Everyone Hopes Kemper Will Run Against Mitch

Some Kentucky tea party activists aren’t happy with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, and his choice of a campaign manager who previously worked for Sen. Rand Paul and his father, Ron Paul, isn’t going to change their minds. Kemper says he might run – hahaha! [Ronnie Ellis]

The Harlan County sheriff’s office could not account for more than $37,000 in drug-buy money during the most recent audit of the office, state Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday. [H-L]

Not everyone is a patriotic American. For instance a group of Ayn Rand weirdos gathered at the Detroit Athletic Club during the inauguration to discuss their plot to build a tax-free Puerto Rico-style protectorate on Detroit’s Belle Isle, one of the finest public park spaces in the nation. [Wonkette]

That sound you hear? It’s Morgan County hiding behind morality while voting against allowing alcohol sales yesterday. $1.5 million in potential wages flushed away, millions in tax revenue down the drain, all kinds of cash will continue to flow to every surrounding county to buy a product that’s being brought back into the county. [Deep Mountain Failure]

Newsflash: Congress is not particularly good at getting things done these days. What it is very good at, however, is waiting till the last minute, delaying and — eventually, when all other options are exhausted — kicking the can down the road. [WaPo]

Today at 1:30 P.M., Jack Conway will “announce a major development in his investigation of mortgage foreclosure issues.” Which means he needs more television time for his upcoming campaign. [Press Release]

The right-wing media are claiming that the “liberal agenda” President Obama outlined in his second inaugural address is out of the mainstream, even though polling has shown that the majority of Americans agree with Obama’s stances on marriage equality, sustainable energy, and other issues. [MMFA]

You can’t even be inside your home in Lexington these days without getting cut and beaten. [WKYT]

Liberalism has returned in force, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday, reviewing the president’s Inaugural Address. [HuffPo]

Again, this is the kind of crap that happens when teevee media overhype an issue. Police have arrested a woman for false reporting in an incident involving a white van in the parking lot of a Bardstown restaurant. [WHAS11]

The Obama administration is likely to rely mostly on existing rules and on flexing executive power to execute its second-term environmental agenda, sidestepping Congress as it sets about radically reducing greenhouse gases generated by major polluters. [Reuters]

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