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Kentucky Economy: Imaginary Puppies, Rainbows

December 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Kentucky Supreme Court says a state law setting out procedural rights for police officers accused of misconduct should apply whether the complaints are made by citizens or by police departments. [H-L] Never in the 30 years since the the Federal Reserve first starting collecting wealth data has the divide between the rich and everyone [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Economy · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Kentucky Business · KY Supreme Court · KY-4 · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Frankfort Is Already Working To Ruin 2015

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A new study says Kentucky’s public school districts pay workers up to 51 percent more for construction projects because of the state’s prevailing wage law, but a divided panel of lawmakers refused to adopt the report during a contentious meeting Tuesday that could set the tone for the upcoming legislative session. [H-L] If there’s one [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · UK

Louisville Suddenly Hates Mayor Greg Fischer

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two people who admitted paying kickbacks to Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley in exchange for contracts will not go to prison, but will serve periods of home-detention. [H-L] With Kentucky’s collective hangover from this year’s ugly U.S. Senate race receding slowly, it’s a safe bet that the race for governor, which has been well underway [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · George W. Bush · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Senate · Stats · The Gays

Our Poor Children Deserve Better Health Care

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Six Kentucky sites have been approved by a state review board for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. [H-L & Press Release] A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Stats · Youth

Terry Holliday Has No Business Doing Anything

December 12th, 2014 · 4 Comments

UKHealthCare will announce Tuesday that it is opening a 12-bed unit in University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital that is intended to help to reduce overcrowding in the emergency room and the number of patient readmissions. [H-L] Democrats rebelled against the government funding bill Thursday, joining with a handful of Republicans to nearly vote down a [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Military · Wasted Money

Should Alison Try To Lose Another Big Race?

December 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Democrats are divided over whether Grimes should run for governator. You may recall the first time Forrest Gump touched a football. [Sam Youngman] House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · RPK · Taxes · UofL

Jean-Marie Is Already Screwing Things Way Up

December 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

You’ve heard of the war on coal? Get ready for the war on farming. Jean-Marie is a lot like Alison Daddy’s’ Name Grimes. Only not as intelligent, not a millionaire and not as capable. Same daddy problem, though. Welcome to 2015. [H-L] Mitch McConnell has been dreaming about cutting major deals as Senate majority leader [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Steve Beshear · UofL

Rand Paul Is Still On His Daddy’s Crazy Peyote

December 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

State tourism officials are seeking proposals for a developer to build the first privately operated lodge at a Kentucky state park. [H-L] A black Michigan man who was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy after walking with his hands in his pockets said he believes he was the victim of racial discrimination. The local sheriff says [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul

Kentuckians Know Rand Won’t Be President

December 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

A southern Kentucky man facing a possible death sentence in the death of a federal informant claims the FBI improperly tried to interview him in jail. [H-L] Rand Paul, you’re going to want to call your office. Conservative pundit Bill Kristol said that Paul is “totally overrated” as a potential 2016 candidate. [HuffPo] State lawmakers [...]

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Tags: Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Wasted Money

Will T. Scott Will Not Be Your Next Governor

November 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Worst-kept secret for 2015? He still has no idea he has no shot. Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott of Pikeville said Monday he will decide by early January whether to run for governor next year. [H-L] Undocumented LGBT immigrants are criticizing President Barack Obama for excluding them from his immigration plan, even as [...]

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