A Republican state senator is advocating that Kentucky legalize and regulate marijuana to create millions of dollars in tax revenue -- citing Colorado's example -- which could be used to address the state's public pension crisis. However, in a radio interview this week, Gov. Matt Bevin also cited the example of Colorado to argue why Kentucky should not follow suit, claiming that state's emergency rooms are being overrun by patients who have overdosed on marijuana. When asked by WHAS radio host Terry Meiners in an interview on Tuesday if he favored legislation to legalize marijuana or expanded gaming to create more revenue for pensions, Bevin said those options were off the table.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has found an ally in President Donald Trump. An executive order the president signed Thursday seeks to expand access to cheap insurance over state lines, a move Paul said he's been collaborating with Trump on for the last nine months. It comes after a string of legislative defeats in efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
The attorney for ousted University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino said his client is cooperating with the FBI and did nothing wrong in the bribery scandal that has rocked college basketball. But lawyer Steve Pence declined to reveal what Pitino discussed with an Adidas apparel executive in three conversations just before the University of Louisville unexpectedly signed star high school recruit Brian Bowen June 3.
Let the rubbernecking begin. Rick Pitino has put his East Louisville house up for sale -- and the word is that it will likely sell quickly. A sign appeared Thursday in the front yard of the house on Mockingbird Gardens Drive advertising that the 5,100-square-foot home is now on the market. No price was revealed, but that's often not put on sale signs for million-dollar homes.