Seems There’s All Kinds Of Local Govt Drama

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The case is now closed, but questions remain after a woman was killed in an accident with a Kentucky State Trooper. [WAVE3]

The mayor-elect of a Northern Kentucky city has been arrested and charged with abuse of public trust. [C-J/AKN]

Two years ago, when she started working at the deli counter of a Walmart in Illinois, Lisa hoped that her job would amount to the beginning of a career, one that would pay enough to cover her bills and enable her to stay current on her student loan debt. [HuffPo]

A Louisa man who operated two pharmacies in West Virginia has been sentenced to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for conspiring to illegally obtain prescription drugs, according to a news release from Booth Goodwin, U.S. Attorney for southern West Virginia. [H-L]

Two international teams of scientists have identified a rare mutation in a gene linked with inflammation that significantly increases the risk for the most common form of Alzheimer’s disease, the first such discovery in at least a decade. [Reuters]

The Trigg County Democratic Executive Committee sent a letter recently to Governor Steve Beshear, with the names of three people they believe would be able to replace current Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries. [Cadiz Record]

Did you know that in many states there are judicial elections? And that those judicial elections are a pathway for really exceptional conspiracy-driven wingnuts, rather than your garden-variety wingnut, to ascend to positions of power? [Wonkette]

Have you seen this mess in Louisville? Seems only one Metro Councilperson is standing up for what’s right. Another is half-standing up. The rest are literally flushing the process down the drain in an attempt to control power. [The ‘Ville Voice]

The resignation of Benham Mayor John Dodd during a special meeting of Benham City Council and the council’s appointing of his wife and council member Shirley Dodd to serve out his term as mayor on Thursday has caused some tempers to flare. [Harlan Daily Enterprise]

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform voted Monday to recommend raising the state cigarette tax to $1 per pack from the current rate of 60 cents per pack. [C-J/AKN]

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case of former Clay County Circuit Judge R. Cletus Maricle and others on Jan. 25 in Cincinnati. [WLEX18]