Rand Paul Apparently Hiding From Everyone Now

What? Lil Randy bailed again? Surely not! It was just more than a year ago when U.S. Sen. Rand Paul appeared before a state Senate committee to push for a bill that would automatically restore voting rights for some nonviolent felons who had completed their sentences. [H-L]

A lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act received a serious hearing at the Supreme Court Wednesday as lawyers from both sides faced tough questioning from justices, making it difficult to predict how the court will rule and whether millions of people will have to relinquish their health insurance. [HuffPo]

Way to go, Steve Beshear, for letting this happen in the Louisville area. The regional First Steps program is moving under the auspices of a different agency, and some fear the change will disrupt services for children in retaliation for a pension dispute. [C-J/AKN]

Senate Democrats co-sponsoring a bill to allow Congress to vote on an Iran nuclear deal said Wednesday that they will vote no if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brings it up for a vote next week. [The Hill]

People in Richmond are seriously still fighting over a fence. [Richmond Register]

House Republicans averted a Department of Homeland Security shutdown Tuesday by approving a funding bill without any of the politicized moves to shut down Obama’s immigration executive action. But in the hours before the vote, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sought to gin up support for the funding by calling constituents with a warning that terrorists were crossing the border. [Think Progress]

The Boyd County community-based group focused on solid waste monitoring has been meeting regularly since August, but now members are getting serious about organizing in such a way that concerns will be taken seriously by the state. [Ashland Independent]

Around four million unauthorized immigrants are stuck in legal limbo more than two weeks after a federal judge in Texas suspended President Obama’s move to temporarily protect them from deportation. [NPR]

Kentucky is home to two independent school districts which cross county lines, something which is not only uncommon in Kentucky, but rarely is found anywhere in the country. [Glasgow Daily Times]

Rand Paul lacks the ability to interpret writing and to discern humor. He also chickened out of appearing on Parks and Recreation, which was maybe one of the dumbest things he’s ever done. Or not done. [Politico]

Magistrate Darrell Glover says continued growth is his main focus. [The Morehead News]

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on ideological lines on Wednesday as it tackled a second major challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, with Justice Anthony Kennedy emerging as a likely swing vote in a ruling. [Reuters]

The Eastern Kentucky University Student Senate voted Tuesday to approve a $300 annual fee for the next 20 years to pay for new student facilities. [H-L]

Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programs, said on Wednesday he is not being offered a fair trial if he returns to the United States. [HuffPo]