Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway http://wfpl.org en Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-raises-750000-towards-kentucky-governors-race <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.</span></p><p>Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:29:14 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9726 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor http://wfpl.org/post/3-top-kentucky-democrats-endorse-jack-conway-governor <p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's campaign for governor received endorsements<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Thursday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from three leading state Democrats.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:07:17 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9646 at http://wfpl.org 3 Top Kentucky Democrats Endorse Jack Conway for Governor Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conways-bid-kentucky-governor-imminent <p>Days after the Kentucky Derby another horse race is on the mind of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, according to multiple sources.</p><p>Conway is <a href="http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/05/05/the-buzz-jack-conway-announcing-kentucky-gubernatorial-bid-tomorrow-with-sannie-overly/">expected to announce his bid for governor this week</a>, possibly as early as Tuesday.</p><p>Those familiar with the decision have leaked that he has <a href="http://www.sannieoverly.com/about.php">plucked state Rep. Sannie Overly</a>, D-Paris, as a running mate.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 01:42:02 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9282 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway's Bid for Kentucky Governor Imminent Special Prosecutor Named in Louisville Councilman David James' Job-Conflict Case http://wfpl.org/post/special-prosecutor-named-louisville-councilman-david-james-job-conflict-case <p>The Kentucky Attorney General's office has appointed a special prosecutor to determine whether Councilman David James' simultaneous job as a University of Louisville police officer is unconstitutional.</p><p>Commonwealth Attorney <a href="http://lauradonnell.com/">Laura Witt Donnell</a> is the prosecutor in Shelby, Spencer, and Anderson counties. She will make a ruling on the case, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jack Conway's office confirmed.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 22:42:53 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9280 at http://wfpl.org Special Prosecutor Named in Louisville Councilman David James' Job-Conflict Case Louisville Councilman David James' Jobs-Conflict Case Punted Back to Attorney General's Office http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-councilman-david-james-jobs-conflict-case-punted-back-attorney-generals-office <p>Commonwealth's Attorney Thomas Wine is returning a controversial case involving Louisville Metro Councilman David James' potential jobs conflict to the Kentucky attorney general's office.</p><p>Earlier this month, Attorney General Jack Conway sent a letter to Wine saying <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-refers-metro-councilman-david-james-dueling-jobs-case-louisville-prosecutor">"ouster authority for county offices" fell within the Louisville prosecutor's jurisdiction</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:18:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8979 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Councilman David James' Jobs-Conflict Case Punted Back to Attorney General's Office Attorney General Refers Metro Councilman David James' Dueling Jobs Case to Louisville Prosecutor http://wfpl.org/post/attorney-general-refers-metro-councilman-david-james-dueling-jobs-case-louisville-prosecutor <p>The question of whether Louisville Metro Councilman David James, D-6, is holding incompatible jobs is being been referred to the Commonwealth Attorney's office.</p><p>In a controversial memorandum, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell argued <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-attorney-louisville-councilman-david-jamess-jobs-conflict">James has taken conflicting oaths</a> as a council member, where he was first elected in 2010, and as a major with the University of Louisville police department.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:25:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8892 at http://wfpl.org Attorney General Refers Metro Councilman David James' Dueling Jobs Case to Louisville Prosecutor Kentucky Democrats Differ on Jack Conway, Steve Beshear's Dueling Appeal Decisions http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-democrats-differ-jack-conway-steve-beshears-dueling-appeal-decisions <p>Kentucky Democrats remain split over gay marriage as <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-gov-steve-beshear-appeal-federal-judges-same-sex-marriage-order">two of their top officials publicly differ on whether to appeal a federal order</a> that the state must recognize same-sex unions performed out-of-state.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:06:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8775 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Democrats Differ on Jack Conway, Steve Beshear's Dueling Appeal Decisions Efforts Continue to Address Propane Shortage http://wfpl.org/post/efforts-continue-address-propane-shortage <p>Government officials and suppliers say they’re continuing efforts to help ease the region’s propane shortage.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Demand and prices for the heating gas have soared as temperatures have plummeted.&nbsp;&nbsp; Supplies were already affected by a record harvest that required farmers to dry large amounts of grain.</span></p><p>Midwestern states are the hardest hit by the shortage, but many Kentucky homes have been in short supply as well.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:13:51 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 8502 at http://wfpl.org Efforts Continue to Address Propane Shortage U.S. Senator Rand Paul Shoots Down Kentucky Attorney General Opinion on Hemp Production http://wfpl.org/post/us-senator-rand-paul-shoots-down-kentucky-attorney-general-opinion-hemp-production <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., disagrees with Attorney General Jack Conway&#39;s<a href="/post/attorney-general-jack-conway-industrial-hemp-still-illegal-kentucky"> opinion that industrial hemp farming remains illegal in Kentucky.</a></p><p>Earlier this year state lawmakers <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/amended-hemp-bill-passes-kentucky-legislature-comer-ok-result">passed a bill allowing farmers to grow the crop</a> if the federal government lifts a longstanding ban.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:59:45 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 6980 at http://wfpl.org U.S. Senator Rand Paul Shoots Down Kentucky Attorney General Opinion on Hemp Production Kentucky Attorney General to be Dropped From Parenting Columnist's Lawsuit http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-attorney-general-be-dropped-parenting-columnists-lawsuit-0 <p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says his office and attorneys for nationally syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond have agreed that Conway should be dismissed from a lawsuit filed by Rosemond.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rosemond filed a federal lawsuit this month saying his first amendment right to free speech was violated when he received a cease and desist letter from Kentucky authorities because he isn't licensed to practice in the commonwealth.</span></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:00:32 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 6248 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Attorney General to be Dropped From Parenting Columnist's Lawsuit