Georgetown Supernanny Dad Commits Suicide

James Scott Terrill, the Georgetown man who appeared on the ABC program Supernanny, allegedly committed suicide on July 4. Terrill was a struggling single father who appeared on the January 23 episode of the program.

From the Georgetown News-Graphic:

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at Georgetown Cemetery with Pastor Dwayne Russell officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tucker, Yocum & Wilson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Safe Harbor Baptist Fellowship, Building Fund, 131 N. Broadway St. Georgetown, KY 40324.

This may seem inconsequential to some, but it’s a serious subject. If you or someone you know is suicidal, help is within reach. Please call 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK. Or CLICK HERE to find a local number.

State Vehicle Abuse – Same Jeep, New Week

Last week we discussed the potential abuse of a Jeep Patriot owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. We thought it’d be prudent to check in on the Jeep to see if any changes have been made re: the vehicle’s take-home status.

At 10:30 A.M. this morning, the same Jeep was parked in the state employee’s driveway. It’s what gives state government and state employees bad names. In this case it seems like somebody would at least try to, you know, seem like no one is wasting state dollars.

See for yourself:


How Do You Know a Democrat Is Winning?

When the Republican Party of Kentucky issues a press release, of course.

Even though the RPK’s latest release attacking David Boswell has some merit, it’s obviously timed to impact Boswell’s poll numbers over Guthrie.

Anyway, take a look at the release:

RPK CHAIRMAN: Is David Boswell Illegally Using State Senate Campaign Account to Fund Congressional Race?

FRANKFORT – Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson today called on State Senator and Second District Congressional Candidate David Boswell (D-Owensboro) to release a full accounting of his State Senate reelection campaign finances to ensure no funds from that account are being illegally used in his Congressional Campaign.

Read the rest of the release after the jump. But keep in mind Boswell also has a state senate re-election campaign for 2010 open and is filing reports with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. Meaning Boswell is raising funds for 2010 in case he loses his current race. Meaning the RPK should be able to figure out that Boswell isn’t violating campaign finance law by accepting a $100 contribution. (That is, as long as Boswell actually held an event for his state senate campaign and not his congressional race.)

We wish the RPK would stand up against all campaign finance shenanigans and not just those that potentially benefit their candidate of choice. It would do the Republican Party quite a bit of good to actually be at the forefront of an issue for once. The RPK attacked Bruce Lunsford for paying to appear on the CW in Louisville but neglected to mention Michael Cassaro, who did the very same thing. The RPK ignored every single thing Greg Fischer’s campaign pulled during the primary. So now it’s tough to take the party seriously on matters of campaign finance.

Read moreHow Do You Know a Democrat Is Winning?

Reminder: Anne Northup Campaigned Hardcore Against Gay Marriage in 2006

Who could forget?

Well, just in case you had forgotten, take a look at this Politico story about Republicans and marriage politics.

In 2006, the five Republicans who used marriage most prominently as a wedge issue all lost. Sens. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and George Allen (Va.) along with Reps. John Hostetler (Ind.), Anne Northup (Ky.) and Ken Blackwell (in his race for Ohio governor) tried to win with anti-gay campaign tactics. They didn’t necessarily lose because of their tactics, but these tactics didn’t prevent them from losing like they might have a decade ago.

Anne Northup, if I remember correctly, sent out a fancy little mail piece attacking John Yarmuth for being for “ho-mo-sexual marriage.” Yeah, I know, scary on John’s part. (Like I really want to deal with a pre-nup!) And she made a career out of using the gays as a political wedge.

Anne and other Republicans (and Democrats in this state, even) need to take notice. Using gay marriage as a wedge issue ever again will help solidify the end of their political careers.

Hopefully Anne and other opportunists will take advice from their gay staffers and avoid it once and for all.

Remember that Bill Nighbert Rumor?

Well…

Take a look at this:

Investigators casting wide net in transportation probe
By Ryan Alessi
ralessi@herald-leader.com

Nearly three months after a federal probe of Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet became public, investigators and a Lexington-based federal grand jury are casting a wide net, starting with former cabinet officials.

Still, few details have leaked out to pinpoint exactly which activities or individuals the Federal Bureau of Investigation is targeting.

Federal officials have invited, but not ordered, former Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert to speak with the grand jury, said Howard Mann, Nighbert’s attorney. Nighbert declined the opportunity, Mann said.

PSC Caves, Public Now Allowed to Schmooze

Remember that fancy little story we published earlier in the day as blog filler?

Turns out the Public Service Commission has caved and the public can now attend.

See?

The invitation posted on the PSC Web site pointedly says that the public is not invited, “because of time and space considerations.”

But PSC spokesman Andrew Melnykovych said Friday that anyone who shows up will be allowed in for cake and punch.

The wording of the invitation was “probably an oversight on somebody’s part,” he said, adding that “mistakes get made.”

Woopsie daisy!