Steve Beshear Finally Gets It On Gambling!

Kentucky officials are seeking $7.1 million in damages from the company that operated a cargo ship that struck a bridge over the Tennessee River, causing the span to collapse. [H-L]

Why is that cop putting on rubber gloves and coming towards me, you might be wondering next time you are pulled over for littering and live in Texas and see a cop coming towards you wearing rubber gloves. [Wonkette]

It took the man how many years to finally realize the error of his ways? Steve Beshear said Thursday he may propose a casino amendment that doesn’t guarantee licenses or revenue to racetracks — saying it’s the only way to get it through the legislature. [C-J/AKN]

Time Warner Cable left the door open Thursday to the possibility of carrying Al Jazeera’s new U.S.-based network, which is set to replace Current TV following Wednesday’s acquisition. [HuffPo]

Republican Andy Barr was sworn in Thursday as representative for Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District. [H-L]

It began so optimistically. On November 16, after their first “fiscal cliff” session with President Barack Obama, the four leaders of Congress had stood in the driveway of the White House shoulder-to-shoulder for what is a rare photo these days, Republicans and Democrats together, smiling. [Reuters]

The country may have stepped back from the “fiscal cliff,” but another bloody partisan fight in Washington looms in the next two months. [Ronnie Ellis]

The number of guns confiscated at airports across the United States is on the rise, the Transportation Security Administration says. [NY Times]

You can’t even drink your coffee in Richmond these days without your gross, awful husband putting rat poison in it. [WKYT]

A police officer can’t pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. [HuffPo]

More and more Kentucky businesses are moving across the river to Indiana. Harrison County leaders expect to learn this month whether an unidentified Kentucky company will accept a $5 million offer to locate a new business near Interstate 64 at Lanesville. [C-J/AKN]

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