Attorney general scheduled to visit UK



By Elizabeth Suh

Democrat Attorney General Jack Conway is scheduled to participate in an open government forum at UK.

The forum will take place Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the William T. Young Library auditorium.

Republican Todd P’Pool, second term Hopkins County attorney, canceled because of a scheduling issue.

Conway, who is seeking re-election, will answer questions discussing his standpoint on open government topics like Kentucky’s Open Meetings Act and Open Records Act.

“The attorney general’s race is second only to the governor’s race in the Nov. 8 election,” said Buck Ryan, director of the Citizen Kentucky Project of the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center. “It is first for people who care about the First Amendment.”

The goal is to “focus attention of the future attorney general on the subject matter,” said Al Cross, director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues. “It helps him realize there are people who really care.”

The forum is sponsored by the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, the Institute for Rural Journalism and the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.