Investigations

Republicans Throw Down the Gauntlet with Investigative Committee

Republican leadership in the General Assembly has stocked a committee full of former law enforcement and legal professionals and given them an investigative aim and subpoena powers.  The Legislative Oversight and Investigations Committee kicked off their business last week, but the real fireworks should arrive post-Independence Day as Republicans are expected to begin to dig...

The FBI Files: Wendell Ford Pt. 2

In 1976, then-freshman U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Kentucky, entered into a terse exchange via letter with President Nixon’s appointed FBI Director over an alleged warrantless entry involving a minor suspect in Lexington, Kentucky. Ford chides FBI Director Clarence Kelley in a 1976 letter for the actions of his agents in raiding a home in Lexington,...

The FBI Files: Wendell Ford pt. 1

Wendell H. Ford was a larger-than-life figure in Kentucky politics for decades, serving 24 years as a U.S. Senator and as the 53rd Governor in Kentucky. The Owensboro Democrat holds the distinction of being the first person to successively serve elected as lieutenant governor, governor, and U.S. senator. Ford retired as the longest-serving senator in...