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Entries Tagged as 'Death Penalty'

Lexington Police Have Serious Explaining To Do

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Youth

Sounds Like Some Fun Corruption In Harlan Co

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed a decision Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down aggregate limits on how much donors can give to political parties and committees in a two-year election cycle. [Sam Youngman] Democrats have repeatedly mocked Republican promises to craft a replacement for Obamacare, and while the GOP is [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

Another Reason The Death Penalty Is Tricky

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Hasn’t Sara Beth Gregory done enough handwringing the past several years to calm the flip down for a bit? She’s now in a fit of gay panic, just like Whitney Sweaterpuppies and Tim Moore. [Bluegrass Politics] U.S. Senators are okay with spying on U.S. citizens but are outraged that it’s happening to them. [HuffPo] They [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Military · RPK · Senate · The Gays · Wiretapping

Edelen Had The Guts To Stand Up & Speak Out

March 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

“I’m not the attorney general, but I am the taxpayer watchdog, and I really don’t like the idea of spending money on lawyers when we’re laying off school teachers,” Edelen said. [Sam Youngman] Here are five things Kentucky could spend $73 million on instead of a fake Noah’s Ark. [HuffPo] Really, Joe Gerth? It’s unenviable [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Jack Conway · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Wasted Money

Shameful Frankfort Still Supports Death Penalty

February 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will begin running a new television ad in Kentucky starting Wednesday that describes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as someone who is fighting against “Obamacare” and for Kentucky’s future. [Sam Youngman] The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler will once again seek to set rules that make sure broadband providers [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · The Gays

Yes, Kentucky Should Abolish The Death Penalty

February 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is planning special events to celebrate the 205th birthday of the nation’s 16th president. [H-L] New Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the labor market recovery is “far from complete” despite a drop in unemployment, yet she said the U.S. central bank expects to continue trimming [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Takin yer guns!

Beshear Just Glossed Over The KRS Disaster

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed Governor Steve Beshear’s budget address last night, go give it a read and download all the supporting fact sheets. [Page One] Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday proposed a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan for Kentucky that would restore much of the state’s lost funding for K-12 schools, including pay raises for teachers [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wiretapping

Not Sure Why EKY Stuff Was A Friday News Dump

January 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

Leaders should create a permanent organization that can guide efforts to diversify and revitalize Eastern Kentucky’s battered economy, according to a report released Friday. [H-L] One day after a controversial lethal injection case in Ohio put the death penalty in crosshairs, another set of state lawmakers have proposed legislation that would allow execution by firing [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

Smoking Nuts Are Now Losing Their Minds

January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments

If you missed it last night, here’s Greg Stumbo comparing Mitch McConnell to the Nazis. [YouTube] Pikeville-based Community Trust Bancorp Inc. reported earnings of 56 cents a share for the fourth quarter, down from 68 cents for the same period of 2012. [H-L] A condemned Ohio inmate appeared to gasp several times and took more [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Now Those Dems Don’t Like Their Own Points

November 1st, 2013 · Comments Off

Bevin has taken some fierce jabs from McConnell in recent days as the state’s senior senator accused him of being a liar and possible criminal. [H-L] It’s been an expensive few months for JPMorgan Chase. The bank is in talks—which could still fall through—to pay a record $13 billion to the Department of Justice and [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays