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Entries Tagged as 'Eastern Kentucky'

Watching Obama Run From KY Is Hilarious/Sad

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Speaking to a crowd of several hundred people at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday night, philosopher Cornel West quoted everyone from Socrates to Sly Stone but always came back to W. E. B. Du Bois and the principles of integrity, honesty, decency and virtue. [H-L] When the United States suddenly announced last week that it [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate

Watch The Mitch Ad Everybody Is Talking About

September 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Here it is: It’s been a huge deal in Morehead and seems to be resonating in other areas of the state.

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Paducah Sure Is Getting The Shaft Like Woah

September 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

West Virginia plans to frack beneath the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water to millions. Like everyone in Louisville. [Think Progress] Paducah residents upset over sky high electric rates thanks to cost overruns at a new power plant say they have no idea when they might get some relief. [H-L] A senior adviser to U.S. [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Wasted Money

Stumbo & Stivers Fighting For More Secrecy

September 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As Superintendent Tom Shelton works on a corrective action plan in response to State Auditor Adam Edelen’s examination of Fayette County Public Schools, Shelton said he will “shore up” district policies on budget transfers. [H-L] Police officers on duty in Ferguson should not be wearing wristbands showing support for the cop who shot and killed [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

You Daytime Drinking Over Senate Shenanigans?

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There were 13,000 fewer people working in a 23-county area in Eastern Kentucky’s coalfield in May 2014 than a year earlier. [H-L] Chelsea Manning on Tuesday sued Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Pentagon in federal court for access to hormone therapy, warning that her mental condition is rapidly deteriorating in the face of more [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Can You Believe Some Dems Still Fight Hemp?

September 24th, 2014 · No Comments

A male supervisor exposed himself to female guards and sexually assaulted them at the state prison in Elliott County, four of the women have claimed in a lawsuit. [H-L] Money may not grow on trees, but it apparently does grow on marijuana plants. If all 50 states legalized cannabis today, they’d be collectively raking in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Youth

Rolling Your Eyes At Fayette Co. Schools Mess?

September 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Fayette County School Board got an earful at its first public meeting since the auditor’s report. Fun fact: This guy has done far less than Montgomery County’s superintendent but Frankfort (Adam Edelen, who has staffers telling us they won’t waste their time in Montgomery County) is taking him more seriously. [H-L] Hundreds of military [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Veterans · Wasted Money

The Groob Shenanigans Just Won’t Quit In NKY

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

A University of Kentucky program’s goal is more bikes, fewer cars. [H-L] China’s coal addition threatens the planet. But can it handle a natural gas revolution? [HuffPo] Seriously? They’re apologizing for a sports thing that appeared to be a joke? [C-J/AKN] We hear things like this happen in Frankfort all the time. [Think Progress] With [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · UK

Rand Paul Forgets Which State He Represents

September 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Candy Barr and Elisabeth Jensen offer vastly different prescriptions for Kentucky’s job woes. [John Cheves] Children hear hate speech and internalize it. [HuffPo] McConnell and Grimes also know their battle is not being waged in a vacuum. What happens outside Kentucky also will determine the political quality of life for the victor. [C-J/AKN] The deadly [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Budget · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money · Youth

Yes, U.S. Senate Race Insanity Has Hit Kentucky

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Rand Paul urged California Republicans on Saturday to attract new voters by trying tactics typically associated with Democrats: pushing for expanded voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities. [H-L] In jails around the country, inmates with serious mental illnesses are kept isolated in small cells for 23 hours a day or more, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Rand Paul · Senate