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Entries Tagged as 'Corruption'

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Hoover On Harassment, Silent On What He knows

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Here’s Jeff Hoover hollering about the Democrats’ piss-poor handling of the sexual harassment nightmare that’s taken over Frankfort: Sadly, Hoover’s also to blame. He’s not revealing publicly what he knows. And he knows quite a bit.

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Hypocrisy · KDP · RPK

KRS Still Gets Tons Of Negative National Attention

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nope, we haven’t forgotten about the nightmare that is Kentucky Retirement Systems. While Frankfort has tried to ignore it, the rest of the country certainly has not. The latest from Governing: If current trends continue in 2014, this year would mark the 6th-longest expansion for the U.S. economy since World War II. As such, state [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Embarrassing · Wasted Money

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

Animal Care Atrocities Revealed In Shelby County

April 14th, 2014 · 7 Comments

WARNING — THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES. DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE REALITY OF WHAT PASSES FOR ACCEPTABLE ANIMAL CARE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY. … When you hear “Shelby County Animal Control/No Kill Mission” you automatically think warm fuzzies, right? Because you assume animals are adequately cared for, well-fed and [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Frustration

And You STILL Want A Crazy Ass Pipeline???

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S Army Corps of Engineers documents show that a planned pipeline project in Kentucky would affect more than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds during construction. [H-L] Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · UK · UofL

Alison Grimes Got Both Feet Stuck In Her Mouth

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A judge has overruled Midway College’s motion to seal the entire public record of a lawsuit filed by seven former employees who claim that the school breached their contracts and committed age discrimination by terminating them last fall. [H-L] Out of 50 governors and 100 U.S. senators, not a single one has announced support for [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

Grimes Narrative On Arnold-George-Ethics: Bogus

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Contrary to the story Alison Grimes’ campaign is pushing about John Arnold’s victims, they most certainly believe the Legislative Ethics Commission is a stacked deck: It’s important to discuss because of Alison’s close ties to the people controlling the LEC. The good old boy system in Frankfort is alive and well.

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Hypocrisy · Spotted

Grimes Paid Son Of Arnold’s Ethics Savior

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

You know what’s beyond shady? Not that Elmer George, of the waste of time and money Legislative Ethics Commission, contributed to Alison Grimes and other Democrats. And then cast the deciding vote letting prominent Lundergan (Grimes) confidant/family friend/contributor John Arnold off the hook for sexually harassing minority women working for state government. What’s shady is [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Hypocrisy