MySpace perverts hit Appalachia! World is ending!


A Rowan County school bus driver was arrested and charged Tuesday with unlawful transaction with a minor in an alleged incident involving a teenage boy. State police said Gary L. Clark, 46, of Elk Lick Road, Morehead, had been in contact with the boy through a profile. Police said he solicited the boy to meet him Saturday and allegedly coerced him into getting into his vehicle. There, “inappropriate actions” occurred, but police declined to elaborate. Police seized computer equipment from Clark’s home. The boy is a Rowan County student but was not on Clark’s bus route.

Folks close to the bus driver are claiming the young boy harassed the driver and the driver was merely meeting him to resolve a dispute. Uh… why would anyone give a flip about settling a dispute from MySpace (of all places) with a child they don’t even know? Yeah…

And speaking of MySpace perverts (OH NOES! IT’S THE WORST THING EVER! NOTHING BUT PERVS!), Stephen George (not a MySpace pervert) wrote an interesting story about To Catch a Predator-style sting operations going down here in the Bluegrass. Make sure you read it all. We gagged and felt like Republicans after finishing it.

Watching it on TV, the whole scene is sad and pathetic: From his mother’s dark PT Cruiser emerges 26-year-old Dustin McPhetridge, struggling to move his weight to the cane in his left hand while locking the door with the keys in his right. He’s driven five hours to Bowling Green, Ky., to meet the girl who’s now standing at the door of a palatial suburban house, offering a sympathetic smile. McPhetridge has cerebral palsy, which is making the short walk from car to house quite awkward.

It’s the first time he’s met the girl in person; they’ve only chatted online. He’s probably stoked because he thinks the petite brunette, dressed like a standard post-9/11 mallrat with shorts that may not pass as a bikini bottom, is about to screw him. There is lubricant, a man’s electric razor and a digital camera in the PT Cruiser. He thinks his new friend is 13 years old.

FBI in Frankfort

Ruh ro. That sound you hear is every legislator in the state clenching up.

Brett Hall and Marc Carey both report that an FBI agent was spotted in Frankfort today.

Well, it’s legit.

The gentleman from the FBI was seen leaving the Annex. Cabinet Secretaries, Democratic and Republican electeds have all confirmed it for us.

So. What is it? Gambling issues? Other forms of corruption?

Oh, the possibilities. We’re waiting with bated breath. So, if any of you Frankfort/whistle blower types want to spill the beans, hit us up. We need some drama today.

Doug Hawkins: “Send the Mexicans Away!”

Can you handle it? Your favorite protector of the homeland has made a name for himself and he’s been invited to play with with the big kids.

Louisville’s Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins (R-Protecting us from Mexicans) will testify in Frankfort at 2:00 P.M. today before the House Standing Committee on the Judiciary in support of Rep. Bob Damrom’s HB 304. Damron’s bill would expand the definition of identity theft, prohibit the employment of illegal aliens and– you guessed it– push for already stressed local law enforcement to handle federal immigration enforcement.

Doug Hawkins. Protecting us from Mexicans all across the land. He’s finally made it to Frankfort to spew his nonsense. Huzzuh!

Uncle Steve Wants You

Give Me An Idea, Any Idea: In that “pleasant” State of the Union speech, you might have caught Gov. Steve Beshear asking citizens for help in solving the state’s budget crisis. He really, really wants someone, anyone, to come up with an idea of two to save money, so much so that he’s taped a video message targeting state workers. It’s part of the Innovation, Economy and Efficiency team in the Finance Cabinet.  I’ve got one: Don’t hire back people you’ve already fired once.  The Governor’s honeymoon ends in 13 days, when he must deliver his budget.

Take the Fight: A Courier-Journal editorial says Beshear’s speech had one good aspect — it was non-confrontational. It wasn’t a compliment. Confrontation is coming, we’re assured. In another piece, David Hawpe says Beshear needs to get political, to jump in and get a Democrat elected in Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo‘s old district. Hawpe says it’s time the Gov gets involved in the Senate race against Mitch McConnell, pointing to a poll that shows the senior Senator soundly whipping anyone the Democrats might put up.

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Anne Franking it in Hardin County

From the Intrepid Reporter Dept of ‘Only a meth head could pull something like this off

From one of the best newspapers in the state (in terms of its local coverage) comes a story of a meth head hiding in a secret room concealed by a false wall and secret entrance. The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown reports that Lakisha Alcorn and Brian Goodman were using the room in the Hardin County home to manufacture methamphetamine.

For real. The meth world has its own underground railroad.

Sarcasm and creativity aside, it’s the tenth meth bust for the area in the past month. Which should be a real wake-up call for Frankfort. But we’re not holding our breath… many in the new administration can’t figure out how to include a mainstream blog/media service when sending out press releases. Guess everyone’s too focused on spending a billion dollars to legalize casinos (which we support, to an extent).

Beshear Appoints State Police Commissioner

Rodney Brewer - Beshear AppointeeGovernor-elect Steve Beshear has appointed Rodney Brewer as Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police. Contrary to the spin you hear from Republican mouthpieces, Brewer isn’t being appointed because he’s merely a friend of Beshear.

Here’s a link to Brewer’s resume so you can see just how qualified he is.

His resume details his extensive law enforcement background in Kentucky. With both a Bachelors in Police Administration and Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville.

He’s been a professor at UofL’s School of Justice Administration for nearly four years, was Deputy Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police Dec 03 – Aug 04, Lt. Col of Operations for the KSP Aug 02 – Dec 03, Lt. Col of Administration for the KSP Feb 02 – Dec 02, and Lt. Col of Strategic Planning at KSP from Sept 00 – Feb 02. Not to mention he has been Major of Operations, Commander, Captain and Lietenant– working his way up from being a lowly detective. He’s a respected author in law enforcement journals and has won numerous awards.

If he was politically savvy and vying for a crony’s appointment, don’t you think he’d be moving on up a little faster than this?

Spin all you want, shysters. Spin, spin, spin. Don’t even try to report the truth.