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No Wonder People Oblivious To KRS Messes

September 30th, 2013 · No Comments

After years of chatter and debate, some 640,000 uninsured Kentuckians on Tuesday will have their first full look at what the Affordable Care Act — or as it’s commonly called, Obamacare — means to them. [H-L]

A group of senior U.S. lawmakers has launched a probe into big banks’ relationships with universities amid concerns that students and taxpayers are being harmed by fees to banks and kickbacks to college administrators. [HuffPo]

The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission will meet Wednesday to select an interim director and begin the search for a permanent leader to replace Bobby Sherman, who resigned Sept. 20. [C-J/AKN]

Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials. [NY Times]

A Louisville man and lifelong employee of L&N Railroad has announced he will be entering Kentucky’s 2014 U.S. Senate race. [WHAS11]

In addition to the fact that 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is made in Kentucky, the state’s other exports include marijuana and disco balls. [CNBC]

How hard are you rolling your eyes over Greg Stumbo maybe supporting medical marijuana? [WKYT]

The chairwoman of the Senate committee that oversees infrastructure projects said on Wednesday that the federal government should replace its 18.4 cents per gallon tax on gasoline purchases with a fee that is paid by oil wholesalers. [The Hill]

Way to go, Clay County, you’re back to being absolutely terrible in the headlines. Beating a kitten to death? Smooth move. [H-L]

If the government were to shut down because of a failure to find an agreement on the future of Obamacare, it will entirely the president’s fault, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday. [HuffPo]

A popular tourist attraction at the Kentucky Capitol is being repaired. [WLEX18]

The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria’s chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government if it does not comply. [Reuters]

Should we even bother holding our breath to hear more about the corruption at Kentucky Retirement Systems from the press in the Commonwealth? [Page One]

When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes in June 2011, no one needed a Richter scale to know it was a Big One. [ProPublica]

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