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Grimes Still Glaringly Wishy-Washy On The ACA

December 4th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This is apparently newsworthy. A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey. [H-L]

Matt Bevin stood beneath Kentucky’s Capitol dome and tore into all the things wrong with Congress, starting with the state’s U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. [LA Times]

Curtis, a retired stockbroker, signed a plea agreement last year that would require him to serve 27 months in prison for stealing from U.S.A. Harvest. But Cox told reporters last month that Curtis now “doesn’t understand what a plea bargain is.” [C-J/AKN]

Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign has signed up a former Mitt Romney fundraiser to lead a women’s fundraising effort for him in Kentucky. [The Hill]

What has been said to be the oldest building on Main Street is getting a new lease on life after recent renovations have attracted new businesses there, helping to preserve the past and future of downtown. [Hazard Herald]

Nearly a million fish are dying annually, and thousands of others are being deformed, by coal ash in Sutton Lake outside Wilmington, North Carolina, according to a new study. [Click the Clicky]

A number of workers and union representatives met with U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Monday to share their worries about the impending closure of American Electric Power’s Big Sandy Power Plant and its effect on the region. [Ashland Independent]

As House-Senate talks resume Wednesday, the bad blood among rival commodity groups is becoming an embarrassment for farm bill advocates and a threat to getting legislation through Congress this winter. [Politico]

The United States Department of Justice has released more information, including a victim’s name, following an incident at a federal prison. [WYMT]

For Missouri public radio reporter Harum Helmy, the Affordable Care Act is more than just a story she covers. It is also a story she’s living. [ProPublica]

The owner of a controversial canopy tour business has filed applications for a zoning change and other permits with Lexington city planners in hopes of opening the now-shuttered operation. [H-L]

For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago. [BBC]

What the heck are the folks in Louisville even thinking when it comes to women in leadership roles? [The 'Ville Voice]

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high, pointing to a pick-up in global demand that should help to support domestic growth in the fourth quarter. [Reuters]

Yes, another mind-numbing story of outrage involving Montgomery County Schools. This one will send you into a rage. [Page One]

Illinois lawmakers have approved a sweeping plan to close a $100 billion shortfall in the state’s pension system, which would cut retirees’ benefits. But the legislation faces promised legal challenges from public employee unions. [NPR]

Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wasted Money

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  • 1 Jerry // Dec 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    It’s a shame that Grimes is the best the Democrats could come up with and as much as they try to candycoat her, they just are not going to be able to fix stupid.
    As much as I dislike Mitch, I can’t begin to think of voting for her.