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Entries Tagged as 'College Sports'

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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 · No Comments

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

An Arena Is Apparently A Life Or Death Thing

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray crashed Day Four of the legislature’s budget negotiations Saturday to plead for state assistance for his proposed $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. [John Cheves] Climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans”, damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · UK

Yes. Of Course Frankfort Hates Education. Again.

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

Mayor Jim Gray said Tuesday that the city will reimburse coal counties the $2.5 million in coal severance funds that were used as seed money for the Rupp Arena reinvention project. [H-L] Federal environmental officials now estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil — double the initial estimates — leaked from a pipeline into [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping