Bourbon Heist: Rumors Are Flying Like Woah

We hear the tipster is from a law enforcement agency that was working in a rivalry against another law enforcement agency in the county. [H-L]

This past September was the hottest ever worldwide — the seventh monthly record set this year. [HuffPo]

Once again, Jim Ramsey is lying to the media. Only now he has a media veteran to help him craft those lies. [C-J/AKN]

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer plans to invest at least as aggressively in the 2016 presidential election as he did last year, when he became the biggest individual donor on either side of American politics. [The Hill]

The Glasgow-Barren County Industrial Development Economic Authority received a “clean” opinion on the audit of the financial report for its most recently completed fiscal year. [Glasgow Daily Times]

Apple Inc told a U.S. judge that accessing data stored on a locked iPhone would be “impossible” with devices using its latest operating system, but the company has the “technical ability” to help law enforcement unlock older phones. [Reuters]

The Harlan County Economic Development Authority met for the first time on Monday to determine the direction the board will take and elect officers. [Harlan Daily Enterprise]

In February 2008, six days before he would win the Wisconsin presidential primary, Barack Obama traveled to a General Motors plant in Janesville, Wis., for a major economic address. [ProPublica]

Frustrating to see school districts spread information like this. You already know Eastern Kentucky schools aren’t tops, in any circumstance, in the state. The Perry County School District has made strides academically this 2014-2015 school year. [Hazard Herald]

From the Department of Things Ken Ham Wouldn’t Understand… The latest pictures of Pluto show it to have a beautiful blue-tinged atmosphere. And analysis of the scientific data sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft so far indicates that it has one of the most diverse landscapes in the Solar System. [BBC]

The Berea Independent Board of Education reaffirmed its commitment to two goals at Monday’s meeting. The first objective is to reduce the number of students who scored at the novice level in last year’s K-PREP state education accountability tests. The second is to raise student writing scores. [Richmond Register]

The myth of welfare’s corrupting influence on the poor. Does welfare corrupt the poor? Few ideas are so deeply ingrained in the American popular imagination as the belief that government aid for poor people will just encourage bad behavior. [NY Times]

About 180 CSX employees will be furloughed or relocated after the company abruptly closed its Corbin rail shops. [H-L]

Ratifying a treaty to end forced labour will free millions of people trapped in modern slavery, the International Labour Organization said on Tuesday, launching a drive to persuade 50 nations to ratify the landmark pact. [HuffPo]

Bowling Green City Commissioner Melinda Hill announced Wednesday her intent to challenge longtime state Rep. Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, for his Kentucky House seat in 2016. [BGDN]