Regional
2:12 pm
Fri June 17, 2005

Governor Fletcher Attacks AG's Investigation

Bowling Green, KY – The was of words between Governor Fletcher and Attorney General Greg Stumbo shows no sign of letting up.
During a visit to Bowling Green Thursday night Fletcher told Western's Public Radio that the resources being used in the state hiring probe should instead be used to prosecute drug abuse and fraud within the Medicaid and welfare sytem.
The Governor said Stumbo's investigation "reeks of misconduct" and that he and state auditor Crit luallen, both Democrats, are taking part in a conspiracy against the Republican administration by starting it when Fletcher was on an overseas economic development trip to Asia. He says he sees no evidence of any wrongdoing and is opposed to having the case "tried in the press".