Matt Bevin Supported White Supremacist In 2004

Watching the latest video from the McConnell campaign is kind of entertaining:




In 2004, Bevin supported a secessionist white supremacist. These damn teabaggers (not tea partiers – there’s a big difference) love waving the confederate flag, throwing out race-baiting material and voting for the extremists.

And anyone who thinks the Louisville Tea Party is a thing is sorely delusional. It’s less of a thing than Louisville’s Republican Party.

McConnell Still Afraid The Poors Will Get Care

A northern Kentucky family is suing the city of Fort Thomas, claiming a lack of curb ramps resulted in a man being hit by a car while riding a motorized scooter and being killed. [H-L]

How one state succeeded in restricting payday loans. Lots of lessons for Kentucky and Steve Beshear to learn. [ProPublica]

The director of the Kentucky Emergency Management Agency resigned Thursday, two days after the release of a scathing audit which found evidence of wasteful spending and intimidation of employees who cooperated with auditors. [Ronnie Ellis]

Of course Eastern Kentucky makes an appearance. A 27-year-old U.S. program intended to warn the public of the presence of hazardous chemicals is flawed in many states due to scant oversight and lax reporting by plant owners, a Reuters examination finds. [Reuters]

A state agency under contract to inspect hospitals for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service says it is conducting an investigation at Baptist Health Corbin. [WHAS11]

Hurricane Sandy caused upward of $60 billion in damage, including an estimated $19 billion in damage and economic losses in New York City alone. Sea level rise played a relatively minor role in contributing to these losses. [Click the Clicky]

Matt Bevin skipped all the Republican functions at Fancy Farm but decided to go to the JIM BUNNING picnic? Someone should probably clue him in that Jim Bunning, you know, has less political support than Steve Henry. [Cincinnasti Enquirer]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that the Obama administration should delay its signature healthcare law because of concerns about data security. [The Hill]

Tucked inside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Newport is a modest clinic where the poor and chronically ill find health care and comfort from nurses who ask nothing in return. [WLEX18]

James Van Dyke Evers was only 3 when his father, Medgar, was assassinated in the driveway of the family’s home in Jackson, Miss., in June 1963. [NPR]

Angry taxpayers spoke, and the Jefferson County school board listened — sort of. After a contentious, standing-room only meeting Monday night, board members for Jefferson County Public Schools turned down the district’s request to raise property tax rates 3.1 percent — then minutes later approved a smaller 1.4 percent hike that will generate roughly $8 million more for public schools. [Toni Konz]

Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Vogue to discuss paparazzi and the super “weird” past that made her the lovable star she is today. It turns out America’s dream best friend had a pretty “unhappy” childhood. [HuffPo]

Kim King’s ALEC Claims Just Proved Bunk Again

Federal prosecutors in Milwaukee sued a Kentucky-based pharmaceuticals services firm on Friday, accusing PharMerica Corp. of illegally dispensing addictive narcotics without proper oversight. [H-L]

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper claiming legal authority for its spying and revealing that it “touches” 1.6 percent of Internet information. [HuffPo]

While his fiery rhetoric was designed to whip people into a frenzy, the paltry number of supporters scattered throughout the crowd left one with the impression that Bevin has a long way to go to defeat McConnell. [Courier & Press]

Turns out the 1960s were an unbelievably scary period of time for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Colonel Sanders. [Buzzfeed]

Just wishful thinking? He may call him a “friend” in Washington, but back home in Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is predicting the downfall of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. [C-J/AKN]

Representative Andy Barr, a Republican from Kentucky with little experience in the intricacies of Wall Street, was among the lucky House freshmen to secure a seat on the powerful Financial Services Committee. [NY Times]

The 2014 U.S. Senate election is 15 months away but a lot more people than Jesse Benton may be holding their noses before it’s over. [Ronnie Ellis]

Remember how Kim King was super-excited about her ALEC conference? And when her puppet master husband twatted that fracking was magical and had never caused water issues? Check out all the corporate influence in state legislation and lawmakers. [Bill Moyers]

Two of today’s best-selling high-end bourbons, Maker’s Mark and Pappy Van Winkle, got their start in very different ways but their recipes for success have two things in common: wheat and non-traditional marketing. [H-L]

President Barack Obama on Friday slammed Republicans for their continuing push to repeal his signature health care law, asking why the primary issue uniting the GOP involves kicking tens of tens of millions of people off of health insurance with no alternative plan for providing them coverage. [HuffPo]

The Kentucky museum where dinosaurs and biblical characters coexist has rolled out new exhibits and attractions – some with no religious message – to try to bring in new visitors. [WLEX18]

Another showdown over the filibuster is quickly approaching, a mere weeks after the previous one pushed the Senate to the brink of a nuclear-style rules change. [TPM]

A dilemma numerous county governments have found themselves in recently is one that has unfortunately not missed Perry County. [Hazard Herald]

A legal debate over whether one member of a same-sex couple has spousal privilege that would shield her from testifying against her partner is at the heart of a capital murder case in politically conservative Kentucky. [Reuters]

Kentuckians Hearing Very Little About Pipeline

Legal warfare continues in the wake of last year’s federal vote-buying conviction of a former Breathitt County school superintendent. [H-L]

Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who published documents leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, plans to make new revelations “within the next 10 days or so” on secret U.S. surveillance of the Internet. [Reuters]

Mitch McConnell’s campaign has called his Republican primary opponent Matt Bevin a “minor nuisance” and McConnell never mentioned Bevin by name Saturday at the Fancy Farm Picnic political speaking event. [Ronnie Ellis]

How payday loan sharks bounce back when states crack down. A look at the Beshear backers, of course. [ProPublica

No, Jess Correll is not going to be governor of Kentucky. That’s a pipe dream he can put to bed right now. [Interior Journal]

Liberals continue to try to paint Matt Bevin as “credible” and “legitimate” and a threat. Are they wishing in one hand? [TPM]

This mess in Covington gets crazier and crazier as the days go by. [Enquirer]

It’s a crucial part of the Metropolitan Sewer District’s $850 million plan to meet the requirements of a federal court agreement to reduce the amount of sewage going into area waterways. But the scope and impact of work on the new sewer pipeline and regional pumping station in eastern Jefferson County have its neighbors on edge. [C-J/AKN]

Obesity rates have dipped among low-income American children for the first time, according to US health officials. The fall was recorded in 18 states for children aged two to four, said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). [BBC]

Several residents asked the Woodford County Fiscal Court Tuesday to pass a resolution opposing a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the county, expressing concerns during a public hearing about safety, the environment and property values. [H-L]

Sit down with the attorney general to ask him about his priorities, as NPR did earlier this year, and he’ll talk about voting rights and national security. But if you listen a bit longer, Eric Holder gets to this: “I think there are too many people in jail for too long and for not necessarily good reasons.” [NPR]

Land owners and environmentalists are gathering in Frankfort to protest a proposed pipeline that would carry flammable liquids through several counties in northern Kentucky. [WLEX18]

The year 2012 was a terrible time for the planet, according to a new report released by the American Meteorological Society this week. [HuffPo]