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Kentucky Attorney General defends ‘Casey’s Law’ in court as necessary tool for fighting drug epidemic

In furthering his commitment to fighting the drug epidemic, Attorney General Daniel Cameron has announced his office is defending a Kentucky law used to combat drug addiction and help individuals suffering from substance use disorders receive treatment. The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, commonly known as “Casey’s Law,” allows family members and friends to secure...

Kentuckians encouraged to report suspected election law violations to Election Fraud Hotline

Attorney General Daniel Cameron is encouraging Kentuckians to report suspected election law violations during the 2020 primary election to the Attorney General’s Election Fraud Hotline at 1-800-328-VOTE. “Fair elections are essential to the strength of our Democracy, and we stand ready to do our part to ensure the integrity of our election process by investigating and prosecuting criminal violations...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kentucky; Beshear talks testing, politics, schools, health

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News The number of new, daily coronavirus cases in Kentucky continues to creep up, hitting a seven-day high of 295 on Thursday. Gov. Andy Beshear called the number “pretty high… elevated from where we were going for more than a week,” but said it is “a little too early” to say the trend has reversed and is on an upward trajectory. “Again,...

Online merchants group files lawsuit against Kentucky Attorney General over internet sales

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A group representing online merchants has filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Daniel Cameron, alleging Kentucky’s ban on price-gouging is unconstitutional when it comes to internet sales. 
The Online Merchants Guild filed the suit against Cameron at U.S. District Court in Frankfort. They say their members are making important goods available for purchase during...

Kentucky Attorney General releases joint PSA regarding fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites

Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Friday joined U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Rob Duncan and U.S. Attorney for the Western District Russell Coleman to release a joint public service announcement regarding fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites. The 60-second PSA alerts Kentuckians to the dangers of fraudulent COVID-19 testing sites and urges them to work with a licensed healthcare provider if...

Daniel Cameron: During pandemic, Kentuckians must be ‘Watchmen at the Wall’ for the vulnerable

In a matter of weeks, the novel coronavirus has changed the way that we live our lives in the Commonwealth and throughout our country. Days spent at school and work have been replaced with online classroom sessions and conference calls. Homes have become makeshift offices and classrooms, as we all try to retain some semblance of normalcy in a situation that is far from normal. Despite the anxiety and...

Daniel Cameron: Consumer Protection part of frontline effort to address public safety challenges

When I was elected Attorney General, I committed to putting every resource I have behind our core mission to protect Kentuckians and defend the Commonwealth. In my estimation, there is no greater purpose or requirement of government than the protection of its citizens. As your Attorney General, it is my responsibility to further public safety in every corner of the Commonwealth by defending the laws...

Al Cross: Continuing the tradition of gifts for public officials; hoping for a 2020 in which facts matter most

The tradition of a Christmas-gifts column for public figures in Kentucky was started almost four decades ago by the late Ed Ryan, when he was the Courier Journal’s bureau chief in Frankfort. Those were the days of Gov. John Y. Brown Jr. and first lady Phyllis George Brown, who had an administration and an entourage of characters who provided plenty of grist for Ed’s sometimes snarky humor mill. Since...

Bill Straub: Ah, the memories of George Wallace’s yesteryear revisit KY in Bevin, Cameron campaign

Return with us now, for a moment, to those thrilling days of yesteryear, when Alabama Gov. George Corley Wallace, whose face, a witness once observed, resembled a clenched fist, stood before the state capital in Montgomery to declare “in this very heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland’’ — “segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.” It was Jan. 14,...

Al Cross: McConnell cares most about the state Attorney General race, and things are looking up

For Mitch McConnell, things in Kentucky are looking up. In Washington, not so much. The races are close, but the Senate majority leader’s state appears likelier than not to elect Republicans to the state’s top offices Nov. 5. McConnell and Gov. Matt Bevin, former rivals, have learned how to get along and stay out of each other’s way, and a Bevin victory should increase McConnell’s chances of...

Al Cross: We learned some meaningful things at Fancy Farm; raucous crowd tells us something too

FANCY FARM, Ky. – For all its hoopla, the political speaking at the Fancy Farm Picnic rarely has much effect on statewide elections. But it always provides a unique measurement of the candidates, their campaigns and their prospects, and this year’s version told us some meaningful things about Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and his challenger, Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. The speaking has...

Al Cross: Primary candidates trying to attract voters with largely irrelevant, misleading arguments

If you’re one of the relatively few Kentuckians who will vote in the May 21 primary for statewide constitutional offices, beware. Several candidates are seeking your vote with arguments that are largely irrelevant and sometimes misleading. Irrelevant political pitches are nothing new, but they dominate this month’s TV ads, videos, mail pieces and online chatter in a way we haven’t seen before. That’s...

Al Cross: AG’s race shapes up as most interesting; Republican side rests on McConnell’s involvement

The filing deadline has passed, so let’s make up the scorecard for this year’s statewide elections, starting with the party labels and the top job on the ballots. Republicans are at real risk of losing the governorship, mainly due to Gov. Matt Bevin’s self-inflicted wounds. Al Cross But the Kentucky Democratic Party, after decades of decline, risks being shut out of statewide office. Its best...

Former McConnell staffer Daniel Cameron seeking nomination for Kentucky attorney general

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A one-time staffer for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is seeking the Republican nomination for Kentucky Attorney General. Daniel Cameron, 33, is a Hardin County native and a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Brandeis School of Law. Daniel Cameron, a former staffer of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, files candidacy papers to run for the Republican nomination for Kentucky...