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Entries Tagged as 'Corruption'

Powell Potentially Pulling A Legal Fee Fast One

August 21st, 2014 · 4 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell has claimed on several occasions that the school district has paid his legal bills relating to the Education Professional Standards Board case against him stemming from his time in Union County. That’s not a secret. There’s a bit of problem. When you examine Powell’s contract (don’t miss the hundreds [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Big Scandal In Covington Schools These Days

August 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Check out this email from Covington’s superintendent: From: Garrison, Alvin – Superintendent, Covington Schools Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:06 PM To: Covington – All District Staff Subject: Important Information Dear Faculty and Staff: I wanted to share some information with you in regards to Holmes Middle School. Federal agents have visited Holmes Middle School [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Law Enforcement

Hell Has Frozen Over In The State’s Largest City

August 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

When Dr. Pamela Graber traveled in Uzbekistan and Turkey, she was surprised to find fast, reliable Internet connections. She just wishes she could get that kind of service at her home, 20 miles from Kentucky’s State Capitol building. [H-L] In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown — as each side took stock of [...]

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On Powell’s Agreed Order & Required Training…

August 20th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Remember when Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell was ordered to undergo training as part of an agreed order in Union County regarding problems that date all the way back to 2010? “Powell shall submit written proof to the board that he has received professional development/training in the area of educator certification as approved by [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Major Change Washes Over Montgomery County

August 20th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Joshua Powell lost his attorney last night. By a 3-2 vote, the board decided Powell is on his own. Here’s what he looked like the entire evening: FROM LAST NIGHT’S BOARD MEETING No more free ride. Outstanding invoices will be paid but no more in the future. It’s been easy for Powell to behave with [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Ferguson Highlights Our Sad National Disgrace

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Republicans demanded Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes disclose more information about her campaign’s use of a bus and other services provided at seemingly discounted prices by a company her father owns. [H-L] The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Investigation · Law Enforcement · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

On The Amount Powell Has Cost MoCo Front…

August 19th, 2014 · 10 Comments

$32.40 on January 15 for a trip to Lexington for the KEDC and CKEC monthly meetings. The claimed breakdown: 72 miles @ $0.45 per mile = 32.40 At the CKEC meeting, he got lunch and heard reports from EPSB, the American Heart Association and various CKEC honchos. $165.05 from January 31 to February 2 for [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Major Louisville News: Investigative Cmte Forming

August 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Allow me to gloat for a moment. Not for egotistical reasons (rare) but because a huge weight is being lifted. This is something I’ve been covering for the better part of a decade and it’s nice to finally see movement. Perseverance pays off. Just under a month ago, I shared the latest Louisville Metro Animal [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Despite Democratic Efforts, Hemp Is A Big Deal

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Thousands participate in River Blast at Fort Boonesborough State Park. Jason Ledford grew up swimming in the Kentucky River at Fort Boonesborough State Park. [H-L] After a preliminary autopsy this weekend revealed that Michael Brown was shot at least six times, the teenager’s mother had just one question on Monday for police: “What else do [...]

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