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Entries from April 2012

No, Richie Farmer Is Not Going To Play Tonight

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Nope, doesn’t look like Richie Farmer is gonna play tonight, coach. Talk about a hot mess. [Page One] And just like that, Richie Farmer’s guy got axed from “The Amazing Race.” Talk about coincidental timing. [WKYT] The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Steve Beshear’s crew are still withholding child-abuse death records. So much [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Economy · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear · Takin yer guns! · Taxes

Paducah Student Wins EEC’s Earth Day Contest

April 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Paducah Middle School student – Emily Hahn, 13 – won the 2012 “Capture the Earth” digital photography contest sponsored by the Energy and Environment Cabinet. This year’s theme was Celebrating Kentucky’s Forests. Here’s the winning photo: CLICK TO ENLARGE It’s a tree that survived the 2009 ice storm. “The Greenway Trail is a fairly new [...]

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Tags: Contest · Environment · Youth

John Yarmuth On Veterans Health And Safety

April 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Here’s John Yarmuth discussing veterans’ health and safety last week: “By freezing regulations arbitrarily, Congress would be unable to provide any new benefits for our veterans and service members – benefits they were promised and have more than earned,” Yarmuth said. “Over the next five years, more than one million veterans will come home. I [...]

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Tags: John Yarmuth · Veterans

Report: Farmer Misused State Resources & Staff

April 30th, 2012 · 22 Comments

Hoo boy, this report from State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen about Richie Farmer has been a long time coming. Turns out? Richie used state resources and employees for his own personal gain. He’s still refusing to be interviewed by auditors but you can bet he and his people will trash this report anonymously [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Flashback · Investigation · Richie Farmer

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed a new Executive Order designed to crack down on the bad actors who prey on our veterans and service members considering higher education:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Veterans

Rutherford Waging A War On Common Sense?

April 30th, 2012 · Comments Off

Here comes Wayne T. Rutherford foaming at the mouth about the faux “war on coal.” Maybe he should stick to covering up for people like Keith Hall. [H-L] If you think Hillary Clinton isn’t considering a run for the presidency after Barack Obama’s second term, you’ll probably want to read this. [NYT] Hal Rogers’ staff [...]

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Tags: Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · David L. Williams · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · KY-4 · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear · Youth

Put Those Dang Kids Back To Work Right Now

April 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Like we’ve been hinting for days about Monday being an awesome day in Frankfort? Adam Edelen’s office finally made public that results of the Reeeechie Farmer investigation will be released at 10:00 A.M. [Reechie Gon' Play Tonight, Coach?] Here’s a damning story about the Ohio River Bridges Debacle in Louisville that you will never see [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Campaign Finance · Contest · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Giving Back · Investigation · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Mainstream · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Senate · Takin yer guns!

Governor Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

Steve Beshear decided to do a weekly address again: Of course, he’s patting himself on the back for the budget… which he barely got passed, again, because he didn’t bother working with anyone. Also: leg-iss-lay-torez, meeyun, continyuh.

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Tags: Budget · Spotted · Steve Beshear

Here’s Bill Clinton On Killing Osama bin Laden

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

President Bill Clinton discussing the operation that led to the killing of Osama bin Laden nearly a year ago: Mittens Romney just hates that President Barack Obama accomplished what Republicans did not.

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Tags: Barack Obama · Flashback · Presidential Race

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses work zone safety awareness:

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Tags: Spotted