Fleming Co. Story Will Send You Into Fit Of Rage

A Lexington attorney says prosecutors sensationalized an affidavit in the Subway harboring case. Is it a case of employing and harboring undocumented Indian nationals or a cultural misunderstanding? [H-L]

The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are among the many secrets now revealed in the first high-quality genome sequence from a Neanderthal woman, researchers say. [HuffPo]

A statement given to investigators by road contractor Leonard Lawson in 1983 about bidding practices for state highway contracts is an open record and should be released, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. [C-J/AKN]

For the first time, Matt Bevin actually knows what he’s talking about. He’s just repeating what he’s heard but it’s the truth – though, she is equipped to be a senator. It’s just that her daddy and friends are ruining things for her. Matt Bevin, the conservative challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), suggested Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’s campaign is “keep[ing] her silent” on issues because “she really has no idea what she’s talking about.” [The Hill]

Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he wants more money to “reinvest in education,” but he won’t include revenues in his new two-year budget proposal from tax reform or expanded gambling. [Ronnie Ellis]

The ACLU’s official position on Edward Snowden is that he’s a patriot. [ACLU]

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx wants states to require first-time drunken drivers to use alcohol breath monitors before they get behind the wheel. [WLEX18]

Oh, look, here’s Kentucky being the 45th least healthy state in the entire country. [Fast Company]

Any time a newspaper uses the word “fancy” – we’re obviously going to read whatever it is the paper is covering. Lexington police saved a girl’s life Tuesday afternoon with the help of some fancy equipment. [H-L]

Go read all about Sam Youngman leaving Warshington, DeeCee to come back to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. [Politico]

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s Local Option Sales Tax idea may not get lost in Kentucky’s General Assembly, after all. For the first time, House Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Prestonsburg) said Wednesday that – despite some reservations – he is open to the proposal. [WHAS11]

Roll Call has changed the Kentucky Senate race from “Republican Favored” to “Lean Republican.” But goes on to essentially say McConnell will win. [Roll Call]

Here’s your daily dose of outrage. A 17-month-old boy, from Fleming County, is still in critical condition at Kentucky Children’s Hospital after going through surgery Wednesday morning. The Kentucky State Police say the child’s injuries are a concern and they have opened a criminal abuse case. [WKYT]