Around the South for Nov. 17: KY, AL & NC


Kentucky: McConnell calls for Franken Ethics review. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) has called for the Ethics Committee to review the allegations by a Los Angeles radio host that US Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) kissed and groped her against her will. Franken says he remembers it differently, but apologizes ……. Alabama: Washington Post blasts Moore big time. The Washington Post, which first broke the story of teenage girls reporting unwanted sexual advances by GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore some 38 year ago. The Post hasn’t stopped writing about it: Yesterday, November 16, the paper devoted nearly two-and-a-half pages to the Moore story, including a front-page article. Let’s see what they do with the Al Franken story ……. North Carolina: 31% impacted by opioid addiction. The Elon University Poll reports that nearly one in three North Carolinians say they the opioid crisis has touched them or their friends and family members. “Our data clearly show that North Carolina voters see opioid abuse as a significant issue worthy of attention,” said Elon Poll director Jason Husser in a statement …….