Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Parole board shakeup comes amid dispute over new rule

Jun. 23, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has replaced the Kentucky Parole Board's chairwoman after a backlash against its recent policy change, which would have given dozens of convicted murderers another chance at potentially cutting short their life-in-prison sentences. ...

Kentucky AG files suit challenging new parole board rule

Jun. 11, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general challenged a new state parole board rule Friday, claiming the policy gives “the worst of the worst” another chance at having their life-in-prison sentences cut short. The rule applies to dozens of inmates,...

Kentucky AG sues CVS Health over state's opioid problems

Jun. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's attorney general on Wednesday sued CVS Health, accusing its pharmacy chain of flooding the state with prescription opioids that contributed to the state's addiction woes. Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed the lawsuit in Franklin...

AG asks Kentucky's high court to rehear DUI case

May. 20, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling will create a barrier to prosecuting many DUI cases, making the roads less safe, the attorney general said as he seeks another hearing. The rehearing petition from Attorney General Daniel Cameron's office came...

Kentucky attorney faces more human trafficking charges

May. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A northern Kentucky attorney is facing more human trafficking charges, authorities said. Robert L. Poole was indicted in Boone County on four counts of human trafficking and one count of bribing a witness, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron...

Analysis of police misconduct record laws in all 50 states

May. 12, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

CARBONDALE, Illinois (AP) — Below is an analysis of public record laws in all 50 states. It is based on an analysis of statutes and court opinions as well as interviews with experts. To stay up to date with the rapidly changing laws, visit Legislative Responses for Policing-State Bill...

Kentucky AG: Settlement will reduce electric rate increase

Apr. 20, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced a settlement with the state's two largest electric utilities to reduce proposed rate increases. Cameron's office said the settlement would save ratepayers at LG&E and Kentucky Utilities...

AGs from Kentucky, Tennessee sue over stimulus tax rule

Apr. 07, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Republican attorneys general of Kentucky and Tennessee have added their voices to those in several other states who are objecting to a provision in the $1.9 trillion pandemic aid plan that bars states from using relief money to offset tax cuts. ...

Court to hear bid for new defense of Kentucky abortion law

Mar. 29, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal from Kentucky's attorney general, who wants to be allowed to defend a restriction on abortion rights that lower courts had struck down. The underlying issue in the case, to be heard in the fall, is a...