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Entries Tagged as 'College Sports'

Rupp Arena Is Going To Rot Everyone’s Brain

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. [H-L] In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Democratic Harassment Scandal Just Won’t Quit

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The troubled Fleming County school district likely won’t have money to properly fund its high school because it hasn’t followed Kentucky Department of Education recommendations, Commissioner Terry Holliday said in a sharply worded letter. This is a couple days old but needs to be shared again. [H-L] As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Corruption · Education · Health Care · KDP · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · UofL · Wasted Money

Last We Checked, KDP Was Silent On Harassment

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman] In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave [...]

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Tags: College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · KDP · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

Alison Grimes’ Office Made A Major Mistake

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A University of Kentucky health survey that was emailed to students last week has drawn attention from a conservative-leaning news website for college students. [H-L] Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · UK

Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Alison Experiences Another Preventable Bad Week

April 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

Four former Clay County officials who pleaded guilty in a wide-ranging federal election-fraud case were sentenced to the time they’ve already spent in prison during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. [H-L] If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won’t be happy about the state [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays

We Hear A Big Sports Thing Is Happening Tonight

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

The $310 million renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena and attached convention center was a key theme at a Lexington Urban County Council at-large candidate forum on Saturday. [H-L] A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as the initial sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Flashback · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Hal Rogers’ District Once Again Worst Of Worst

April 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Department of Education has ordered a review of how students use advanced calculators on a statewide college-readiness test, citing concerns raised by experts that the devices could be artificially inflating scores. [H-L] On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · College Sports · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Frustration · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wiretapping

Lexington Police Have Serious Explaining To Do

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Youth

Gray Fights For Arena, Ignores Everything Else

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Despite a last-minute push by Mayor Jim Gray, the renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena will only receive $1.5 million in the two-year compromise state budget approved Monday by the House and Senate. [H-L] Republican voters, like the American public as a whole, are growing more and more supportive of equal rights for lesbian, gay, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money