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Entries Tagged as 'Corruption'

Will Alison Finally Start Trying To Campaign?

July 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This is a story we can’t talk about enough. A Floyd County man charged with helping operate what authorities called one of the nation’s largest cockfighting pits pleaded guilty Thursday, according to federal court records. Walter Dale Stumbo, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to sponsor or exhibit an animal in a fighting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · The Gays

Republican State Rep. Ben Waide Just Indicted

July 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earlier today we revealed on Twitter that a source told us there were grand jury movements in Franklin County related to State Representative Ben Waide. Here’s some back story on him: Does Ben Waide Have A Problem On His Hands? [January 2, 2014] Deeper Look At The Ben Waide Spending Scandal [January 22, 2014] The [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · RPK

Powell’s Evaluation Whitewashed At Board Meeting

July 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments

At a recent Montgomery County Board of Education meeting, the board chair, Kenney Gulley, glossed over a summative evaluation of superintendent Joshua Powell. In doing so, he made it seem to the general public and the media that Powell had received an almost glowing annual review. Watch the footage for yourself: The trouble with that? [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Remember When Stumbo Tried To Ignore MSU?

July 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes only leads women by ONE PERCENT. That’s at least an 11-point drop in six months. What the living hell are Jonathan Hurst and Jerry Lundergan doing over there to lose women so hard?! [WHAS11 More WHAS11] When people talk about diversifying an Eastern Kentucky economy dominated for a century by coal [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Taxes · The Gays · Wasted Money

Marijuana Could Be Kentucky’s Economic Savior

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Rand Paul isn’t going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups. But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul’s highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way. [H-L] The House of Representatives voted Friday [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wiretapping

Experience A Montgomery Co. School Board Mtg

July 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ever wondered what goes on at a Montgomery County Board of Education meeting? Let’s dig right in: Part 2: That “prestigious” award Johnston received? There are emails to suggest Joshua Powell and Terry Holliday created the award just for her. Because it would have to be a bogus award after all of the information that’s [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Kentuckians Wait For Grimes To Give Answers

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. The bipartisan panel acknowledged the separate inquiries in terse statements that said nothing about why the lawmakers were being examined. [H-L] There may be a philosophical difference between the two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Tim Conley’s Cohorts Admitted To His Scheme

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A married couple charged along with Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley in a federal corruption case pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Kenneth and Ruth Gambill of Salyersville each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. [H-L] An Arizona inmate gasped and snorted in an execution that lasted nearly two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Jobs · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell

Some Powell-Holliday Back Story In MoCo.

July 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell was recently outside the district (mid-July) without board approval and several investigators have repeatedly reached out to us to find out where he was. Because the board and district are so screwed up, apparently, that no one can get a straight answer. Well, here you go: the Kentucky Association [...]

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

Surprise: McConnell Has Time For Prison System

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

It would appear upon first glance that Somerset is trying to become the new London. [H-L] Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared “caliphate”. [HuffPo] The three appellate judges who will consider [...]

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