Casey County Is Making Kentucky Really Proud

It’s the final round-up of the year. We’ll be back to normal on Wednesday.

What’s that? A racist twit in Casey County? Surely not! A Casey County man says the life-sized mannequin in his front yard of President Obama holding a slice of watermelon was meant as a joke and not a racist display. The best part of the story is seeing his racist daughter defend his racist behavior. [WLEX18]

Remember Todd Eklof? He’s performing his first marriage since 2003! [Salon]

Greg Stumbo has taken a break from, wait, no he hasn’t. He’s back on the NRA train blaming video games for gun massacres. [WKYT]

ABC News stops the presses! Obama has a friend who did sex to a hooker. [Wonkette]

Legislative leaders are at odds on whether to postpone the divisive issue of redistricting for another year to avoid gumming up an upcoming session already chock-full of hefty issues, including how to fix a $30 billion shortfall in a pension system for government retirees. [H-L]

Lori, a 39-year-old mother in New Jersey, would like to save for the usual things: college, retirement, vacations. But those goals are far down her wish list. [Reuters]

Despite roughly $27 million in net assets, a $7 million cash reserve and an AA- credit rating, the city of Hopkinsville, Ky., could be broke in less than two years ā€” at least on paper. [C-J/AKN]

Even the Democrats have funtimes with that fancy dark money. In the waning days of Montana’s hotly contested Senate race, a small outfit called Montana Hunters and Anglers, launched by liberal activists, tried something drastic. [ProPublica]

Several counties are in need of volunteers to review child foster care records for state courts. The Kentucky Court of Justice says in a news release that volunteers are needed in Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton and Mason counties. [H-L]

Here’s a question: What do Republican strategist Karl Rove and civil rights icon Rosa Parks have in common? The answer: a landmark Supreme Court ruling from 1958 protecting the First Amendment rights of dissident groups. [NPR]

As we end this year, go read this column from Ronnie Ellis. This is the week for looking back at the passing year or ahead to the new one. But because of a delightful Christmas gift, Iā€™m in mind of something as old as I am. [Ashland Independent]

President Barack Obama has signed into law a five-year extension of the U.S. government’s authority to monitor the overseas activity of suspected foreign spies and terrorists. [HuffPo]

A man who pleaded guilty in the 1994 slaying of a University of Kentucky football player has been seriously injured in an auto accident. Shane Ragland was hurt Saturday afternoon in an accident that shut down part of the Snyder Freeway. [WLKY]

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One thought on “Casey County Is Making Kentucky Really Proud

  1. Casey county guy and daughter are big reason KY gets the rep we have outside of area… racist?? oh hell no i just hate blacks…has nothing to do with color….. makes me very unproud to be called a kentuckian… only positve , if you can call it a positive, is that every state has ignorant people and like stupid, it is forever ………

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