Report: Ky. AG candidate's record-keeping in question

John O'Brien Jul. 1, 2011, 10:40am


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky officials have reportedly twice warned attorney general candidate Todd P'Pool about his record-keeping while working as Hopkins County Attorney.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday that P'Pool has been in hot water over the records he keeps when working on child-support collection cases on behalf of the state. P'Pool will face current Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, in November's general election.

In 2008, he was warned that he was not keeping case logs. In 2010, he was warned about inadequate documentation, the report says.

"If the cabinet had a problem with what he was doing, why would they give him two outstanding service awards," P'Pool campaign spokesman David Ray said.

P'Pool was first elected as Hopkins County Attorney in 2006 and again in 2010. According to his campaign website, he was the first Republican elected to a countywide office since the Civil War era in a district of nearly 70 percent registered Democrats.

Conway, who announced in January he was seeking reelection, previously ran for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat, which was held by Republican Sen. Jim Bunning. Bunning retired the seat.

Republican Rand Paul defeated Conway in November.

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