Spoiled Children In D.C.? Sounds Like Frankfort!

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A task force aimed at overhauling Kentucky’s alcoholic-beverage regulations is preparing its report and recommendations to Gov. Steve Beshear, but members of the group say they are intentionally avoiding some of the larger issues surrounding alcohol sales. [H-L]

As everyone knows, Barack Obama is a secret Muslim. He plans to use his second term to implement Sharia Law and turn America into a socialist Islamist theocracy. That means Christmas will be outlawed in the FEMA Camps! [Wonkette]

Expanding Medicaid health benefits to everyone eligible under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law would increase state spending on the program by just 3 percent while extending health coverage to more than 20 million people, according to a study released Monday by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Urban Institute. [HuffPo]

The Kentucky Legislative Research Commission reported in 1968 that β€œIt is almost impossible to obtain a complete and accurate list of all the special districts in Kentucky. No one knows exactly how many districts there are in the Commonwealth.” [Richmond Register]

CEO council demands cuts to the poor and elderly while reaping billions in government contracts and tax breaks. The corporate CEOs who have made a high-profile foray into deficit negotiations have themselves been substantially responsible for the size of the deficit they now want closed. [HuffPo]

A Northeastern Kentucky police officer is recovering in the hospital after being exposed to harmful materials during a drug bust. [WKYT]

The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a highway contractor who wants a bid-rigging statement he made to investigators nearly 30 years ago to remain secret. [H-L]

In 1996, Kathryn Lehman was a soon-to-be married lawyer working for Republicans in the House of Representatives. One of her major accomplishments: helping to write the law that bans federal recognition of same-sex marriages. [NY Times]

Officials in eastern Kentucky are conducting tests on a dam to see if a recent 4.3 magnitude earthquake centered near Blackey enlarged the flow of a small stream at the bottom of the structure. [WKYT]

In a less than ringing endorsement, two-thirds of Americans predicted Washington’s elected officials would behave “mostly like spoiled children” rather than responsible adults in the upcoming budget negotiations, according to a CNN poll released Monday. [HuffPo]

An oil refinery in Somerset is planning to resume operations after being closed for nearly two years. [C-J/AKN]