Only 449 days until the 2014 election

Louisville

Insider Louisville on people buying and building all over town (except maybe the West End)

The Courier-Journal illustrates a new downtown master plan that would bring in two-way streets and green space and all we would lose is the Belvedere.

On the heels of CMT’s Guntucky, the Indianapolis Star reports that reality TV is taking up a junkyard in Southern Indiana for its next look at Middle America.

Kentucky

Courier-Journal says Mitch McConnell’s seat is seen as the key to Republican hope of regaining Senate control and holding onto it.

But Real Clear Politics seems to think that he’s in trouble.

Because Bevin is seeking out support in Northern KY.

Everyone McConnell nose is holding theirs. [WHAS][CNHI] [C-J][C-J] [National Journal] (& many more)

And BuzzFeed is reporting that Sarah Palin has jumped on the Rand Paul bandwagon already.

Oh, and the New York Times just wanted to let us know that Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY) is raking in the moula!!

Elsewhere

Atty. General Holder seeks to avert mandatory minimum sentences for some low-level drug offenders says the Washington Post

Dealbook tells us that the US might actually be arresting bankers for white collar crime. A pivotal moment indeed.

Bloomberg questions whether the NRA is prudent in lobbying for gun sales to teens (tweens?)

 

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“It is time to bring Mitch McConnell home. You know, after 30 years of obstruction and 30 years of do-nothing in the United States Senate, we need somebody up there that is going to represent Kentucky.”

~ Gov. Steve Beshear (D-KY)

The world’s top carbon polluters have accidentally decreased emissions to save money. The market has spoken.

After failing miserably thus far to appear either moral or powerful in Syria, maybe the US should take some tips from the Russians.

Rappers spit like the have a lot more in the bank than they do. The Young Money of Nikki Minaj and Lil Wayne doesn’t stand up to the Old Money of Jay Z, Diddy, or Dre.

Did Amanda Bynes really throw that bong out the window? You’ll have to wait until September to know for sure.

Louisville son, Matthew Barzun, has officially been named US ambassador to Great Britain.

friday reading list

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Ohio State president, Mormon, and fecal sculpture, Gordon Gee, manages to insult, Notre Dame, Louisville, Kentucky, and the whole of the SEC all in one fell swoop. Gee violated the Mormons’ strict no sodomy policy when Rick Pitino put him on the receiving end.

After the recently successful drone strike in Pakistan, killing the number-two in the Pakistani Taliban, they have decided not to continue peace talks with Nawaz Sharif.

After losing out on the Communist Party elite for decades, Mao’s Red Flag luxury car is attempting to beat out Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz with these socialist movers and shakers both in China and abroad.

People of arts and letters have long kept their eyes fixed on the grasslands, forests, and mountains. Now it’s time for the humanities to take to the seas.

Despite Mitch’s freezing cold approval rating and Grimes’ negligible name recognition, the two are essentially tied in a Kentucky Senate poll.