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State Fair Board Finally Doing The Right Thing?

February 22nd, 2012 · 9 Comments

There’s a movement under way to oust Harold Workman from the Kentucky State Fair Board. It needs to happen. This is the first sign that the board has life in it in a long time. Unfortunately, it may be too little, too late. The state owes Ed Hart tons of money while workman rakes in hundreds of thousands per year. [C-J/AKN]

OMG when will all of the gross Rick Santorum headlines go away?! [Wonkette]

What’s with these religiounuts constantly questioning how much Barack Obama loves Jesus? And, really, who gives a flip? [HuffPo]

The editorial board is pointing out Greg Stumbo’s hypocrisies and pettiness over the University of Pikeville push. [H-L]

Is it good that a collections agency is expanding in Covington? Or is it a sign that the economy is still in the crapper? [WLWT & Amanda Van Benschoten's Replacement]

What? The government guaranteeing a private prison company a 90 percent occupancy rate? Really? [Click the Clicky]

Basically, you can’t go to Lexington without getting shot to death by a bunch of teenagers. [WKYT]

President Barack Obama’s approval numbers are in positive territory for the first time since May. [Daily Kos]

Well-known politico and state employee Charles Wells died in a fire in Scott County last night. Everybody’s thoughts are with his family. [WLEX18]

Are skills mismatches causing high unemployment? Not quite. And all those alleged vacancies? Not even based in reality. [HuffPo]

If you missed it last week, be sure to read this column from Ronnie Ellis about Kentuckians maybe not trusting their elected officials to make decisions about gambling. [Ashland Independent]

Not even Maryland hates the gays anymore. But Kentucky? Gotta make sure a gay can’t look at you cross-eyed. [Reuters]

What happens if the Supreme Court tosses affirmative action aside? Besides setting the country back a million years, that is. [WaPo]

Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · FEAR! · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Humor · Hypocrisy · Jobs · Polling · Presidential Race · The Gays

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Feb 22, 2012 at 9:26 am

    “Greg’s Gushy Defense of UPike”

    Reporter: “Mr. Speaker, have you been open and honest in your handling of the UPike matter?”

    Greg: “Ex-Gov. Patton, UPike president, has presented all the facts we need to know. I vouch for him 100% and firmly believe any further inquiry would be ludicrous and a waste of taxpayer’s money.”

    Reporter: “What about Morehead State’s side of the story?”

    Greg: “Fables. Tall tales. Unlike me, MSU is absolutely obsessed with guarding its own territory. I am speaking in behalf of all the people of eastern KY. I have been there on occasion for some of the finest BBQ in KY.”

  • 2 FreeManNKy // Feb 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

    “The government guaranteeing a private prison company a 90 percent occupancy rate? Really?”

    Thank God for Drug laws! It’s the “Kelly Services” of the Prison industry.

  • 3 John Q Public // Feb 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    @ Jake, honest question. Why do you think Workman should go?
    @ Novena, is your response to every post a made up conversation? Its a little strange.

  • 4 jake // Feb 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    JQP: A mountain of reasons.

    But as I muse on The ‘Ville Voice, he’s likely not the bad guy. Just the yes man.

  • 5 E // Feb 22, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    “CCA wants a 20-year contract and assurances that the state will keep the prisons at least 90% full.”
    Not only 90%…but for 20 years!
    I can’t help but wonder if the justice industry, at some point, will be pressured to dole out longer sentences to be able to maintain that 90% a bit more comfortably.
    I can only imagine how much harder it would be to get parole. The parole board denies one’s parole and sends them back in with…’Don’t take it personal…it’s a business decision.’

  • 6 FreeManNKy // Feb 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    E: The prison lobbies want the war on drugs to continue for a reason. Also, things like UNITE and drug task force cops. It’s a cash cow that stops 10% of the drugs and locks up non violent people who have a medical condition that is addiction.

  • 7 Novena // Feb 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    “A Brief Response to John Q. Public”

    Not all my comments are written as scripts. I do like to write creatively and with imagination, so some of them are in that form. I guess you could call it bloggers’ literature–a mix of fact and fiction meant to stimulate reflection. One could do worse. (In today’s world, even thinking is strange.)

  • 8 Conservative Kentuckian // Feb 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Does CCA even have any contracts with Kentucky anymore?

  • 9 Mark Wilburn // Feb 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I worked with Charles Wells when he was Executive Director of KASE-AFT. We didn’t always agree, but he was a great guy. What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to his wife and family.