Attorney General candidate Jack Conway recently said this about his opponent:
The Conway campaign said the police log is alarming.
"These revelations are disturbing and raise serious concerns about our opponent's fitness to potentially serve as the state's top law enforcement officer," said Conway spokeswoman Allison Haley.
What's so alarming about Todd P'Pool?
Once upon a time, his wife's aunt was listed in a police call log accusing him of causing a disturbance.
The log lists P'Pool's aunt by marriage, Nita Smaldone, as the caller. It gives no details about the nature of the disturbance at her residence, and P'Pool declined to elaborate.
Smaldone said in a letter five years later that it involved "a dispute over something very silly."
So the police were called. They investigated and found...what?
Madisonville Police Maj. Chris Taylor said the police log entry on Aug. 29, 2001, obtained by The Associated Press under the Kentucky open records law, is the only record of Smaldone's complaint. He said that the dispatching center has no recording of the actual call, and that the investigating officer wrote up no incident report.
"We don't usually do any type of report on a situation of this nature," Taylor said.
There's no report, no arrest, not even a disturbance. There was no follow-up.
Oh, except this -
The campaign provided the AP with the letter Smaldone wrote during P'Pool's 2006 race for Hopkins County attorney.
"I deeply regret that this harmless event is being used to attack Todd," she wrote at the time. "Anyone who knows Todd knows that he is a good and decent man who loves his family and has impeccable integrity."
No report, no disturbance, and the only person in the record calls it "harmless."
There is nothing in Todd P'Pool's activity that is "alarming".
What is alarming, is Jack Conway's obvious desperation to roll this out, and Roger Alford's complicity in writing about this complete lack of an incident.