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Entries from May 2011

Attorney General Jack Conway’s Monthly Column

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

On Thursday, in the wake of losing his case against Marathon, Jack Conway released his monthly column. Dig in: Spring has proved to be a tough time for many Kentucky families. Severe weather and flooding have damaged homes across the Commonwealth and left many struggling to make repairs. During these difficult days, families have also [...]

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Tags: Jack Conway · Wasted Money

Miss Helen Mountjoy & The Never-Ending Scandal

May 31st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Laaaawd Jesus we thought we were done with the Owensboro Community & Technical College, Helen Mountjoy and all that drama. MMM HMM. JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING. Sorry! Bend over and grab those ankles, meemaw, because we’re about to wade back into the depths of crazy. A cabinet official calling a university president – that [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Wasted Money

What Is It With Steve Beshear These Days?

May 31st, 2011 · 6 Comments

Really, what happened to the Steve Beshear who said he cared about Kentucky? Where’s the man who promised he wouldn’t waste state resources by traipsing around the state using airplanes and helicopters for his own benefit? On Saturday, the governor showed up an hour late to his own luncheon at the Mountain Laurel Festival. The [...]

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Tags: Steve Beshear · Wasted Money

Menifee Student Wins Earth Day Photo Contest

May 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Zackery Steven Smallwood, an eighth-grader in Menifee County, won the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s inaugural Earth Day photography contest. He “captured the earth” with his photograph of Broke Leg Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest: CLICK TO ENLARGE “This photo shows that sense of discovery you get, taking in everything around you, from high [...]

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Tags: Contest · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Youth

Vice President Joe Biden’s Weekly Video Address

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Vice President Joe Biden delivered the presidential address, focusing on the comeback of the American automobile industry:

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Tags: Economy · Jobs

Oh Snap Monday! Lurry Dayul’s On Perma-Vacation

May 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

Larry Dale Keeling is rolling on out to pasture after 36 years of hollering and such. Which kinda sucks. He needs to continue foaming at the mouth because everybody really enjoys it. [H-L] The New York Times wasn’t exactly kind to Rand Paul. And, yes, he really is still toying with a presidential run in [...]

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Tags: David L. Williams · Election 2011 · Environment · Health Care · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Judy Green Ruins Everything In Louisville, Amen

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

Former Secretary of State Trey Grayson wrote a column about his return to Harvard after a million years. [The Crimson] Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway for the 24th Day: “The one thing you can always count on from Jack Conway is bad judgment…both professionally and politically,” said Robertson. “By now [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Election 2011 · Investigation · Jack Conway · Kentucky Tourism · RPK · Special Election · Trey Grayson · Wasted Money

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear spends 2:10 discussing Memorial Day:

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Tags: Steve Beshear

Let’s Start Answering Those Questions We Asked

May 27th, 2011 · 10 Comments

Yesterday I asked the question: How much did Jack Conway raise during the U.S. Senate race from executives at or related to EnTrust and other investment agencies that have attempted to get business with KRS/KTRS? So… let’s try to answer it. Not because I care, really, just primarily because a state government employee and prominent [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway

Fancy KRS-Affiliated Group In Another Big Scandal

May 27th, 2011 · Comments Off

You remember the second-largest Kentucky Retirement Systems placement agent and his high-roller lifestyle? Yeah? Looks like Blackstone is having another problem or two because Matt Damon, Bob Barker and other animal rights activists are calling Blackstone to task for alleged mismanagement of SeaWorld, which has led to animal cruelty. Once again The Blackstone Group is [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Wasted Money