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More Parents Accused Of Wrongly Sending Kids To Oldham Schools WLKY Louisville OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. -- Three more parents have been charged in the ongoing investigation into students illegally attending classes in the Oldham County school district.Court papers said Jim McGuire used his Oldham County address to enroll his child when the child's primary residence was in Jefferson County with his mother, Cheryl McGuire.Dawne Grigsby, of Shelby County, is accused of using her mother's Oldham County address to enroll her two children.Investigators said the children actually live with their father in Henry County.The McGuires and Grigsby are all charged with theft by deception of less than $10,000.According to court paperwork, they listed their actual home addresses on emergency contact forms.Two parents previously had been accused of lying to the Oldham County school district in order to enroll their children.The school district filed a criminal complaint against John Buehner last month, accusing him of giving a false address to get his son into Oldham County Middle School.District officials said Buehner rented a home in LaGrange, but he and his son lived in Louisville, 20 miles away.In August, Charles Lauron was charged with a similar crime.Both men are also facing theft by deception charges.
Bullying is personal for Tammy Campbell. Campbell, of Memphis, Ind., has a 23-year-old daughter who is a vegetarian — which has long opened her up to be picked on by others. "If you're different, it makes you a target," Campbell said.
After a bruising loss to Republican Rand Paul in last year’s U.S. Senate race, Jack Conway says he had to take some time to think about whether to seek a second term as attorney general.
“I think it was an important gut-check time,” said Conway, a Louisville Democrat.
But after conferring with his wife Elizabeth, Conway decided to run — and said he hopes now to serve another four-year term in a job he truly enjoys.
“I’m running for attorney general because I really like the job, and I think I can do even more,” Conway said.
Supporters say Conway has done a good job in his first term, running an efficient office and even expanding some services despite a series of steep state budget cuts.
“I think Jack has done an excellent job as attorney general and I think he will only excel in the next four years,” said Warren Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Cohron, a Democrat and past president of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys Association. “Considering the budgetary nightmare Jack has endured as attorney general, it’s amazing the work he has been able to accomplish.”
State Auditor Crit Luallen, a Democrat and longtime supporter of Conway, said his race for a second term against Republican Todd P’Pool, the Hopkins County attorney, shouldn’t be compared to his unsuccessful campaign for the Senate.
“In this race he’s got a very strong track record and I think that serves him very well,” Luallen said. “He has been a solid, accomplished attorney general.”
FRANKFORT — The two men seeking Kentucky's top law enforcement job on Nov. 8 say they would wield the power offered by one of state government's most important positions in dramatically different ways.
If re-elected, Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says he will continue prosecuting Medicaid fraud, rooting out possible improprieties in for-profit colleges, busting child pornographers and working with law enforcement to eradicate prescription drug abuse.
Republican challenger Todd P'Pool, the Hopkins County attorney, says he wants to strengthen the office's public corruption unit and create a "federalism unit" inside the agency to challenge expansion of the federal government's reach.
In particular, P'Pool says he is running because Conway has not done enough to fight burdensome federal regulation of the coal industry and did not join a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of a federal overhaul of health insurance.
Aside from their contrasting platforms, the two candidates have spent much of their time slinging insults and questioning the other's prosecutorial independence.
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