Kentucky Really Dodged A Holiday World Bullet

In the great words of Dubya, “Is our students learning?” A Jefferson County Public Schools teacher has been arrested after police say she sexually abused a student. [WDRB]

After his horse Java’s War won the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, trainer Kenny McPeek, the old Tates Creek High School graduate, was asked if this is a wide open 139th Kentucky Derby. [H-L]

The whistle-blower at the center of the Mitch McConnell secret recording investigation is accused of changing his story. However in an interview with WHAS 11 News, Jacob Conway stands by his story. [WHAS11]

Kentucky will take longer to complete financing for its share of the Ohio River Bridges Project and possibly may wait until after construction starts this summer, Transportation Cabinet officials said. [C-J/AKN]

Another day, another shooting in Possibility City. Metro police investigated a shooting near Shively. Sirens sounded through the 3700 block of Shanks Lane around 7 p.m. after police say a 23-year-old man was shot while sitting inside his car behind the Highland Park Missionary Baptist Church. [WLKY]

Senators crafting an immigration bill have agreed that foreigners who crossed the U.S. border illegally would be deported if they entered the United States after December 31, 2011, a congressional aide said on Friday. [Reuters]

Curtis Morrison, the former Progress Kentucky volunteer who allegedly secretly recorded a meeting between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his campaign staff, isn’t in hiding, despite reports the FBI is looking for him. [WFPL]

Visitors to a southern Indiana amusement park will find new rides, a redesigned entrance and even a new name for one attraction. But operators say they won’t see any signs of the feud that has divided the park’s founding family. [WAVE3]

Congress repeals financial disclosure requirements for senior U.S. officials. Woo, let’s hear it for transparency! [NPR]

The University of Louisville men’s and women’s basketball teams will be Grand Marshals of this year’s Republic Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. [Business First]

The Floyd County Council appropriated funding in December to help cover its portion of the animal control services tab, but is still behind in its payments for the joint operation. [News & Tribune]