R.G. Dunlop

R.G. Dunlop is an award-winning investigative reporter whose work has exposed government corruption and resulted in numerous reforms.

Dunlop is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was twice a member of teams that won George Polk Awards.

He worked 35 years at the Courier-Journal in a variety of positions, including Eastern Kentucky bureau chief, Legal Affairs reporter, City Editor, and State Enterprise Reporter.

He has extensively covered death penalty issues, coal-mining safety and health, criminal justice matters, and the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Dunlop is a graduate of Miami University and earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He lives in Louisville with his family.

9:19 am
Fri June 19, 2015

Kentucky Jails Struggle with Mentally Ill Inmates

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  The recent banishment by police of a mentally ill man from Carroll County, Kentucky, to Florida appears to be an unusual occurrence.

But Adam Horine’s mental health struggles are common in a criminal justice system that contains an inordinate number of emotionally troubled men and women.

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8:53 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Ethics Committee to Investigate Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield, Wife’s Lobbying Work

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This story has been updated with comments from Whitfield’s office.

A congressional ethics subcommittee has been directed to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated House rules in connection with his wife’s lobbying work for The Humane Society of the United States.

The investigative subcommittee will determine whether the Kentucky Republican used his office to benefit himself or his wife, Connie Harriman-Whitfield, and whether he “dispensed special favors or privileges” to her or her organization.

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7:51 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Federal Ethics Probe Finds Probable Violations By Kentucky Congressman Ed Whitfield

Connie Harriman-Whitfield, then vice chair of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, whispers in the ear of husband, U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., during a press conference on Sept. 5, 2006, in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 7:17 am

A Congressional ethics probe released Monday has determined there is “substantial reason to believe” that U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield violated “House rules and standards of conduct” by having lobbying contacts with his wife and permitting his wife to have lobbying contacts with his staff.

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10:40 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Kentucky Rep. Ed Whitfield Under House Ethics Investigation

Originally published on Sat July 26, 2014 12:03 pm

A House committee on Friday announced an inquiry into a possible ethics violation by U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky.

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1:23 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

You Don't Care About 'Untoward Dealings' in Politics, Wife of U.S. Congressman Says

Connie Harriman-Whitfield

Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 1:15 pm

The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting's latest investigation into money, politics and ethics explored the business ties among longtime Congressman Ed Whitfield, his lobbyist wife, and another well-known lobbyist.

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