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Entries from January 2011

Can’t Decide If It’s A Good Or Bad News Day

January 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Does anyone remember when non-white fearer Ray Jones was defending and obfuscating the UMG and MWD? Funny how it turns out that Jones is a lying liar when it comes to that fancy audit that rocked Eastern Kentucky’s political world. Something tells me he’s got something to hide and that’s why all those records are [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Health Care · Investigation · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business · KY-3 · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

Trey Grayson Bid Farewell To The Commonwealth

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Late last week, Secretary of State Trey Grayson bid farewell to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Here’s his goodbye letter: Dear fellow Kentuckians: It has been an honor to serve the Commonwealth as Secretary of State since January of 2004. I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity. Recently, Harvard University asked me to become the [...]

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We Can Stop Meth Without Silly Legislation

January 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

We’ve made it quite clear where we stand on the matter of requiring prescriptions for over-the-counter allergy medication. Sure, there’s a meth problem, but even law enforcement officials say proposed legislation (HB 15 & SB 45) won’t cut down on the manufacturing of the drug. Not only will the legislation make it more difficult for [...]

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Tags: Health Care · Law Enforcement · Wasted Money

Some Thoughts On The Mountain Water District

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Since Thursday the mainstream press in Kentucky has been buzzing about the audit of the Mountain Water District almost as much as Frankfort. But there’s something being lost in most of the discussion that I feel we need to address a bit more directly. While, legally, State Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen has access [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Crit Luallen · Eastern Kentucky · Investigation · Mainstream · Wasted Money

Bbbobbie Holsclaw Is Running For “Govorner”

January 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

You’d think the least a gubernatorial campaign could do is, you know, spell check? Right? Maybe know how to spell Governor? UPDATE: Maybe should also learn to spell the running mate’s name correction.

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Tags: Election 2011 · Humor · Spotted

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

January 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed the needs of America’s future in order to be competitive with the rest of the world:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Jobs

Oh Snap Monday! Frankfort Gets Wild This Week

January 31st, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority Board of Directors, which gives away your tax dollars to help Steve Beshear get re-elected, is at least as frustrating as frustrating and ridiculous as a difficult-to-open bottle of Bufferin that your meemaw just gave up trying to open. What an offensive way to flush millions upon millions of [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · Election 2011 · Environment · Health Care · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wasted Money

Glad To See Judicial Misconduct Taken Seriously

January 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Writing by hand is better for learning, a study shows, but it doesn’t exactly work for Jake’s business. Also, we may or may not have been interviewed for this story. [Medill Reports Chicago] Mega corporations get hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks in Kentucky. Meanwhile, small businesses – that are actually based in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2011 · Flashback · Jack Conway · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Spotted · Taxes · The Gays · UofL

Kentucky First Lady Fills In For Governor

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week First Lady Jane Beshear replaces her husband to discuss the graduation bill:

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Tags: Education · Spotted

Secretary of State Grayson Leaves Office Today

January 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Here’s what Secretary of State Trey Grayson had to say on his last day in office: “We are certainly leaving a great foundation for future success for this agency,” remarked Grayson. “I am humbled that the citizens of Kentucky placed their trust in me to deliver effective and efficient leadership in Frankfort. I hope we [...]

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Tags: Election 2011 · Trey Grayson