Attorney General Jack Conway

Government
4:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Conway Asks DOE for More Funds on PGDP Site Cleanup

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says U.S. Department of Energy officials will request an additional $35 million for cleanup of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion site, bringing the total spent for Fiscal Year 2014 to $177 million. 

Conway told members of Paducah’s Community Task Force today that Deputy DOE Secretary Daniel Poneman informed him of the request at their meeting in Washington on July.  However, Conway says he doesn’t think the money allocated so far is enough.

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Politics
1:34 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

McConnell, Grimes Confirm Appearances at Fancy Farm

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Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both confirmed they will speak at this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Graves County.

The event will mark the first face-to-face confrontation between the two since Grimes, a Democrat, declared her candidacy for McConnell's seat earlier this month.

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Politics
7:33 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Conway first speaker to sign up for 2013 Fancy Farm

KY AG Jack Conway at Fancy Farm Picnic in 2011
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Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is the first statewide elected official to sign up to speak at this year's Fancy Farm picnic on August 3rd.  Conway is a potential 2015 gubernatorial candidate, and has been a regular in recent years at the picnic, which has historically been the place where Kentucky candidates kick off campaigns.  U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, have also been invited but haven't yet confirmed. 

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Business
12:04 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Urban Outfitters Discontinues Prescription-Themed Merchandise

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National retailer Urban Outfitters is halting sales of a line of products that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads following a plea from Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and 23 of his colleagues.

In a recent statement to the media, Urban Outfitters announced it would discontinue its “Prescription Line” of products due to its “misinterpretation.”

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Politics
2:39 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Conway Comments On U.S. Senate Gun Bill

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When conducting a background check on a person buying a gun, Kentucky’s Attorney General said they’re still limited by the information available in the system.  And, with many mental health care providers already under a financial strain, Jack Conway said inputting all that data can be a hardship.

“Not only do those agencies have to provide mental health services, they have to interface with the data bases and law enforcement and provide the information and make sure it gets captured, make certain it’s available to people that need to access the information," He said. "So, we’re in the process of looking, making certain that all of our information is getting into the system,” said Conway.

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Business
3:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Conway Labels Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing a Pyramid Scheme

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing in Lexington has been operating a massive pyramid scheme. The headquarters and a warehouse in Danville were seized Monday as part of a federal investigation into the multi-level marketing company's business practices, which Conway contends lost money for more than 90 percent of its subscribers. 

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Politics
3:39 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Conway Alleges Mortgage Swapping Company Violated State Law

Claiming they committed fraud, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a suit against a mortgage company. Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, or MERS, provides a marketplace for banks to trade mortgages and mortgage-backed securities.

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.

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Government
2:34 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

State Attorney General Files Suit Against Spencerian College

Attorney General Jack Conway

  Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has sued Spencerian College for allegedly misrepresenting job placement numbers to consumers.

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Government
8:51 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Conway Touts KY Drug Reforms

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is telling political leaders from across the nation the Commonwealth is making progress curbing a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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Culture
7:56 am
Mon January 14, 2013

KY Gets Chance to Pursue Oxycontin Case

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After years of struggling to combat the abuse of Oxycontin Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in a state court lawsuit.

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