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Entries Tagged as 'Afghanistan'

Louisville Awash In Murder & Fischer Blinks

February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

On Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes testified before state lawmakers in favor of a study to check the health of civics education around Kentucky. [H-L] So what is right-to-work? Under U.S. labor law, a union that wins an election in a workplace must represent all the workers in the bargaining unit, even […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Budget · Discrimination · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Taxes · Youth

Let The Matt Bevin Reinvention Tour Begin

February 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin said he would undo the expansion of the state’s Medicaid system, a move that would take away health insurance from nearly 400,000 people. [H-L] Way to go, Frankfort, for letting your fat, white, male privilege/fear/self hate to discriminate against some school kids. Ignorance always drives the day in the […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Wasted Money

Now People Care About School Taxation?

February 23rd, 2015 · No Comments

Last fall, Pike County school board chairman Charles Johnson made a motion for the district to set what’s known as a “compensating” tax rate, which means property taxes would be adjusted to produce the same revenue as the year before. [H-L] The World Food Program is confronting its worst challenge since World War II in […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Does Paul Patton Really Need A Big Statue?

February 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rand Paul is looking to lend his increasingly famous name to a Central Kentucky faith-based effort aimed at helping women who are victims of human trafficking or want to leave the sex industry. [H-L] Top progressive senators are running away from a bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul to audit both the Federal Reserve’s monetary […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Don’t Worry, Faux Family Foundation Will Help!

February 19th, 2015 · No Comments

Looking for ways to cope with a foot of snow, single-digit temperatures and the virtual shutdown of Kentucky? Try sitting back, pouring a cup of coffee and planning your spring garden. [H-L] The headline of a recent New York Times piece by The Upshot’s managing editor David Leonhardt is eye-opening and not at all subtle: […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Presidential Race · Wiretapping

Ugh, Even More Horrible KY Education Stories

February 17th, 2015 · 2 Comments

Larry Hammond, Breathitt County school superintendent, talks about a lack of community support for raising tax revenue for the struggling schools. The district can’t afford to make repairs to schools. [H-L] The United Nations Security Council on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that Shiite rebels immediately relinquish control of Yemen’s government in a crisis […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Law Enforcement · Military · Wasted Money · Youth

House Dems Sex Harassment Mess Continues

January 15th, 2015 · Comments Off

Lexington’s budget would take a hit of $2.3 million a year if the city waives ambulance fees for Medicare recipients, city officials told the Urban County Council on Tuesday. That’s a little less than 1 percent of the city’s total general fund budget of $313 million. [H-L] The House passed a measure Tuesday to dramatically […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jobs · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Sweaterfield Won’t Be Your New Attorney General

January 6th, 2015 · Comments Off

A mother needs to get her son out the door. Thick white socks cover his contorted feet, a coat drapes his twisted shoulders, a water bottle with a straw nestles in the concave of his chest, and black straps on his wheelchair secure his wrists. [H-L] Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview broadcast […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Polling

You Can Thank Republicans For High Gas Prices

December 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Leave it to Republicans to want their constituents to be forced into paying more. Nearly six months after the city of Somerset started selling gasoline to the public in competition with private retailers, the move continues to stir controversy, and the state legislature will soon be asked to wade into the issue. [H-L] The United […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Steve Beshear

A Post-Christmas Early Morning Round Up

December 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Lexington Parking Authority is declaring its Food for Fines campaign a success. LexPark said the campaign collected more than 6,200 cans of food at its North Broadway location as payment for more than 600 meter citations. [H-L] A black teen was fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday night just two miles from Ferguson, […]

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