Jack Conway

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has asked a judge to stop Governor Matt Bevin from trying to recover $4.2 million dollars a Louisville law firm received as part of a state settlement against Oxycontin-maker Purdue Pharma.

Former Attorney General Conway to Join Louisville Law Firm

Apr 27, 2016
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Former Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has joined a law firm in Louisville. He'll join attorneys Tyler Thompson and Liz Shepherd to form Thompson, Shepherd & Conway.

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Few saw it coming.

Leading into Tuesday’s elections, political prognosticators were predicting a close race for governor of Kentucky. If anything, public polling suggested a slight edge for Democrat Jack Conway.

But GOP candidate Matt Bevin defeated Conway by 9 percentage points, leading to elation for Republicans gathered in Louisville on Tuesday and deflation among Democrats watching results in Frankfort.

Rob Canning, WKMS

A candidate who barely made it out of the primary ended up leading Kentucky Republicans to one of their most successful election days in recent history.

Matt Bevin will be just the second Republican governor of Kentucky since 1971, a distinction he earned Tuesday with 53 percent of the vote — 9 percentage points better than Democrat Jack Conway. Independent Drew Curtis had less than 4 percent of the vote.

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Louisville businessman Matt Bevin will be the next governor of Kentucky, just the third Republican to hold the office in 65 years. Bevin defeated Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway despite poll results showing Conway with a five point lead a week before the election.

"Elections in Kodiak" by NicoleKlauss, Flickr Commons, CC BY 2.0

Kentuckians head to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots for governor, attorney general and other statewide offices — or at least we think they will. With turnout predictions ranging from bad to worse, it’s no guarantee the commonwealth’s next chief executive will be selected by anything close to a majority of his constituents.

Rob Canning

With five days to go until Kentucky’s gubernatorial election, the final Bluegrass Poll of the race shows Democrat Jack Conway with a five-point lead over Republican Matt Bevin. But Conway told a crowd at the Calloway County Democratic Party's headquarters Wednesday night the race is far from cinched up.

J. Tyler Franklin/Louisville Public Media

  As Kentucky’s gubernatorial campaign enters the final three weeks before the election, the latest poll shows Democrat Jack Conway with a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin. 


Update: All three call-in interviews are now posted online. See the links below.  

Starting this Tuesday at Noon, WKMS News partners with WFPL in Louisville and Kentucky Public Radio to begin airing live interviews with the three candidates for Kentucky Governor. The interviews will be conducted by WFPL’s Rick Howlett and Ryland Barton, Frankfort bureau chief for Kentucky Public Radio.


Comparing Gun Laws Across Our Region

Oct 8, 2015

Last week’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college has once again brought the topic of gun control to the forefront of U.S. politics. Oregon, like most states in our region, has relatively lax laws and doesn’t mandate background checks on private gun sales.