Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway http://wfpl.org en 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 Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-ag-ask-us-supreme-court-consider-school-miranda-rights-case <p>The Kentucky attorney general's office has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving whether students must be informed of their rights before being questioned at school.</p><p>Attorney General Jack Conway asked the justices Tuesday to overturn a Kentucky Supreme Court decision from April. In that case from Nelson County, the state justices concluded that students must be informed of their legal rights — including the right to remain silent — before being questioned by school administrators working with police or school resource officers.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:53:08 +0000 Associated Press 6232 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky AG Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Consider School Miranda Rights Case Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise http://wfpl.org/post/jack-conway-hal-rogers-protest-urban-outfitters-prescription-bottle-merchandise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky elected leaders are joining their peers in asking a national clothing retailer to stop selling questionable pint and shot glasses.</span></p><p>Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers are asking retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling an array of pint glasses, shot glasses and flasks that are made to look like prescription pill bottles.</p><p>The two men have consistently fought for laws to reduce Kentucky's prescription pill epidemic on both the state and federal levels.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 18:06:30 +0000 Kenny Colston 5299 at http://wfpl.org Jack Conway, Hal Rogers Protest Urban Outfitters' Prescription Bottle Merchandise BuzzFeed Ranks Jack Conway Second 'Hottest' Attorney General http://wfpl.org/post/buzzfeed-ranks-jack-conway-second-hottest-attorney-general <p>Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway is the second hottest attorney general in the country, according to BuzzFeed.&nbsp;</p><p>How did this arbitrary and <strike>meaningless</strike> satirical list even come up, one may ask.</p><p>Well <em>The <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/04/obama-calls-kamala-harris-the-best-looking-attorney-general/">Washington Post</a></em><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/04/04/obama-calls-kamala-harris-the-best-looking-attorney-general/"> reported on Thursday</a> President Obama diverged from his prepared remarks at fundraiser to praise California Attorney General Kamala Harris.</p><p>The president said: "She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough. She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general."</p><p>"It’s true! C’mon," Obama added.</p><p>Not so, says the online news outlet that is known for viral cat videos as much as political reporting. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:26:40 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4841 at http://wfpl.org BuzzFeed Ranks Jack Conway Second 'Hottest' Attorney General Conway Alleges Mortgage Swapping Company Violated State Law http://wfpl.org/post/conway-alleges-mortgage-swapping-company-violated-state-law <p></p><p></p><p><strong>UPDATED</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Claiming they committed fraud, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a suit against a mortgage company.</span></p><p>Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, or MERS, provides a marketplace for banks to trade mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.</p><p>Conway says it was set up by banks to avoid the fees that must be paid when mortgages are sold and to hide the true owners of those mortgages.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:26:24 +0000 Kenny Colston 3565 at http://wfpl.org Conway Alleges Mortgage Swapping Company Violated State Law