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Entries Tagged as 'Corruption'

Senate Race Is Probably Good For Bourbon Sales

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] As the saying goes, it’s all in the name. Obamacare is no exception. [HuffPo] The Kentucky Democratic Party received [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · KDP · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · RPK

Kentucky’s Small Towns Remain In The Dark

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mitch McConnell drew a crowd of about 100 at the Republican Party headquarters here Saturday, a number that will undoubtedly be dwarfed by the crowd to see former President Bill Clinton when he stumps here Tuesday. [Sam Youngman] Predicting the ways in which Obamacare would fail and ruin America has been something of a cottage [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate

Jessamine County Sheriff Has Deputized Criminals

October 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The hits just keep coming for embattled Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman: KEVIN CORMAN Take a look: Mega Appearance Of Impropriety In Jessamine Co [June 10] Sources: Big Federal Investigation In Jessamine Co [October 6] Jessamine Sheriff Confirms Ongoing Investigation [October 9] Jessamine Co. Deception Gets Crazier By The Day [October 10] We’ve told you [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Law Enforcement

Dems: Stop Trying To Out-Repub The Repubs!

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Candidates in Kentucky’s combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell beginning Monday. [H-L] Rand Paul is now making up his on Ebola facts that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Robert Felner · Senate

How To Suck At Open Records Requests In Kentucky: MSU & Joshua Powell Edition

October 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Filed an open records request with Morehead State University on October 8. Even after speaking with their attorney, MSU has still not responded. Here’s what we requested of Jane Fitzpatrick, General Counsel: All email communication between (to and from) Dr. Richard Hughes ( and Dr. Joshua Powell, Montgomery County Schools superintendent from January 1, 2013 [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Fascinating Alicia Sells & Sylvia Lovely Moment

October 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Our mention of the Robert Felner scandal’s John Deasy this week brought a lot of folks out the woodwork. Remember Alicia Sells? A Much-Awaited Inside Look at the Communication of Robert Felner, Jim Ramsey and Shirley Willihnganz – Or How to Make the University of Louisville Look As Bad As Possible [August 27, 2008] Stumbo [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Spotted

Another Robert Felner Lackey Bites The Dust

October 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Do you remember this guy? JOHN DEASY That’s John Deasy. A centerpiece of the Robert Felner scandal. Here’s a bit of a refresher: Update On the Deasy Shenanigans at UofL [September 10, 2008] Breaking Deasy Update: Ramsey Appoints Review Committee [September 10, 2008] The Robert Felner Story Hits the WaPo [September 11, 2008] Felner-Deasy Update [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Robert Felner · UofL

Franklin County Sheriff Probably Drank It All

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s been a year since almost 200 bottles of rare 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon went missing. And nobody has seen it since. [H-L] This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA. [HuffPo] The University of Louisville announced Thursday that a capital campaign started seven [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · UofL

That Senate Debate Wasn’t Great For Kentucky

October 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson filed a complaint alleging the Democratic Party abused its nonprofit permit. [H-L] A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn’t see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York Times reporter who revealed the agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans. [HuffPo] Kentucky’s Republican U.S. senator [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Journalism · KDP · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate

Let’s Talk About The KET Debate A Second…

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Nah, not about what went down. But about the denial of that Libertarian guy. Let’s look to a bit of text from KET’s press release: KET executive director Shae Hopkins said, “We believe that all journalists have the right to decide for themselves who to interview and what issues to cover. “In service to our [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Senate