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Nunn’s Ex-Wife Profits From His Victim’s Death

July 17th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Lexington police officer and two retired officers are appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit alleging that the city is violating their constitutional rights by not contributing 100 percent of the cost of retiree health insurance premiums. [H-L]

The Justice Department will sift through trial testimony, interviews and other evidence during what is likely to be a months-long investigation into whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights when he shot the black teenager. [HuffPo]

When Brookelyn Shae Farthing, 18, graduated from Madison Southern High School in May, “she said this was going to be her best summer ever ― she was going to enjoy it,” Farthing’s sister Tasha Thomas said Monday. [Richmond Register]

Here’s what President Barack Obama had to say in a statement last night, featuring Kentucky’s senior Senator: I’m pleased that the Senate took action today to move forward on the nominees who have waited far too long for a vote. Over the last two years, I’ve nominated leaders to fill important positions required to do the work of the American people, only to have those positions remain unfilled – not because the nominees were somehow unqualified, but for purely political reasons. I want to thank the Senators from both parties – including Leader Reid, Leader McConnell and Senator McCain – who have worked together to find a path forward and give these nominees the votes they deserve. In the weeks ahead, I hope the Congress will build on this spirit of cooperation to advance other urgent middle-class priorities, including the need to take action to pass commonsense immigration reform and keep interest rates on student loans low for families trying to afford a higher education. [Press Release]

A spokeswoman for Gov. Steve Beshear says he does not plan to apply for the presidency of Murray State University. [BGDN]

Cameron Lebedinsky is just one of many people who say they were not allowed into the meeting due to the large number of people hoping to attend. Lebedinsky made the appeal to Attorney General Jack Conway, saying the school board knew a lot of interested people would be attending. [WBKO]

Greg Fischer is among a number of city officials being called to testify in the removal trial of Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, D-2, which is scheduled to begin next week. [WFPL]

Just in case you wanted to read another column that Greg Stumbo didn’t write. This time it’s about the Do Not Call Registry, something you can bet Stumbo knows next to nothing about. [Floyd County Times]

The operator of an underground coal mine in Harlan County has been ordered to pay a $150,000 fine in a federal criminal case. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove also placed Manalapan Mining Co. on three years’ probation. [H-L]

For ten years, Tracey Damron shared her life with former lawmaker Steve Nunn. Now she’s released a tell-all book, profiting from the craziness of Steve Nunn and the death of Amanda Ross. [WKYT]

Of course Ben Chandler needs yet another job profiting off of government. [Click the Clicky]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) lost big in the filibuster battle that ended Tuesday morning. Senators struck a tentative deal to confirm seven nominees to run federal agencies and departments, in exchange for Democrats agreeing not to nuke the filibuster on executive branch nominations — for now. [TPM]

Tags: Barack Obama · Ben Chandler · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear

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  • 1 Novena // Jul 17, 2013 at 8:55 am

    “Mitch’s Public Humiliation”

    Empress Elaine: “Mitch, you got caught with your pants hanging down–a truly ugly sight.”

    Mitch: “My party deserted me, hon. I’m humiliated, castrated, if you will.”

    Empress: “Get some balls, Mitch, and try to shoot straight next time.”