Attorney General Jack Conway

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said he’s buckling down in western and southern Kentucky ahead of the May 19 Republican primary election for governor.

Last week, the Bluegrass Poll showed that Comer trails Louisville businessman Hal Heiner by about 8 points statewide among likely Republican voters—but he has a commanding 16-point lead over Matt Bevin in western Kentucky.

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Two former Ohio county officials are alleging illegal activity by Judge Executive David Johnston. 

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Hopkinsville's State Senator Whitney Westerfield has filed his candidacy for Kentucky Attorney General, a day after saying he may enter the race. 

His announcement makes him the only Republican in the race. 

Westerfield, 34, says his goal is to make the Attorney General's office more efficient. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has appointed 5th Circuit commonwealth’s attorney Zac Greenwell as the new special prosecutor in former McCracken County Judge-Executive Van Newberry’s trial for alleged zoning misconduct.

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This Wednesday - New Year's Eve - is the deadline to switch your party affiliation for next May’s primary election in Kentucky, due to the state’s “closed” primary system.

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Against the advice of Kentucky’s attorney general, Warren County Fiscal Court has passed a local right-to-work law, becoming the first county in the nation to do so.

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A Lexington Democrat is running for Kentucky Governor. Geoff Young announced his candidacy this week with Cherokee Schill of Nicholasville as his running mate.

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Earlier this month, a federal judge in Kentucky ruled a state law that established a 300-foot buffer zone around polling places to be unconstitutional.  The ruling, however, won’t affect the November 4th election because an appeals court issued a stay while the Attorney General Jack Conway appeals the ruling.  Allison Martin is Communications Director for the AG’s office.


Multiple states, including Kentucky, have reached a $31 million settlement with drug manufacturer Organon following allegations of several infractions.

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A Kentucky Attorney General opinion says the University of Louisville violated the state’s Open Records Act and must release documents regarding an analysis of the schools financial controls.