Time To Step Up In Louisville To Help Kids

Three of the five remaining defendants in an alleged vote-buying conspiracy in Clay County plan to plead guilty. [H-L]

Could someone please mansplain to us what the confederate and gay pride flags have to do with the presidential race? This sort of silly polling does nothing but confuse voters and cause unnecessary controversy. [PPP B.S.]

Just like we predicted a week or two ago, David Peden was named Chief Investment Officer of Kentucky Retirement Systems. [Press Release]

Kelli Cauley’s fingers raced over her keyboard as she asked the anxious woman at her side a series of questions. [NY Times]

Despite the successful campaigns of Sen. Rand Paul and Rep. Thomas Massie, members of the tea party movement in Kentucky still resent what they see as unfair treatment from the Republican establishment. Maybe it’s because of the insanity these fringe folks tend to push? [Scott Wartman]

There are multiple scandals blowing up right now, including a whole set of ominous legal cases that could result in punishments so extreme that they might significantly alter the long-term future of the financial services sector. [Matt Taibbi]

If you missed it, Jack Brammer wrote a story about Alison Grimes being endorsed by the AFL-CIO (surprise) and Mitch McConnell railing on about right to work. Which isn’t even the big story – it’s that McConnell went after anti-discrimination legislation and attempted to tie Grimes to it – even though she doesn’t have the guts to stand up for equality publicly. How on earth could that be overlooked in the story? Goodness gracious [Bluegrass Poliics]

Clemency for torturers but not for Edward Snowden. Why pardoning the whistleblower would be more moral and legal than Obama’s treatment of Bush-era interrogators. [The Atlantic]

If you’re in the Louisville area and can afford to, please consider giving back to kids who need it within Jefferson County Public Schools. JCPS officials tell us that most of the coats they’ve received the past couple days haven’t even made it to storage because there are so many families in need. [The ‘Ville Voice]

In addition to the drug-sentencing op-ed, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said last week that Paul had borrowed much of a speech supporting Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli from the Wikipedia page for the 1997 film “Gattaca.” [HuffPo]

Rep. John Tilley will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today on corrections reform. [Press Release]

Police have arrested a man they say was behind the wheel in a fatal hit-and-run collision in Morgan County this past weekend. [WLEX18]