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Entries Tagged as 'Eastern Kentucky'

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Don’t Drink & Ride Your Lawnmower, Meemaws

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Police in Pulaski County recently worked two incidents in a week’s time involving alleged drunk drivers on riding lawn mowers, including one arrested after he ​drove to the drive-through window at a fast-food restaurant, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. [H-L] An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Wiretapping

Poppy Mountain Begins This Week. You Going?

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Candy Barr is cleaning up with the big banks. Literally cleaning up. He pushes de-regulation, they shower him with cash. We were gonna say gold but that opened up the door to too many jokes. [H-L] Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States is “at war” with Islamic State militants, marking [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Rumor · Spotted · Takin yer guns!

Cyclists Sure Do Fire People Up These Days

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

From a press release… One of the most offensive anti-Islam ads from the Democrats. Really? Starting it off with THAT?! Bluegrass Rural, a Kentucky-based Super PAC, will start airing a radio ad next week that says Mitch McConnell “turned his back on our men in women in uniform.” The ad cites McConnell’s April 2005 vote [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · FEAR! · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Labor · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Now Even The Olds Are Being Screwed By Loans

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A program developed by the University of Kentucky to reduce sexual violence in high schools appears to be helping students across the state. [H-L] The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it’s forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit. [HuffPo] On [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · UK · Wiretapping

Some Montgomery County Schools Friday Tidbits

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

We hear through the grapevine that Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell’s trial could start around January 12. It’s expected to last as long as nine (9!) days. Since Powell gets to decide whether or not it’s closed to the public, you can bet it will be closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money

Polls, Polls, Polls, It’s Nonstop Polls These Days!

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes pushed back Wednesday against public polling that shows U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with a growing lead in Kentucky, releasing an internal poll that shows a race to be a dead-heat. [H-L] Have scientists had volcanoes all wrong? A popular theory has it that, at least in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Iraq · John Yarmuth · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

Do You Even Remember September 11, 2001, Kids?

September 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Eastern Kentucky University professor testified Tuesday in front of a Senate committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to local police forces. [H-L] Sen. Rand Paul blasted police militarization at a congressional hearing Tuesday, catching off guard a Pentagon official, who could not explain why local cops need 12,000 [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Youth

People Continue To Fluff Lil Randy’s Giant Ego

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L] Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo] As he mulls a presidential campaign in 2016, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Investigation · KDP · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · UK · Wasted Money

Let’s Just Keep Warring In Eye-Rack Forever

September 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

We’re hearing constant rumors of Kentucky State Police / FBI interviews taking place in Magoffin County regarding potential election fraud. Several people claim to have been interviewed. So… get the popcorn ready? [EKY Rumors] A Franklin circuit judge has ruled unconstitutional a law that put into question whether senior judges could run for office in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rumor · Senate · Taxes · Youth