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NRSC Works To Keep Meemaw Scared & Ill-Informed With Ebola Nonsense

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Want to see the craziness the National Republican Senatorial Committee is hitting Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes with today?


Yeah. Ebola.

Because there’s nothing else going wrong with Grimes.


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Hugh Jass But Not A Living Wage, Apparently

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Polling aside, this is what ate the media alive yesterday:

Democrats can complain that this is unfair, sexist, typical, petty, whatever. But it’s pretty damaging with meemaw and poppop voter.

Unlike John Yarmuth, whose restaurants are franchises, this is a joint owned and operated directly by Grimes’ family. Paying both low wages and sexualizing her family members.

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Of Course They’re Playing Judicial Politics

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest numbers are in and the most current Bluegrass Poll has Mitch McConnell regaining a narrow lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes. [WHAS11]

Last year, long-time Lexington politician Kathy Stein stepped down from the state Senate to fill a vacant judgeship in Fayette County Family Court. One year later, she will fight for that seat against a veteran family court attorney. [H-L]

President Barack Obama seems to have changed his tune on gay marriage, telling The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin he believes same-sex couples in all 50 states should be allowed to marry under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. [HuffPo]

Churchill Downs is looking for a new track announcer to replace Larry Collmus, who next year will become the voice of the New York Racing Association. Collmus will replace the now-retired legendary announcer Tom Durkin. [C-J/AKN]

All of these stories will make your head spin. [ProPublica]

Jack Conway is nervous about the prospects of facing Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes in a gubernatorial primary whether he admits it or not. [WHAS11]

Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require “advanced biofuels” in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned. [BBC]

Despite the attempt of federal mediators of spur negations, employees of AllSource Global Management, a Bluegrass Army Depot contractor, remain on strike after two weeks of picketing at the depot’s main gate, said union spokesperson Bob Wood. [Richmond Register]

When the Bush administration revealed in 2005 that it was secretly interpreting a treaty ban on “cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” as not applying to C.I.A. and military prisons overseas, Barack Obama, then a newly elected Democratic senator from Illinois, joined in a bipartisan protest. [NY Times]

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes met with The Independent’s editorial board Friday morning to discuss a wide range of topics with its four present members. [Ashland Independent]

Jeff Leen, the Washington Post’s assistant managing editor for investigations, begins his renewed attack on the late Gary Webb’s Contra-cocaine reporting with a falsehood. [Click the Clicky]

This is the second year that Barren County High School student Deanie Pedigo, 16, of Glasgow, has been on the Kentucky Department of Education Next-Generation Student Advisory Council. [Glasgow Daily Times]

A U.S. judge said on Monday he would rule during the week of Nov. 3 on Detroit’s plan to adjust its debts and exit the biggest-ever municipal bankruptcy. [Reuters]

A beer giant’s application for a distribution license in a western Kentucky city has stirred complaints that the venture would upset the state’s long-held system for distribution of alcohol. [H-L]

Scientists from around the world met last week to decide whether to call time on the Holocene epoch after 11,700 years and begin a new geological age called the Anthropocene – to reflect humankind’s deep impact on the planet. [HuffPo]

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Kentucky’s Small Towns Remain In The Dark

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mitch McConnell drew a crowd of about 100 at the Republican Party headquarters here Saturday, a number that will undoubtedly be dwarfed by the crowd to see former President Bill Clinton when he stumps here Tuesday. [Sam Youngman]

Predicting the ways in which Obamacare would fail and ruin America has been something of a cottage industry for conservative politicians and talking heads since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. [HuffPo]

Although state and national attention is focused on Kentucky’s race for the U.S. Senate, the average Kentuckian’s life could be more significantly and immediately affected by the outcomes of key races for the Kentucky House on Nov. 4. [C-J/AKN]

How America punishes people for being poor. Predatory subprime auto loans are just the latest in a long line of policies and practices that make it expensive to be poor. [Bill Moyers]

House Speaker Greg Stumbo spoke of watching a dream become reality, during a groundbreaking event Thursday for the start of a project to complete a four-lane corridor across the entire state. [Floyd County Times]

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring. [NY Times]

The right-wing Bowling Green Daily News endorsed Mitch McConnell for re-election. The choice in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky couldn’t be more clear. [BGDN]

The voters who would be alienated by a straightforward answer are probably already lost to Grimes. [WaPo]

I’d wager you’re as weary of reading about the dismal Senate campaign between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes as I am writing about it. [Ronnie Ellis]

On Friday, Janet Yellen presented a thorough speech outlining the inherent problems income inequality presents to the American ideology, proving once again she is committed to using her role as Federal Reserve chair to tackle widening income inequality rates. [Mother Jones]

The Morehead News wrote about Kim Davis’ candidacy and didn’t mention her involvement in the coverup of her daughter’s crime. And you wonder why small town Kentucky remains in the dark. [The Morehead News]

The controversial oil and gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, triggered 400 small earthquakes in Ohio over a three-month period in 2013, according to new peer-reviewed research. [Think Progress]

If Hal Rogers ever had a credible opponent, here’s betting the paper wouldn’t endorse him. [H-L]

“The only person Washington’s been benefiting is Senator McConnell and the millionaires and billionaires that have bankrolled him,” Grimes said. On that occasion, McConnell declined to respond. [HuffPo]

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Governor Bigot’s Weekly Video Update Fun Stuff

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Late last week Papaw Bigot discussed anti-bullying efforts in Kentucky:

Unfortunately for Beshear, we all know this is just a sad charade. To be taken seriously, he’d need to actually step in and stop people like Joshua Powell in Montgomery County.

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Rep. John Yarmuth On The Ebola Teevee Circuit

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Did you miss Congressman John Yarmuth on the teevee talking about Ebola?

Here he is during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations:


And on MSNBC again:


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Jessamine County Sheriff Has Deputized Criminals

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The hits just keep coming for embattled Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman:


Take a look:

  • Mega Appearance Of Impropriety In Jessamine Co [June 10]
  • Sources: Big Federal Investigation In Jessamine Co [October 6]
  • Jessamine Sheriff Confirms Ongoing Investigation [October 9]
  • Jessamine Co. Deception Gets Crazier By The Day [October 10]

We’ve told you for months about potential nightmares related to his hundreds of illegal special deputies. Just a week or so ago Corman was trying to sugar-coat the situation by claiming most of the special deputies weren’t appointed by him. It took us less than a day to prove the opposite.

But some of those deputies? Some have criminal histories. Take #73 on that list we published for instance.

His name is George Marlowe and he was convicted of theft by unlawful taking. He was sentenced on April 18, 1984 in Jessamine County (84-CR-00001) after pleading guilty to taking thirty-seven (37) treated bridge timbers that were owned by the Southern Railroad Company.

Have a look at his old case file that had to be dug up in the state archives in Frankfort:


Corman deputized a man convicted of TBUT — nice man though he may be — who served time for his crime.

Lest Corman attempt to suggest he had no hand in deputizing him, here’s proof:


Not exactly the kind of problem a man with a mountain of scandals needs on his hands at the moment.

What should we focus on next? The folks who swore to investigators they received special deputy badges in lieu of payment for services?

What a mess.

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Jessamine Judge Candidate Skips KREF Report

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

You already know about Jessamine County Republican candidate for Judge-Executive David West’s ahem… shenanigans.

No, he had no shot of winning with or without a scandal like that.

But things have gotten worse for him.

Common sense says West has raised and spent enough money for the general election to require filing a report with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance. And since he filed one in the Primary for just over $200, there’s no reason he shouldn’t have filed one for the General.

From the Primary:


Get a load of what’s going on for the General:


West’s report was due at KREF on October 3 and his grace period ended on October 8. It’s now 17 days beyond the deadline and 12 past the grace period. That means he’s apparently standing in violation of campaign finance law — quite a few parts of KRS 121.

What on earth is this guy doing? Trying to hide something? Just incompetent overall?

He won’t respond to inquiries, so we have no answer.

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President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama tried to calm all the mouth-breathers down by reassuring them about Ebola:

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Dems: Stop Trying To Out-Repub The Repubs!

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Candidates in Kentucky’s combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell beginning Monday. [H-L]

Rand Paul is now making up his on Ebola facts that contradict actual health care experts. Kind of like making up his own ophthalmology credentialing program because he couldn’t pass the official test. [HuffPo]

Three decades have passed since an almost 43-year-old, former Jefferson County judge-executive took the oath of office as a newly minted U.S. senator from Kentucky. [C-J/AKN]

This is what happens when Democrats try to out-Republican the Republicans. Democratic strength in Kentucky is ebbing fast, according to a new Gallup poll, and that could mean more trouble for Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. [McClatchy & Gallup]

Wednesday’s visit to Murray from U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell had little to do campaigning for reelection. McConnell spent more than an hour at the city’s Briggs & Stratton plant meeting with management and salaried workers. [Murray Ledger & Times]

McConnell has now led in 17 of the 19 independent polls conducted since June. A Grimes upset is still plausible, but it’s getting less so by the day. [FiveThirtyEight]

If these buttcramps were serious, they’d be funding a needle exchange. With Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers in Northern Kentucky, Republican senate leaders gathered Thursday morning to slam House Democrats and drum up support for a bill to curb heroin abuse. []

Democrats on a congressional panel responsible for funding the government’s health agencies are intensifying their push for a hearing to assess funding for the Ebola response. On Friday, the Democrats wrote to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers asking that he push his Republican colleague to convene a health subcommittee hearing immediately. [The Hill]

The embattled director of the Centers for Disease Control has at least one Kentucky advocate — Fifth District U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers. [Ashland Independent]

John Deasy is lying — he was in a polarizing atmosphere of his own making from his first day on the job and his strong ties to Robert Felner broke his career. Former Los Angeles public schools Superintendent John Deasy said on Friday, a day after resigning from his post, that his testimony in a landmark case on tenure rules for teachers created a polarizing atmosphere over his leadership. [Reuters]

There is something obviously wrong when 8 percent of Kentucky’s workforce is unionized and the other 92 percent is not and that small number and their lobbyists have been able to keep us from becoming a right-to-work state. [BGDN]

Alison Lundergan Grimes is the Todd Akin of 2014. [Politico]

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, is being criticized for his opposition to “Operation Choke Point,” a U.S. Department of Justice crackdown on banks that assist online payday lenders and other businesses with alleged consumer fraud. [H-L]

Both Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes and Mitch McConnell are lying about health care. Because that’s what you do when you’re a first-rate shyster. [HuffPo]

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