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Everything In Kentucky Is Closed, Forever, Maybe

November 3rd, 2010 · 5 Comments

Kathy Groob & crew apparently called the two new members of the Covington City Commission “two ivory tower nazis.” At least one of them is Jewish. [What Tired, Hateful People]

This morning we mentioned that Republicans picked up seven seats in the state house. We neglected to mention that they also picked up seats in the state senate. You can thank the train wreck that is the failed Kentucky Democratic Party for that. [WFPL]

Rand Paul vows to stick to his message. So what is that message? [NY Times]

Everybody got huffy with me when I refused to suggest people use Google to find their polling location, instead directing folks to the Board of Elections. Well, whattya know? Turns out the tool may have suggested the incorrect polling location for hundreds of thousands of voters. [Fast Company]

Tiffany & Co. is opening a manufacturing facility in Lexington. This means rich houseladies everywhere are about to pee themselves. [H-L]

Another big bank has turned away from mountaintop removal. Slowly but surely. And, no, this is not an attack on the coal industry. So save it. [Understory]

Kentucky now offers unemployment insurance checks in the form of direct deposit. No more silly cards and paper checks if you don’t want them. Could save Kentucky $200,000 per month if everyone went the direct deposit route. [Press Release]

You should probably go watch Jim Gray’s victory speech right away. Especially if you live in or do business in Lexington. [B&P]

It seems Jim Newberry is using the same damn excuse Jack Conway is using: funding. That’s a pantload of horse shiz straight out of Mark Riddle’s bag. “I got outspent by those mean opponents!” How sad. [More B&P]

Thanks to budget cuts, the Kentucky Historical Society is closing the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal from December 12 through March 11. Super-terrific. Thank you, Frankfort. [Bluegrass Politics]

Candidates under the age of 30 have won a majority of seats on the Frankfort City Commission. Katie Flynn, Michael Turner and Sellus Wilder are the latest victors. Big news in Kentucky, I think. [State-Journal]

Tags: Budget · Discrimination · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Jack Conway · Jobs · KDP · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · Spotted

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 le gardien de but // Nov 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Jake:
    FYI
    The link given below is for paid subscribers only. ‘They” want $$$ to read this article…

    Candidates under the age of 30 have won a majority of seats on the Frankfort City Commission. Katie Flynn, Michael Turner and Sellus Wilder are the latest victors. Big news in Kentucky, I think. [State-Journal]

  • 2 SandyW // Nov 4, 2010 at 1:19 am

    no reason to be calling anyone a nazi — they need to grow up.

  • 3 jake // Nov 4, 2010 at 6:31 am

    le gardien: email me if you want a copy of the article. Though, googling the winners’ names will probably give you more information than the article (sadly).

  • 4 RHines // Nov 4, 2010 at 7:31 am

    The Groobs are totally out of it. Kathy Groob can’t win elections for herself (even her longtime neighborhood wouldn’t vote for her) … and she can’t win elections for others as a “political operative.”

    Yet she is one the most pompous people I’ve ever encountered in politics. The reality is, she’s a loser.

  • 5 RHines // Nov 4, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Covington Commissioner-elect Steve Frank struck back at Groob in an online comment:

    “My father was also Jewish. I came up hard to make it where I am in my tower and helped many people along the way.

    “I’ve done foundation work in knee deep mud, busted rods, did concrete work, and walked the high iron testing bolts 180 feet in the air when I-75 and I 275 were being built for the State of KY for $2.37 an hour.

    “Ivory Tower Nazi my a “