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Frankfort Again Causes National Laugh Fest

September 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

What happens when you put five of the dumbest people in charge of anything related to education? Your kids get dumber. Those five people are Bowen, Gregory, Harris, Bell and Turner. [H-L]

Those concerns that Obamacare will make the nation’s part-time recovery even worse may be a bit overblown, according to the findings of a recent survey of more than 500 Chief Financial Officers. [HuffPo]

Following several high profile cases of embezzlement and misuse of funds at the University of Louisville, the school’s board of trustees is taking steps to make sure that the school’s finances are secure and quickly catch future attempts to steal. [C-J/AKN]

Buried in a Brazilian television report on Sunday was the disclosure that the NSA has impersonated Google and possibly other major internet sites in order to intercept, store, and read supposedly secure online communications. [Mother Jones]

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission voted to move forward with writing regulations for a hemp farming permit program Thursday as Attorney General Jack Conway considers the impact of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on recreational marijuana. [State Journal]

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is hosting a fundraiser for Alison Lundergan Grimes, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) Democratic opponent. [The Hill]

Changes are coming to the way students learn about hot-button issues like evolution and climate change. On Wednesday, Governor Steve Beshear approved new state science standards despite push back from the state’s Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee. [WYMT]

Four years after the recession officially ended, many American adults are still struggling to recover financially with lower incomes and, in some cases, going hungry, according to two surveys released on Thursday that underscored the unevenness of the U.S. economic recovery. [Reuters]

We’re just three weeks away from when the affordable health care act kicks in. Except, no, we’re not. That’s when open enrollment begins. It doesn’t kick in until 2014. [WHAS11]

Matt Bevin was awarded four Pinocchios for his claim that Mitch McConnell has done nothing to fight health care reform. [WaPo]

The city of Richmond is looking to hire at least six new firefighters, which would allow the fire department to have 20 people available on each shift. [Richmond Register]

Taxpayers are spending hundreds of millions of dollars each year to care for the victims of gun violence, according to a report from the Urban Institute released Friday. [HuffPo]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Economy · Education · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · UofL · Wiretapping

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Novena // Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    “Finally Getting the Point at UofL?”

    Prof. Suprisa: “Did you see where the Board of Cadavers is at long last starting to check up on financial corruption on campus?”

    Prof. Disbeliva: “Yeah, I heard one of the Board members had a dump truck drop off tons of logs on Grawemeyer Hall. Maybe it woke up the joint. But I’ll wait and see.”

  • 2 Novena // Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 am

    “Finally Getting the Point at UofL?”

    Prof. Suprisa: “Did you see where the Board of Cadavers is at long last starting to check up on financial corruption on campus?”

    Prof. Disbeliva: “Yeah, I heard one of the Board members had a dump truck drop off tons of logs on Grawemeyer Hall. Maybe it woke up the joint. But I’ll wait and see.”

  • 3 Novena // Sep 13, 2013 at 8:15 am

    “Sorry, Folks”

    . . . for the repeated message above (hit the button once too often). But it never hurts to reiterate points when referring to the U.

  • 4 Ed Marksberry // Sep 13, 2013 at 8:30 am

    The H-L Editorial is spot on with what is wrong with our state legislators, basically they will bow down to Killer Coal Kings just so they can get re-elected, while our young students are feed mud to nourish their brains. But I see Alison, Mitch and Matt doing the same thing, winning at any cost, no thank you. I would rather be on the right side of history. One day their grandchildren will look at their headstone and ask “what does that symbol Friends of Coal mean? I like to say, “you may be a Friend of Coal, but I’m a Lover of Earth”. Come to think of it, that would make a great logo or license plate.., Lover of Earth, who’s with me?