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Entries from December 2011

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

December 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses the one-year anniversary of the Customer Service Center in the Kentucky Transportation Department of Vehicle Regulation:

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Tags: Spotted

Adam Edelen Announces His Top Staffers

December 30th, 2011 · Comments Off

Adam Edelen just announced his executive staff. As we reported a while ago, Noted River Rock Expert Stephenie Steitzer will serve as Communications Director – the most important job in the office. Others: Tom Bennett will be his Chief of Staff Will Carle (whoopsie?) – Deputy Chief of Staff Nathan Cryder – Senior Policy Advisor [...]

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Papaw Beshear Grew Some Balls On UofL

December 30th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Here’s Beshear’s statement: “For the last several months, I have consulted with Attorney General Jack Conway, State Auditor Crit Luallen, officials from the University of Louisville and the proposed merger partners, health care and finance experts, and concerned citizens from across the Commonwealth on a proposal to merge University Hospital and Jewish Hospital & St. [...]

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Tags: Health Care · Jack Conway · Steve Beshear · UofL

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

December 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This week Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear spend X discussing Kentucky’s Save the Children child safety rating:

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Tags: Steve Beshear · Youth

Crit Says She Isn’t Running Against McConnell

December 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Does anyone in the Louisville metro area have warehouse space they’d be interested in providing to No Kill Louisville for its food bank? If so, please get in touch with Jake. [Contact Jake] Is 2012 going to be a bumpy ride? Ronnie Ellis thinks so and he explains why. [Ashland Independent] Ron Paul finally manned [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Crit Luallen · Eastern Kentucky · Gambling · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Humor · Jack Conway · Journalism · Presidential Race · The Gays · UofL

House Republicans Release Monthly Update Video

December 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This month the State House Republicans are looking ahead to the 2012 legislative session: Get ready for weekly horror music video updates throughout the session.

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Tags: RPK · Spotted

Greg Stumbo Taking No Action Against His Friend

December 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments

John Cheves brings the latest news that Greg Stumbo has – we know you’re so shocked – decided to take no action in the Keith Hal ethics scandal: State Rep. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, will face no consequences for his recent ethics sanctions when the 2012 General Assembly convenes on Tuesday. -SNIP- It was the strongest [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Greg Stumbo · Wasted Money

Now In Pictures: Why America Hates Congress

December 29th, 2011 · 6 Comments

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is back in positive territory. Now that the country has realized the Republican alternatives are nothing more than laughable. [Reuters] Even the Republicans say Kentuckians want a chance to vote on the expansion of gambling. [Bluegrass Politics] Wouldn’t it be awesome if this happened if redistricting failed in Kentucky? Having [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Education · Gambling · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · UofL · Youth

The Top Stories Of 2011 – A Look Back

December 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

When we started to examine the most popular stories on Page One from 2011, we discovered some interesting bits of information. No, not just that a few stories are so hot that they’ve been popular for more than two years. The interesting bits: Kentuckians hate corruption, long for transparency, are beginning to pay more attention [...]

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Tags: Flashback

Steve Beshear’s “Expert” Now An SEC Problem?

December 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

On December 7 we asked what Steve Beshear was trying to hide with Kentucky Retirement Systems. And the Tommy Elliott fallout started a few minutes later. Seems Beshear’s confusion over appointing a fundraising expert and calling him an investment expert wasn’t the only thing people were concerned about. But we’re still focused on Steve Beshear/The [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money