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Entries from July 2011

Guess No One In Frankfort’s Capable Of Leadership

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Steve Beshear says federal lawmakers need to get their act together on the debt deal. But why won’t he get HIS act together on the economic front in Kentucky? [H-L] Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. Scheduled guests: Joe ARnold, Al Cross, Janet Patton. [KET] Ronnie Ellis wants you [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Taxes · UofL

Governor Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear spend 1:24 discussing Kentucky’s Home Performance program:

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Tags: Spotted · Steve Beshear

John Yarmuth Is Sick Of The “Default” Crisis

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Congressman John Yarmuth is “sick of it” – the debt nightmare, that is: Can’t watch the video at work? Peep the transcript after the jump…

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Tags: Congress · Economy · John Yarmuth

Monthly House Republican Video Update Thing

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This month the Republican House Caucus focuses on job creation and unemployment in Kentucky – along with Medicaid and a road project: It’s been how many months since this video series started and the Democrats still barely have an internet presence?

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Tags: Economy · FEAR! · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business

Jack Conway In 2002 vs Jack Conway in 2011

July 29th, 2011 · 5 Comments

2002: Jack Conway supported a ban of unregulated ‘soft money’ campaign contributions to political parties or committees 2011: He’s relying – via his actual friends and former staffers running them – committees funded by soft dollars … 2002: Jack Conway wanted to prohibit non-U.S. citizens from making soft money contributions to national parties and committees [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Election 2011 · Flashback · Jack Conway

Northern Kentucky Schools & Superintendent Salaries

July 29th, 2011 · 8 Comments

Earlier this week we bemoaned a $10,000 raise for the Covington Superintendent of Schools – and not just because it’s one of the worst-performing districts in the state. You want to know why we questioned that gigantic raise? Have a look for yourself at the number of kids enrolled in three Northern Kentucky districts – [...]

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Tags: Economy · Education · Stats · Youth

The Trouble With Mergers…

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Oh, what a perfect way to illustrate the nightmares surrounding the University of Louisville Hospital merger. The September 10, 1994 cover of The Economist: You’re welcome.

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Tags: Health Care · Humor · UofL

No Wonder Businesses Won’t Move To Kentucky

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Aww, Papaw is still trying to explain away his lies about President Barack Obama’s visit. [C-J/AKN] Orange man John Boehner just doesn’t have any friends in Warshington these days. He had to postpone his slumber party [HuffPo] What? A tea bagger who shirks responsibility? Goes on fancy vacations instead of paying child support? [Politico] Here’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Embarrassing · Flashback · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays

Beshear’s Obama Fears Biting Him In The Butt

July 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Papaw Beshear is denying that he lied about President Barack Obama’s visit. But, uh, the facts prove otherwise. The man and his staff – paid for with your tax dollars – lied. He’s also continuing to lie about when he learned of Obama’s visit. Like we told you in May, the visit was scheduled more [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Economy · Education · Election 2011 · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jobs · KDP · Military · Rand Paul · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses a road extension in Louisville: The best part? They used footage of Steve Beshear refusing to do the ribbon cutting outside because it was too hot.

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Tags: Humor · Spotted