Maybe Jack Conway’s Re-Election Won’t Happen

Looks like Jack Conway isn’t ousting Mark Riddle, after all. His “new campaign team” includes Matt Tompkins, Mark Riddle’s right hand. So we can look forward to another campaign of lackluster performance. So much for giving Jack the benefit of the doubt. So it looks like we may actually have to doubt whether or not Jack can win his re-election race. And that means the Democrats have literally nothing to look forward to. [So Much For THAT]

Like in this California town, there are a few public officials Louisville should get to recall. Same goes for a few others out in the state. [NY Times]

Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. Scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, Laura Cullen Glasscock, Greg Stotelmyer. [Press Release]

Looks like David Williams is backing off the push for educational cuts. And just like that, the fight goes on. [Ryan Alessi]

Katie Stine says the special legislative session was called too soon by Steve Beshear. It’s definitely a waste of money, but both chambers of our state legislature need to get their butts in gear and get this thing done. [Amanda Van Benschoten]

According to a new report, toxic chemicals and pollution are killing bees around the world. But mouth-breathers and folks like Steve Beshear want to muzzle the EPA and continue killing the environment. [Fast Company]

Rand Paul’s rant about his toilet not working has gone super-mainstream. Guess he never learned how to, you know, break things up as a kid. [NY Times]

Jennifer Moore was commissioned as a member of the Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board today. Her term ends on September 20, 2012. [SoS]

Former First Lady Laura Bush is criticizing House Republicans for cutting foreign aid. [The Hill]

President Barack Obama’s statement on the Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami: “Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunamis. The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial. The friendship and alliance between our two nations is unshakeable, and only strengthens our resolve to stand with the people of Japan as they overcome this tragedy. We will continue to closely monitor tsunamis around Japan and the Pacific going forward and we are asking all our citizens in the affected region to listen to their state and local officials as I have instructed FEMA to be ready to assist Hawaii and the rest of the US states and territories that could be affected.” [Press Release]

The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission will meet on March 24 and will dedicate the state’s 60th preserve. That’d be the 192-acre Blood River State Nature Preserve, located in Calloway County, which allows for the protection of a rare acid seep community and the Blood River crayfish. [Press Release]

No, Herald-Leader editorial board, it’s not strange that the State Senate rejected eight of Steve Beshear’s political appointees. What’s strange is that more haven’t been rejected. It’s what Democrats and Republicans do – they fight. And really? Larry O’Bryan? He’s already on dozens of boards and sucks down tens of thousands in compensation. He may be a nice guy, but enough’s enough. Paying back your political operative with appointments that cost taxpayer dollars is ridiculous. [H-L]