Miniature Texan Now In A You-Know-What Contest

State government will see moderate growth in revenues over the next two years, according to the group of outside economists who develop the projections, but not quite as much as they’d hoped when they last looked at the numbers in October. [Ronnie Ellis]

We’d take these folks much more seriously if they covered the ridiculous email blasts that Alison Grimes spams out begging for money. [HuffPo]

Kentucky’s courts are taking a step toward making electronic case filing a reality statewide. The first electronic filings were accepted this week in Franklin County Circuit Clerk Sally Jump’s office in Frankfort, the project’s test site. [C-J/AKN]

Health and education in Kentucky. Where Obamacare dare not speak its name. [The Economist]

The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence has presented its recommendations to lawmakers on how to improve teacher quality in Kentucky. [WFPL]

Americans longing for a makeover in Washington will get their wish partially granted as the dome of the U.S. Capitol – but not the lawmakers who work inside – undergoes a $60 million restoration. [Reuters]

We hear he groped way more than Sannie overly. Also, a bunch of other old perverts have groped people like the women from Jefferson County in the past. They should all be kicked square in the nuts. There are new claims that the wandering hands of former state Rep. John Arnold were not confined to state capitol staffers. [WDRB]

The senator for the US state of Montana, Max Baucus, is expected to be nominated as ambassador to China, officials from President Barack Obama’s Democrats say. [BBC]

One Eastern Kentucky Community Action Agency got a multi-million donation! The Forcht Group gave the old Barbourville Nursing Home building to KCEOC in Knox County. [WYMT]

President Obama has ordered an early release from prison for Clarence Aaron, who has spent twenty years there, hoping for mercy. [ProPublica]

State officials pointed to the writing on the wall, Wednesday, as they let members of the Floyd County Fiscal Court know what will happen if they do not get their financial house in order. [Floyd County Times]

Senate Republicans will let their rank-and-file members leave town for the Christmas break, leaving Democrats to vote around the clock to confirm the latest batch of President Obama’s nominees. [The Hill]

Thirteen years ago, a small circle of people in Northern Kentucky had a vision: to turn the region into a hub for technology and innovation. [H-L]

Raising the minimum wage would help the working poor and give the entire economy a boost, a new analysis finds. [HuffPo]

The Kentucky State Police posts in Ashland and Morehead together collected more than 18,000 pounds of food to assist needy families in the region. [Ashland Independent]

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s “lying” to Congress about the scope of government surveillance did more damage than fugitive contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Wednesday. [TPM]