July 19

A veteran investigator in my Drug Investigations Branch has received statewide recognition for her work investigating convicted pill mill owner Ernest Singleton. Singleton was found guilty in U.S. District Court last month of illegally dispensing prescription drugs to thousands of patients through his pain clinics in Georgetown and Dry Ridge.

Yesterday, Lynne Thompson was one of three investigators to receive the Narcotics Officer of the Year Award from the Kentucky Narcotics Officers' Association (KNOA). I am thrilled that Lynne's efforts have been recognized and I am proud to have her as a member of my staff. For more information, please see our press release.

A Madison County grand jury yesterday handed down indictments in two separate cases investigated by my Department of Criminal Investigations. Former Madison County Clerk William Gabbard faces one count of failure to make required disposition of property over $300, while a deputy jailer in the Madison County Detention Center is charged with one count of official misconduct.

I'll be back in Franklin Circuit Court next week in our lawsuit against National College for allegedly misrepresenting job placement numbers to its students. The Court ordered National to comply with the subpoena we issued in 2010 related or provide legal justification for failing to do so. I look forward to sharing more information with you following Monday's hearing.

I'll also be on the road later in the week, visiting with WKYT's Bill Bryant for Kentucky Newsmakers and speaking to the Berea Chamber of Commerce lunch at noon on Thursday, July 25.