Ladies and Gentlemen, Grand Ole Docket enthusiasts, we give you the Kentucky Subdocket.
Yes, like its neighbor Ohio, Kentucky is proving such a rat's nest of corruption that it necessitates its own special and separate page. In fact, Kentucky swamps Ohio in sheer numbers: it's landed an impressive 17 faces on the docket. Ohio has only 6.
For almost a year now, Kentucky has been rocked by the state Attorney General's investigation into Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration for infractions of the state's Merit System. Simply put, it's against state law to promote party loyals within the bureaucracy because of their affiliation. But Fletcher and his boys couldn't resist pushing their fellow Republicans up the food chain, and now they're in trouble.
It's quite a cast of characters, but our in-house favorite is Bill Nighbert, Fletcher's Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet, who called a female whistleblower a "she-devil," and later told her that if it were 20 years ago "I probably would have come back there and socked you in the mouth." Because it was OK to hit women in 1986.
But you can pick your own favorite. Enjoy!