachian Kentucky.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 8923 at http://wfpl.org How Politics, Misinformation and Money Fueled a Power Plant in Kentucky's Coal Country Alleged Victim Questions 2-Month Wait for Charges Against Former Louisville Prosecutor Matt Conway http://wfpl.org/post/alleged-victim-questions-2-month-wait-charges-against-former-louisville-prosecutor-matt-conway <p>It took Louisville police and prosecutors two months to decide that former prosecutor Matt Conway, brother of state Attorney General Jack Conway, should be charged with criminal assault after he allegedly struck a woman in the face in an argument following a Christmas party.</p><p class="c0"><span>In the interim, both the woman and the Louisville Metro Police detective investigating the case sought unsuccessfully to get a criminal charge filed against Matt Conway.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:29:59 +0000 R.G. Dunlop 8707 at http://wfpl.org Alleged Victim Questions 2-Month Wait for Charges Against Former Louisville Prosecutor Matt Conway