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Entries from August 2011

There’s A Lot Of Horsey Excitement This Week

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Today is the 119th day Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson has questioned Jack Conway: “This would be laughable if it weren’t so serious,” said Robertson. “When Jack Conway tells reporters he had no involvement in this case, they simply take him at his word instead of confronting him with the facts. Until he’s [...]

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Tags: Contest · Corruption · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Frustration · Jack Conway · Kentucky Tourism · RPK · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Woah, Is Jack Conway As Elitist As Jake?

August 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Jake isn’t here, so let’s take a moment to compare his elitism (we will be shot, FYI) to Jack Conway… because Jack sent out this email blast today: Supporter: I just talked with Melissa and heard we are already $2734 on our way to the $10,000 goal for online contributions by Sept. 15. Please help [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Humor · Jack Conway

Day 7: Let’s Talk About Great Public Meltdowns

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

The Third Annual Golden Poo Awards kicked off last week, so be sure to make nominations for the other categories. It’s your chance to give back to the folks who “run” this state. You’ve thought long and hard about rewarding them and you know giving them a golden pile of poo is the perfect payback. [...]

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Tags: Contest · Giving Back · Humor

What’s Covington Got To Show For All That Cash?

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Covington keeps trying to raise taxes to keep up with administrative salaries. So how are Covington’s administrators spending money? Let’s take a look at just hotel costs: CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL 823.82 COMFORT INN WHITE HOUSE 1,830.08 CONCOURSE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER 1,135.20 COURTYARD BOSTON CAMBRIDGE 3,742.51 CROWN PLAZA HOTEL 349.64 CROWNE PLAZA AIRPORT 236.54 DENVER [...]

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Tags: Education · Investigation

Carter County Fiscal Court Gets Even More Crazy

August 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

The mess with the Carter County Fiscal Court is never-ending. Just get a load of this Ashland Independent editorial about a special meeting put together by the Judge-Executive to oust federal prisoners from Carter County. The efforts of some members of the Carter County Fiscal Court — led by Clifford “Sodbuster” Roe — to cease housing [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky

Republican State House Caucus Monthly Update

August 31st, 2011 · Comments Off

This month the Republican House Caucus focuses on interim joint committee meetings dealing with financial aid, new fireworks laws, new jobs and Kentucky Kingdom: We usually only publish this series on Page One but it’s relevant to Louisville this month.

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Tags: Economy · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · RPK

Sports Beat Education And Student Journalism

August 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

The White House has issued guidelines for September 11 observances, which seems weird. [NY Times] Muslim Americans say life is way more difficult in the post-9/11 world. [WaPo] But most Muslim Americans are satisfied with President Barack Obama. [Reuters] Jump into the Third Annual Golden Poo Awards nomination posts. There are six categories of fun [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Contest · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Gambling · Giving Back · Health Care · Polling · UofL

118 Days He’s And Still Refusing To Deal With It

August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Today marks the 118th day Republican Party of Kentucky Chairman Steve Robertson questioned Jack Conway over his involvement in his brother’s drug scandal: “If justice is supposed to be blind, why is our Attorney General using his prosecutorial powers to punish his political opponents and spare his friends and family?” said Robertson. “You expect this [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Polling · RPK · Steve Beshear · The Gays

PPP Released Numbers For Kentucky Races Today

August 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Let’s just dig in to the highlights… Gubernatorial Race Steve Beshear 55 David Williams 28 Gatewood Galbraith 10 Undecided 8 Treasurer Todd Hollenbach 43 KC Crosbie 28 Ken Moellman 16 Undecided 14 Attorney General Jack Conway 47 Todd P’Pool 36 Undecided 18 Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes 38 Bill Johnson 35 Undecided 26 Auditor [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · David L. Williams · Election 2011 · Jack Conway · Polling · Steve Beshear · Todd Hollenbach

Who On Earth Gave Sylvia Lovely A Radio Show?

August 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

State Senator Bob Stivers was merely recounting his love of spending a day in the garden – like many rural Kentuckians enjoy – with the kids. It was all warm and fuzzy and everybody reverted to their childhood for a moment. Then bam! This happened: Sylvia Lovely came out of hiding and decided to promote [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Spotted