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Rand Says No One Will Teabag Mitch McConnell

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

Rand Paul says Ashley Judd doesn’t represent Kentucky. Spoiler alert: neither does Rand Paul. [H-L]

Democrats got caught with their pants down trying to sell voter data. Now they’re quickly trying to distance themselves from the practice. [ProPublica]

In retrospect, it was downright humane of state Sen. Julie Denton to spare members of her Senate Health and Welfare Committee the ugly details of nursing home neglect and abuse last week before they voted to approve a bill to shield the industry from lawsuits. Why should members, before lunch, have to consider graphic testimony about bedsores, near-starvation, dehydration and bowel obstructions suffered by elderly, helpless people? [Lipstick on a pig…]

Scientists believe they have determined the most precise date yet for the extinction of dinosaurs. Researchers from Glasgow University were part of an international team that has been investigating the demise of the dinosaur. [BBC]

A central Kentucky man was indicted for complicity to commit trafficking in medical marijuana that investigators believe was being shipped to Kentucky from Colorado and California. [WKYT]

During a fresh round of debate this week over President Barack Obama’s claim that he can unilaterally order lethal strikes by unmanned aircraft against U.S. citizens, some lawmakers proposed a middle ground: a special federal “drone court” that would approve suspected militants for targeting. [Reuters]

Drug overdose deaths in Boyd and Greenup County are on the decline. The drop is being attributed to new stiffer laws surrounding prescription painkillers but is leading to a resurgence in heroin use and a new methamphetamine problem, officials say. [Ashland Independent]

Former President Bill Clinton came to the House Democratic retreat here armed with a warning: The Republicans won’t make it as easy for Democrats to win in 2014. [The Hill]

If you missed it last week, be sure to check Senator Kathy Stein out as she just cold chaps some rear end with anal probing. [Page One]

“Our food is perfectly safe to eat.” From the company that once boasted that its fried chicken was “finger-lickin’ good”, this is hardly a bold sales pitch. But Yum! Brands, the owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, has good cause to sound defensive. A food-safety scandal in China, its most important market, refuses to blow over. [The Economist]

For the last six years, some of Kentucky’s brightest high school math and science students have come to Bowling Green to finish out their high school education — and get a big jump on college. [CN|2]

It’s “unlikely” that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will face a tea party challenger during his reelection campaign next year, fellow Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday. [WaPo]

Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced Monday that West Liberty and Morgan County will receive $30 million to help rebuild from last year’s devastating tornado. [H-L]

Maker’s Mark needs a flipping reality check if they think this is an acceptable way to do business. Dropping alcohol content is a quick way to lose a sizable chuck of their customer base. Three percentage points is just under SEVEN PERCENT less of the good stuff. [The Consumerist]

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