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Entries Tagged as 'Eastern Kentucky'

Big Dog Is Back In Kentucky For Alison Grimes

October 30th, 2014 · No Comments

“We’ve had people come from all over America to help us ditch Mitch,” said Bill Londrigan, president of Kentucky’s AFL-CIO. Asking for a show of hands from those who had traveled from out of state, Londrigan encouraged those whose hands shot up to say where they were from, and shouts of Pennsylvania, New York and [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Senate

The U.S. Senate Race Is Officially A Slap Fight

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has collected $1.1 million in contributions from energy interests since taking over the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power less than four years ago. [H-L] A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

Richie Farmer’s Mess Just Won’t Quit It

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The Secretary of State’s office says there are more than 3.1 million people registered to vote in the general election next week. [H-L] He’s not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country. [HuffPo] A state hearing officer has found [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Polling · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Should Jensen Run For Something Statewide?

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

In what has been a marathon race to the bottom, both the campaigns of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes continued to be in fine form this past Friday. [Sam Youngman] A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Senate · Stats · Veterans

Gays, Immigration, Feeding The Homeless, Obama

October 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Business seemed slow at the Fitch’s IGA Saturday. There was a single cashier on duty as shoppers strolled slowly through the well-stocked, mostly empty aisles. [H-L] With a week left before Election Day, Obama is fanning out to campaign in six states, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who have a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Veterans

No One Thought They’d Endorse Mitch, Right?

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

The Herald-Leader editorial board had to work hard to come up with a creative way to endorse Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes. It’s a shame it couldn’t have been an easier decision. [H-L] The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially ended their operations on Sunday as they packed up to [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Military · The Gays · Wasted Money

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Update

October 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Late last week Governor Bigot and his wife, Jane, discuss the Dawkins Line again:

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Kentucky Tourism · Steve Beshear

Scary: Rand Paul Really Believes He’s Presidential

October 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Way to go, R.J. All the issues you could hit him with and you make crap up. A Lexington TV station has removed a campaign ad after a Republican state Senate candidate complained the ad was false. [H-L] But in Kentucky, people like Richard Henderson are celebrated. A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats

Repeat After Us: It’s Almost Over. It’s Almost Over.

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nestled on a hillside above Perry County Central High School, the Hazard Health & Rehabilitation Center was unlike any home Mae Campbell ever had. [H-L] Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove. [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Clay County Gets Back To Being The Worst…

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

A man has admitted helping to dispose of the body of a reputed informant slain in Clay County, meaning he could become a key witness against the alleged head of a large drug ring and a man charged as a paid killer. [H-L] Schools are getting better at fostering a friendly environment for LGBT students, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Kentucky Business · The Gays · Wiretapping · Youth