Latest Coal Story Will Fire Up The Far Right

The University of Kentucky will offer four new courses in the coming year with hopes of providing more skilled workers for the state’s growing wine industry. [H-L]

A Bulgarian student who is married to an American has become the first gay man to have his application for a green card granted, says their lawyer. The approval is seen as proof of US visa policies quickly adapting to last week’s historic Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. [BBC]

Seems the former Owsley County Clerk has a fee account deficit of some $132,000. [External PDF Link]

U.S. President Barack Obama played down a controversy over whether Washington had spied on its European allies, saying on Monday intelligence services around the world — including in the EU — seek additional insight beyond regular media reports. [Reuters]

A group from Wisconsin has sent a letter of complaint to a central Kentucky mayor about prayers said by the Danville City Commission during public meetings. [WKYT]

College students taking out new loans for the fall term will see interest rates twice what they were in the spring – unless Congress fulfills its pledge to restore lower rates when it returns after the July 4 holiday. [HuffPo]

Kentucky is preparing to move more than 125,000 Medicaid patients to a different Medicaid managed care provider after the Court of Appeals declined Monday to stop Kentucky Spirit from leaving the state on Friday. [H-L]

Hillary Clinton has not actually decided that she would like to president us in 2016 (cough yet cough), but that does not mean it is too early for Republicans to crap themselves just in case. They tried to derail her by saying that she personally travelgated to Benghazi, Cuba, to personally murder some ‘Mericans personally like that time she lesbianed Vince Foster to death personally. [Wonkette]

Yesterday was the deadline for Kentucky State Fair general entries. So how excited are you for all the pigs, cows and fun??? [C-J/AKN]

The U.S. government is not waging a “war on coal” but rather expects it to still play a significant role, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Sunday, rejecting criticism of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan. [Reuters]

What the heck is going on in Richmond these days? The Richmond police department is investigating nine burglaries and thefts reported Wednesday through Sunday. [Richmond Register]

Enactment of the sweeping immigration bill now before Congress would yield billions of dollars in new and expanded federal contracts for a host of defense and tech companies. [The Hill]