Picture It: Jerry Abramson Running For Governor

A spokesman for R.J. Corman Railroad Group said Wednesday that an excursion train from Lexington to Versailles “remains in the planning process.” [H-L]

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are readying a flurry of bills in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges in last year’s fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. [The Hill]

Of course Kentucky Retirement Systems caved, revealing that no one had been exonerated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Page One]

With this final, formal step in a long debate, Queen Elizabeth II has given her blessing to same-sex marriages, which will begin next year in the United Kingdom. [The Advocate]

It would be beyond amazing if Jerry Abramson tried to run for statewide office by himself. Hoo boy, the craziness would come out. [WKMS]

It’s almost sad watching the teabagger movement fall apart like this. We bet their carnival will be super-exciting. [Wonkette]

Kentucky has been chosen to collaborate on an ambitious project to design better ways to provide responsible medical care to so-called “super-utilizers” – people who frequently use emergency rooms for regular health care instead of lower-cost alternatives. [Press Release]

The strange case of genetically engineered wheat on a farm in Oregon remains as mysterious as ever. If anything, it’s grown more baffling. [NPR]

Just what state government tax dollars need to be paying for! In the last year, well over 25 Perry Countians have been honored with bridge dedications across the county, the bills for which had been footed by the fiscal court and donations from the community. [Hazard Herald]

Lest anyone feared Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wasn’t taking his re-election bid seriously, his latest campaign finance report shows he’s fully staffed up. In fact, McConnell looks like he’s making his own personal effort to reduce the unemployment rate among political consultants. [National Journal]

Joel Michael Aalberts, performing arts director for the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington, Ill., has been named as the new director of the Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. [H-L]

Jerry Lundergan, the father of Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, lives in Lexington, Ky. But he maxed out to Anthony’s Weiner’s New York City mayoral campaign to the tune of $4,950 on June 27. [NY Daily News]

It takes a lot of brass to obstruct a deal, get left out of it, vote against it, yet bask in shared credit for it. [C-J/AKN]