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Bank of America to Pay $23 Million to KRS

Aug 21, 2014
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Bank of America has agreed to pay $23 million in restitution to Kentucky Retirement Systems over fraudulent mortgage-backed securities that fueled the 2008 financial crash.

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On the road to this weekend's Fancy Farm political picnic, there are detours.

One is the Dainty contest, a unique annual sports event in Louisville’s Schnitzelburg neighborhood that draws local and statewide politicians.

In the run up to Fancy Farm, the Dainty has served as a kind of roadside attraction. Candidates rub elbows with prospective voters in an attempt to energize the base in one of Kentucky's most solidly working-class Democratic strongholds.

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The 134th Fancy Farm Picnic is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says the growing influence of a national conservative 501(c)(4) group in Kentucky suggests that out-of-state donors will try to help Republicans gain control of the state House.

Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.

Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.

Former Caregiver Charged with Reckless Homicide

May 14, 2014
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A former caregiver at a Medicaid-funded facility was charged with one count of reckless homicide by a Graves County jury. Alan Warner was caring for a resident at a Community Alternatives facility in Hickory, Kentucky when he allegedly failed to follow his training and improperly treated a resident who lost consciousness, eventually resulting in the resident’s death.

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During their campaign's first press conference as a  gubernatorial ticket, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and his running mate, House Majority Caucus Chair Sannie Overly on Tuesday emphasized a focus on early childhood education.

Days after the Kentucky Derby another horse race is on the mind of Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, according to multiple sources.

Conway is expected to announce his bid for governor this week, possibly as early as Tuesday.

Those familiar with the decision have leaked that he has plucked state Rep. Sannie Overly, D-Paris, as a running mate.

Controversy over allegations that Marshall County’s Judge-Executive signed documentation stating a county employee had been laid off when he’d actually retired has made its way to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. Marshall’s Fiscal Court met Tuesday to approve an outside report by Louisville attorney Kent Wicker that alleges Mike Miller signed the paperwork that could allow the former part-time county employee to receive unemployment benefits. 

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Kentucky won’t elect its next governor for more than two years. But Republican Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer all but declared his candidacy at Saturday’s Fancy Farm Picnic, stopping just short of an official announcement.

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