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SEC Hits Illinois, Still Investigating The KRS Mess

March 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Feature articles about locally owned businesses are often feel-good pieces — a creative cupcake maker, a charming vintage-radio repairman — that exist in a world far from the stories that are making front-page news and dividing the nation. But this one, about Lexingtonian Keith Pitts’ small but growing business, is a little different. [H-L]

Okay, everybody needs to start praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster that Paul Ryan runs for the presidency in 2016. The schadenfreude will be way more exciting than from any other candidate we’ve seen. [The Hill]

Kentucky’s 2-year-old ban on texting while driving is nearly impossible to enforce, police and prosecutors say, leading to calls for a stronger law punishing distracted driving. [C-J/AKN]

Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) 13-hour filibuster over whether or not the White House believes it has the authority to assassinate terrorism suspects within the United States raised the weary spirits of critics of the Obama administration’s targeted killing program. But, advocates say that the focus on something that may never come to pass—drone strikes at home—should not distract from the problems with targeted killing as it is actually used. [Mother Jones]

When Secretary of State Alison Grimes proposed ways to allow military personnel stationed outside of Kentucky to cast absentee ballots more easily and quickly, nearly everyone said it was a good idea. [Ronnie Ellis]

Rand Paul’s mother bought ten Rand for Pretzeldent bumper stickers. Ruh ro? [Click the Clicky]

The SEC announced a settlement with Illinois for allegedly misleading munibond investors about its pension obligations, according to a release from the agency. [Business Insider]

No one is disputing that David Prater was knocked down and trampled by a Lexington Division of Police horse while waiting in line for the bathroom at a 2009 University of Kentucky football game. What was disputed during the resulting lawsuit was whether the horse’s rider, former Officer Heather Catt, used her discretion to decide when, how and where she patrolled the crowded Commonwealth Stadium parking lot, or whether she was following specific orders, policies and procedures. [H-L]

Lawwwwwd, have you seen this gay wingnut in South Carolina trying to run against fellow mary Lindsey Graham? [Wonkette]

A routine traffic stop for speeding during rush hour traffic leads to one man’s arrest when an officer discovers more than 20 pounds of marijuana. [WHAS11]

Here’s a look at how raising the retirement age screws the working poor. But you already knew that. [WaPo]

Frankfort can waste time passing useless resolutions like this but can’t even address the corrupt Kentucky Retirement Systems. he executive committee of the Kentucky GOP has passed a resolution applauding U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as a “shining example of Republican leadership” for last week’s nearly 13-hour filibuster. [WKYT]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Humor · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 James R. // Mar 12, 2013 at 8:29 am

    There is a crack on the Kennedy Bridge over the Ohio River. I guess we will have to wait till its closed for good to do anything because we do not want to increase the deficit. What a joke!

  • 2 Mr Truth // Mar 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Would Meemaw vote for (Rand) Paul/Paul (Ryan) ?