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Oldham County’s school superintendent is pushing for increased security upgrades that could cost the district between $1.5 and $1.75 million. [WDRB]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has turned back a challenge from a bidder who claimed it submitted the least expensive and best deal for the downtown portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. In a written decision last week, Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock denied the protest from a joint venture of three construction firms that was a finalist for the work. [C-J/AKN]

Lookit, the teevee people realized drug cartels are operating in Louisville. They are notoriously dangerous and known as ruthless killers. [WHAS11]

Greg Fischer says polling validates his push for local option sales taxes. But if polling were to believed, he would be a U.S. Senator and Mitch McConnell wouldn’t be facing re-election. Jim King would also be mayor and Anne Northup would be a U.S. Congresscritter. [WFPL]

Dear meemaws in J-town: don’t trust people just because they seem nice because they’ll steal your jewelry. [WLKY]

What a supreme waste of time and money. The Kentucky Senate overwhelmingly approved a proposal Monday that would let the state ignore any new federal gun laws. [H-L]

Scenes of school bus wrecks have become all too familiar in Kentuckiana newscasts recently. It would seem that the number of bus crashes have been on a constant rise the last few years. [WAVE3]

This makes her extra awesome. After her epic fall on the stairs and her out-of-breath acceptance speech, the Best Actress winner went backstage to pose for photos and answer some burning questions. Right before she posed with last year’s Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin, who handed her the Oscar, Jen was caught on camera making a sour face and giving someone the middle finger. [HuffPo]

The number of small businesses in Kentucky declined slightly from 67,300 in 2009 to 67,284 in 2010, according to a new report from the U.S. Small Business Administration. [Business First]

Whether gun policy should be changed has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C., as well as legislatures and local governments across the nation, and U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth said Sunday that he believes Congress may agree to background checks for every gun purchase but not more than that. [C-J/AKN]

More than a year after creating an adult-business zoning classification, the Clarksville Town Council has used the designation for the first time. [News & Tribune]

Remember the guy who oversaw the late paper on Derby? And all the others? He got a fancy promotion. [News & Tech]