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Entries Tagged as 'Corruption'

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

Keith Hall’s Opponent Really Needs To Sack Up

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Have you seen the latest ad from the guy running against Keith Hall? Here it is — though, for whatever dumb reason, they’ve disabled embedding — so you’ll have to click it: CLICK FOR VIDEO It started airing on WYMT in Hazard yesterday. Here’s what Harris had to say in a release: “While I understand [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Spotted

Hold Out Hope For Eastern Kentucky’s Economy?

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working groups that are part of an effort to boost Eastern Kentucky’s economy will meet for the first time Thursday in Somerset during the East Kentucky Leadership Conference. [H-L] Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much. [HuffPo] On Monday’s Republican Senate debate, Louisville businessman [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Humor · Jack Conway · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UK

Richie Farmer’s Stuff Is Gonna Be Auctioned Off

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Matt Bevin is making it a family affair, and Mitch McConnell wants Kentucky to think of him as a conservative “workhorse.” [Sam Youngman] Eight million Americans are insured through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. [HuffPo] Some say the real estate market in Louisville is beginning to pick up. Which may [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns!

Another Reason Edelen Is Gaining Momentum

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

You should take a moment to go though the February 20 board minutes (Warning: External PDF) from Kentucky Retirement Systems. Move specifically to page five, where you’ll see this: Mr. Overstreet called the meeting into open session. Mr. Elliott moved and was seconded by Dr. Bauer to engage with the Office of the Kentucky Attorney [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Jack Conway · Wasted Money

Kentucky Just Can’t Get A Leg Up This Week

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won’t be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do. So… just like every year. [H-L] Of course Kentucky’s in the national news again for something terrible. A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays · Wasted Money

Abundance Of Awful Things On Monday Evening

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians continue to struggle with limited or uncertain access to enough food, according to new figures from the nation’s top food-relief charity. [H-L] Elizabeth Warren’s new book isn’t just a memoir — it’s a full-throated endorsement of modern, populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government “magical thinking” by the tea [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Poverty · Stats · The Gays · UK

Jeff Hoover & Crew Shoulder Some Responsibility

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas. [H-L] Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have “a profound hatred of the weak and the poor.” [HuffPo] Looky there, it’s Mitch McConnell spreading minimum wage fear. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul

How Will Keith Hall Lie His Way Outta This One?

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

Steve Beshear Has Pension Egg On His Face

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Here we are, a day later, with the governor’s office releasing this in a statement: Governor Steve Beshear has appointed Randy K. Stevens as a member of the board of trustees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems, representing the Kentucky Association of Counties. Stevens, of Bedford, is district manager for the Trimble County Water District No. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Steve Beshear