Rand Paul Presidential Polls: Big Waste Of Time

The bearded, disembodied head of Col. Sanders is back providing a voice of satire at the University of Kentucky. [H-L]

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on Tuesday. [HuffPo]

Billed as a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix, electronic cigarettes are surging in popularity. But some doctors and researchers say these smoking substitutes are far from harmless — especially to children. [C-J/AKN]

Here are three charts debunking the Mitch McConnell myth that President Barack Obama is anti-business. [PolicyMic]

Will Frankfort ever stop wasting time and money renaming highways for various people? It truly doesn’t matter. [WLKY]

How college pricing is like holiday retail sales. [ProPublica]

This story is still inciting rage in tons of people. Police on Wednesday arrested the father of nine children who were found living in squalid conditions in Rowan County the previous day. [Ashland Independent]

The Senate Conservatives Fund has invested nearly $1 million in the candidacy of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s GOP primary opponent, the group said Friday morning. [Politico]

Mandatory 10-digit dialing is coming soon in the 270 area code in Western Kentucky. [WLEX18 & Press Releases]

Creating your own reality is reassuring and fun. But making first contact with actual reality is jarring if you’ve been living in a delusion bubble. [TPM]

This whole situation in Hodgenville is enough to make your head spin and your eyes roll back. [News-Enterprise]

The myth of health care’s free market. Because teabaggers, who have no idea what that means, can’t stop foaming at the mouth. [Newsweek]

Let’s all act surprised that Republicans in Frankfort representing the poorest districts of the Commonwealth still want to screw their constituents by killing health care reform. It’s just a shame Bob Stivers and crew are too deficient to grasp that it’s not going to happen. [H-L]

Only 35% of Kentucky voters think Rand Paul should run for President, compared to 49% who think he should sit it out. But he’d still be a favorite in both the primary and general elections in the state. [PeePeePee]