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Clay County Back In The Spotlight For Being Awful

December 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Sec. Audrey Haynes said Monday that efforts to establish a state-run health insurance exchange are continuing to move forward. [Business First]

Speaking at Priceton University to promote his new book, Justice Antonin Scalia defended his previous controversial writings on gay rights, and explained to a gay student why he drew a legal analogy between laws banning sodomy to murder and bestiality. [TPM]

Authorities are investigating two homicides within 48 hours in Clay County. The most recent case came to light Saturday afternoon with the discovery of a burned body off a dirt road in the Crawfish community. [H-L]

The Medicaid program has government employees and contractors doing some of the exact same work, which is wasting government time and money, according to a new Government Accountability Office report released Monday. [Politico]

This is an important issue and should be looked at for a second time. In a decision that could affect health departments throughout Kentucky, the state Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that the Bullitt County Board of Health can enact a smoking ban without lawmakers’ support. [C-J/AKN]

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear two cases challenging state and federal laws which prevent the legal union between same-sex couples. [ProPublica]

A Madison County judge has decided again to postpone the trial date for Jason Singleton and Christina Marcum. Both are charged with killing Singleton’s wife, Angela Frazier-Singleton. Her dismembered body was found near the Kentucky River in January of 2011. [WKYT]

By the year 2030, for the first time in history, a majority of the world’s population will be out of poverty. Middle classes will be the most important social and economic sector. [NPR]

Accused murderer George Zimmerman will ask a Florida judge on Tuesday to let him remove his GPS monitoring device and travel freely within the state pending his June 2013 trial in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin. [Reuters]

Kentucky State Police say donations to their annual “Cram the Cruiser” food drive are slightly down this year but they are expecting an increase during the holidays. The food drive started in November at two Frankfort locations and the agency will be accepting donations through Dec. 14. [H-L]

Remember Mark Sanford and the Appalachian Trail? His wife may be appointed to the U.S. Senate. [WaPo]

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