Investigations

Jerry Lundergan Ordered to Report to Prison Next Month

The former Chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party will have to report to prison next month at the order of a federal judge. Jerry Lundergan, the father of former Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State and 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, will have to begin serving a 21-month sentence for his role funneling more...

Pappy Van Winkle Case Gets Netflix Treatment

In 2013, 200 bottles of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon was stolen from Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, two-years later the so called mastermind had been found – but did he really steal the unicorn of bourbons? The official trailer for a new Netflix mini-series “Heist” was released last week, which includes episodes on...

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...

The Spectacular Fall of Greg Fischer

It was 2019 and somehow Greg Fischer had his future by the short and curlies, this notion was affirmed by some in the nation’s capital who saw him as a man on the rise, and then everything completely fell apart.  A rising star of the Democratic Party in the bluegrass state, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer...