This Week Was Filled With Way Too Much Death

New funny rumor: Greg Stumbo is once again telling people that he’s running on a gubernatorial ticket with Heather French Henry. [PEE ALERT]

You already know that LAUSD is sucking hardcore because of the Robert Felner lackey running the show. In response to concerns raised by federal regulators, Los Angeles Unified and eight other school districts have filed an amended application for a waiver from a federal law requiring that all students be proficient in English and math by 2014. [HuffPo]

Faced with criticism over the government’s secret spying on the Associated Press and Fox News, President Barack Obama has tried to burnish his free-press bona fides by pushing for the passage of a federal shield law to protect journalists and their confidential sources. Without the protection of a shield law, journalists can be held in contempt of court and sent to jail for refusing to testify in court about anything—including their sources. [NY Observer]

The Kentucky State Police announced the 2012 Trooper of the Year, Detective of the Year, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer of the Year and other awards for acts of bravery, life saving, professionalism and dedication to duty last week at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. [Ashland Independent]

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) amended his annual personal financial wealth report yesterday to clarify that he and his spouse jointly own a $1 million to $5 million money market account at SunTrust. In McConnell’s mid-May filing he listed the asset as belonging to his spouse. [Roll Call]

When Louisville-based Charah Inc. chose Earth Day to open its factory that turns scrubber waste into sulfur fertilizer, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer applauded the plant, saying it was needed because the Clean Air Act had left the state’s farmland “deficient in sulfur.” But that’s not true, according to plant and soil science experts at the University of Kentucky School of Agriculture. [C-J/AKN]

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told media editors on Thursday that he would change the way the Justice Department handles investigations that involve reporters and not repeat searches that have raised concerns about freedom of the press, the editors said. [HuffPo]

We have new information about a mystery at Cave Run Lake near the Rowan-Menifee County line. A dive team spent two days this week trying to find a car underwater. A fisherman notified authorities after finding the car on sonar. [WKYT]

As the U.S. economy crumbled in early 2009, President Barack Obama offered a plan that he said would save American jobs: a crackdown on corporate tax loopholes that encourage companies to send profits abroad to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes each year. [Reuters]

A federal judge has ruled that a Richmond attorney cannot represent a client of four years in a theft case involving $780,000 allegedly taken from Keeneland racetrack ATMs. [Richmond Register]

President Obama will surround himself with college students at the White House on Friday and warn that the cost of student loans is about to go up. [NPR]

A woman found alongside the northbound lanes of Interstate 65 died of head injuries, and police want the public’s help identifying her, according to The Associated Press. [H-L]

1 thought on “This Week Was Filled With Way Too Much Death

  1. “Two Education Giants”

    Bobby: “I taught Deasy a lot, but it’s not my fault that his LA school district is a terrible mess.”

    Fellow inmate: “Why isn’t it your fault, Bobster?”

    Bobby: “I did see him in Rhode Island, but we lost contact when he was supposed to come to Louisville. Did I skim his dissertation? I forget.”

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