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Maybe The Mainstream Will Awaken On KRS Mess

January 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

There was a time last spring when it looked like The David School might not survive. After nearly four decades of helping students who’d had problems in public schools, the private school in a hollow outside the old Floyd County coal town of David was broke. [H-L]

The just-completed deal to resolve the so-called fiscal cliff has created an even greater cliff down the road. By the end of February, lawmakers will have to grapple with $1 trillion in sequestration cuts that are scheduled to take effect and the need for a debt limit increase. [HuffPo]

The dean of Kentucky’s congressional delegation, U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, has begun his 33rd year representing the 5th District. [WKYT]

Breaking news: Bill O’Reilly has some thoughts about Asians and pinheads. [Wonkette]

Don’t miss Comment on Kentucky tonight at 8:00 P.M. Eastern on KET. It should be terrific with scheduled guests: Ronnie Ellis, John Cheves, Tom Loftus. [KET]

This Associated Press story about pension bonds adding risk to the public retiree crisis includes content from Roger Alford. But it’s sure not seeing much attention in the Commonwealth of Kentucky from the outlets that receive considerable advertising revenue from those responsible for the problems. [Yahoo!]

When will they do the same for Democrats? Protesters gathered in Louisville on Thursday to discuss a new report that details Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign finance contributions. [WHAS11]

The centrist fantasy of a Grand Bargain on the budget never had a chance. Even if some kind of bargain had supposedly been reached, key players would soon have reneged on the deal — probably the next time a Republican occupied the White House. [NY Times]

Kentucky students in grades K-6 have a chance to win $1,500 toward college and $500 for their school in the “Dream Out Loud Challenge.” [Richmond Register]

Employers kept their pace of hiring virtually steady in December, falling short of the levels needed to bring down the country’s lofty unemployment rate and pointing to lackluster economic growth in 2013. [Reuters]

Shocker: Thomas Massie proves his lack of, you know, common sense. Again. Which comes as a surprise to no one. [CJ-AKN]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Hal Rogers · Jobs · Journalism · KY-4 · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns!

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Monica // Jan 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Re the Massie item: “The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in 2007, Massie said, and repeals the Gun Free School Zones Act.”

    Massie received lots of support from the Ron Paul PAC during his quest for Congress. Has the Fourth District elected a Paulbot mouthpiece?

    If so, is this even news?

  • 2 Gary Guss // Jan 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Massie is just spouting the NRA’s line. The guy isn’t stupid but man he sure knows how to fall in line with the Tea parties BS.