Bevin Got Kneed In The Nuts Yet Again

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I wish people would quit pretending dead people are terrific. All this, “OH MY GOD! They were so great, my best friend, a pure spirit!” bullshit has got to stop. Especially as it relates to shitty Frankfort politicians. [H-L]

Donald Trump said on Sunday that Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) is retiring from office because Trump refused to endorse him for re-election next year ― a claim that a source familiar with the matter disputed. [HuffPo]

Matt Bevin’s administration cannot keep secret the names of investors in Braidy Industries Inc., which received $15 million in public funding for a new aluminum plant in Eastern Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear has ruled. While this is a big deal, there’s got to be someone more credible than Joel Christopher to speak for the paper. He’s gone on record with me lying (I have Chicago PD records to prove it and have published them) about Morgan Watkins’ claims to have interacted with Chicago Police during the airline mess. So he’s about as trustworthy as Matt Bevin. [C-J/AKN]

We’re still not holding our breath over Google Fiber. Because you know it’ll hit the absolute worst neighborhoods first. [Google]

One in six Kentuckians struggle with food insecurity and for the state’s children it is worse — one in five. Recently, Berea College hosted the 2nd annual Kentucky Hunger Dialogue to bring together communities, universities, non-profit organizations, government agencies to brainstorm and collaborate to create action against hunger. The focus of the dialogue was to show people what hunger looks like in Kentucky, and what people are doing in Kentucky to address the issue. [Richmond Register]

Tenants of the Baltimore-area apartment complexes owned by Jared Kushner’s real-estate company have brought a class-action lawsuit against the firm’s property management arm over its aggressive pursuit of tenants for allegedly unpaid rent. [ProPublica]

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear will join some Eastern Kentucky residents and officials in opposing a requested electrical rate increase of $63.5 million by American Electric Power subsidiary Kentucky Power Company (KPC). [Ashland Independent]

A widely shared chart showing that more guns mean fewer gun murders gives a misleading impression. [NY Times]

Those wishing for some glimpse at proposed pension reform legislation this week are likely to be disappointed but one legislative leader provided some hope for those who fear it will include drastic changes to existing benefits. [Ronnie Ellis]

Before I started researching gun deaths, gun-control policy used to frustrate me. I wished the National Rifle Association would stop blocking common-sense gun-control reforms such as banning assault weapons, restricting silencers, shrinking magazine sizes and all the other measures that could make guns less deadly. [WaPo]

The City of Glasgow and Barren County Fiscal Court are among the announced recipients of Kentucky Office of Homeland Security grants, with a combined $47,500 for radio equipment, according to a press release from KOHS. [Glasgow Daily Times]

The White House announced Thursday that Donald Trump has officially nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). [ThinkProgress]

Lois Smith was paralyzed, but now she can walk again. Smith, 62, had been to the emergency room off and on since she collapsed one day in her driveway about five years ago and found herself unable to walk. She was uninsured, on disability and incapable of paying a primary care doctor. [H-L]

Mike Pence is a giant, closet case baby. That’s the long and short of it. He’s that kind of guy like Damon Thayer – feigning homophobia while trolling for you-know-what behind the scenes. [HuffPo]

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