Now Frankfort’s Wasting Your Time On Coyotes

Child advocates urged members of a Senate panel Wednesday to find money in Kentucky’s cash-strapped budget to reverse cuts to a program that helps poor parents pay for child care. [H-L]

Actress Ashley Judd is moving closer to a challenge to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), meeting in recent days with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic donors and strategists in Kentucky to discuss a potential run. We hear she’s working with Gillibrand’s consultants and J.B. Poersch. Jonathan Miller is just along to try to write another book (like he tried to do with the Kennedys). [The Hill]

Bet she’d feel differently if she was snowed on this like she is another issue by a corrupt nursing home industry. Julie Denton on Wednesday challenged Gov. Steve Beshear to move money from other parts of state government to keep subsidizing working families’ child-care expenses. [C-J/AKN]

National Rifle Association President David Keene said Wednesday he doesn’t expect a filibuster from gun rights supporters as the Senate prepares to vote on potential gun control issues. [HuffPo]

Steve Beshear said he will sign into law Thursday a bill approving several new building projects at state universities, including a $110 million renovation of Commonwealth Stadium and other football facilities at the University of Kentucky. They’re doing all this now because they won’t be possible with new reporting requirements next year. [H-L]

It’s hard out there these days for America’s once proud population of deranged racists. They made the mistake of getting their hopes up that the nice Mormon fellow might finally boot the “boy” out of the White House, only to be miserably crushed by the combined forces of New Black Panther Party and Nate Silver with his gay jewish wizardry. [Wonkette]

The Kentucky Derby Museum is planning a bourbon-themed tribute to Secretariat. A bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of the great racehorse with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard will be released May 1 at the Derby Museum next to Churchill Downs. [WKYT]

A former Illinois congressional candidate and a government watchdog organization have teamed up to sue the Internal Revenue Service, claiming the agency should bar dark money groups from funding political ads. [ProPublica]

During his Tuesday night speech in Richmond, State Auditor Adam Edelen said he would do his best to “kill” House Bill 1 if the Republican-controlled Senate amends the legislation to give county governments control over special taxing districts. [Richmond Register]

If there is anything more tense than the relations between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, it might be what is happening between two prominent Republicans: strategist Karl Rove and former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich. [Reuters]

This is the kind of crap Frankfort wastes its time on. Turns out coyotes are a whole lot more wily than in the cartoons, in fact they’re overrunning Kentucky, officials say — turning calves, foals and even small dogs and cats into their prey. [C-J/AKN]

Why are these self-hating gays still pretending that they’re Republican? It’s like admitting they’re incapable of free thought or have too many daddy issues. [HuffPo]