June 6

I had a great week joining fellow attorneys general from across the country at the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) annual Summer Meeting, where we convened to discuss the key issues impacting our states. While there, I had the opportunity to moderate a session on exploring and identifying best practices for prescription drug monitoring programs. During my tenure as your Attorney General, I've reached across party lines to work with Attorney General Pam Bondi in Florida to ensure that her state implemented an electronic prescription drug monitoring system similar to Kentucky's KASPER system. Together, we've worked to shut down the pill pipeline between Florida and Kentucky and to see that all 50 states have prescription drug monitoring programs in place that can share data across state lines.

My office also shared with conference attendees a presentation on our Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program. Keep Kentucky Kids Safe has been, and continues to be, an important outreach initiative, and I appreciate the many school leaders across the Commonwealth who allow us to visit their schools and discuss with their students the dangers of misusing prescription drugs. I strongly believe our efforts are making a difference in the lives of our children here in Kentucky, and I'm proud that our Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program now serves as a national model and is being duplicated by attorneys general in other states.

Next Monday, we'll conduct our post-election audit drawing. Six counties will be chosen in a random drawing to undergo independent inquiries to identify any potential irregularities that may have occurred during the primary election on May 20. These audits ensure a fair and equitable election process in Kentucky and supplement the work our investigators did leading up to and during the primary election.

If you want to know more about the work we are doing here in the Office of the Attorney General, please check out our monthly newsletter, which was just posted online this week.

Finally, I'll be catching up with my radio friends at WLGC, WAIN, WBVR, and WTTL on Monday morning. I hope you'll tune in if you live in one of those areas.