Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey

4:04 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

New Special Prosecutor Tapped for Van Newberry Trial

Van Newberry and Doug Harnice
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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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2:25 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Ovey To Retire As Commonwealth Attorney At Year’s End, Days Before Newberry Trial

Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey

Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey is retiring effective Jan. 1, five days before McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry and Deputy Judge-Executive Doug Harnice’s trial for zoning charges.

Ovey is the special prosecutor for that case, and he says the next step is in the Attorney General’s hands.

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1:02 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Settlement Possible in Newberry Zoning Case

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As a court date looms for McCracken County Judge Executive Van Newberry regarding allegations of zoning misconduct, Commonwealth's Attorney G.L. Ovey says there is potential for a settlement.

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3:36 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Discovery Period Extended in Van Newberry Zoning Case

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Discovery continues in a lawsuit regarding potential zoning misconduct case involving McCracken County's Judge Executive and his deputy. 

The case's first pre-trial conference took place this morning. 

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4:53 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Grand Jury Set for Third Day of Testimony on McCracken Zoning Issue

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The special prosecutor handling allegations of zoning misconduct in McCracken County confirms that a grand jury will convene Friday for a third day of testimony.

Commonwealth attorney G.L. Ovey says he will be in court Friday at 10 a.m., but could not confirm any other details of the grand jury proceedings.

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12:17 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Prosecutor Accused of Withholding Evidence Replaced in Cadiz Murder Trial

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Commonwealth Attorney G.L. Ovey has turned over a 2002 Cadiz murder case to special prosecutor Tim Coleman.

Last month, Ovey filed a motion to recuse himself as prosecutor in the trial of Claude Russell, who's accused of killing Chantell Humphries.

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