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.
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.
Kentucky residents could get part of a 49 state settlement if their home was foreclosed on between 2008 and 2011. The Paducah Sun reports the $25 billion settlement between the states and five of the country’s biggest banks means 16,000 Kentuckians could be eligible for $2,000 in relief funds.
Two former Kentucky political foes are offering spin at the vice presidential debate Thursday in Danville. Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway will be among the pundits speaking to reporters covering the matchup between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan. Conway and Paul faced off in the heated 2010 Senate race. Paul won, and Conway was elected for a second term as Kentucky’s attorney general.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says it may be time for lawmakers to take a second look at a tough prescription pill bill that passed earlier this year. Conway was a leading advocate of House Bill 1, which requires doctors to use the KASPER pill tracking system. But the Kentucky Medical Association has long opposed HB1.