Rand Paul Never Fails To Embarrass Kentucky

Ed Hart and his business partners say they’ve secured the private funding needed to reopen Kentucky Kingdom. [WDRB]

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul suggested Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act moves the country toward accepting marriages between people and animals. [Joe Gerth]

In a Jefferson County Circuit courtroom Wednesday, Jeffery Mundt was sentenced to the recommended eight years in prison in connection to a 2010 murder. [WHAS11]

Louisville NAACP President Raoul Cunningham says the organization will be calling on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Kentucky representatives to work in a bipartisan effort in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the case involving the Voting Rights Act of 1965. [WFPL]

His house sits on land owned by his family for more than 200 years, yet Ricky Handshoe says, “I’m basically homeless.” [Ronnie Ellis]

Many could hear the thunder and rain late into the night Wednesday night. WLKY has received several reports into the newsroom of flash flooding and tree limbs and debris in the roadway. [WLKY]

Less than a week after choosing a plan from White Reach Development to develop Falls Landing, it was rejected by the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission. [News & Tribune]

One would think Barbara Shanklin would quit wasting taxpayer dollars and just go away. Metro Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin has sued her own council to delay her July 23 trial on ethics charges that could result in her removal. [C-J/AKN]

Sentencing was held Wednesday for Jeffrey Mundt in connection to the murder of a man found dead and buried underneath an Old Louisville home. [WAVE3]

Even though unionized United Parcel Service Inc. workers approved a national master contract in a vote last week, Teamsters Local 89 president Fred Zuckerman said he believes a strike could still be on the horizon for Louisville-area UPS workers. [Business First]

State Government, directed by Steve Beshear’s office, handed out millions in asphalt projects. Louisville only received a tiny bit of the cash. [Page One]

2 thoughts on “Rand Paul Never Fails To Embarrass Kentucky

  1. A friend and I had this conversation about Kentucky Kingdom in the last week or so. There used to be a show on the History Channel called Life after Humans, which portrayed buildings, infrastructure, artwork, etc… after the human population was gone. Some of the decay depicted on that show has happened at KK, but on a smaller scale. How much of that park is going to be torn down and rebuilt, ’cause general maintenance hasn’t been done on the rides?

  2. 2009-Kentucky Kingdom was vacated, and the state-owned land fell into disrepair due to a lack of maintenance.

    2009- Jerry Abramson announces he is vacating the Courier-Journal/ Abramson Louisville Metro mayoral campaign ticket, opting instead to join the Abramson/ Beshear/ Courier-Journal Kentucky gubernatorial ticket.

    2013- Local media accidently releases information that the state-owned property occupied by the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom was being maintained under a program adapted to the state by former Louisville Metro, and now state department heads, called Maintenance Free Kentucky™. This program is derived from the popular Abramson-led Maintenance-Free Louisville™.

    What really made Abramson’s program so successful in Louisville -and in turn, the state, is its sheer simplicity. You return surplus funds earmarked for maintenance back to accounts you control because – get this – everything (except the Governor and Lieutenant Governor’s actual physical offices) can be MAINTENANCE FREE if you just let it!

    Using 810 Barret Avenue, and a few other metro buildings as examples, all you do is just quit doing any maintenance at all, and viola’! Pretty soon the roofs are covered with beautiful flora and fauna such as Broadleaf Plantain, Barnyard Grass, Nutsedge and Poison Hemlock! The Johnson grass is pretty spectacular too, if you’re in to that kind of thing. The Courier Journal and Brookings Institute can start celebrating the new ‘green’ roofs! All the sudden, the governor’s office offers a press release touting a new award that nobody has ever heard of anywhere else. But dammit, that will sure look good framed up behind Jerry’s desk!
    And to think, all they had to do was just stop taking care of things to get it.

    I really don’t know where I’m going with this, other than to suggest that Abramson is really the anti-Midas that just smiles and turns all those frowns upside down.

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