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Entries Tagged as 'Eastern Kentucky'

How Will Keith Hall Lie His Way Outta This One?

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

Last We Checked, KDP Was Silent On Harassment

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman] In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave [...]

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Tags: College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · KDP · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

Will Broadband Be A Thing In Rural Kentucky?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

We can’t wait until all the Cathy Bailey dirt starts to see the light of day as she tries to run for governator. The least of her worries will be her serious residency issue. [Deep Teabagger Thoughts] Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen ended the first quarter of 2014 in about the same cash position she started [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business

Greg Fischer’s Admin Loses Another Lawsuit

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Wild Turkey, one of the most down-home of Kentucky bourbons, officially debuted a sophisticated new face Tuesday. [H-L] It turns out the hole in the now famous ozone layer above the South Pole isn’t the only hole in the atmosphere. Researchers recently discovered, to their considerable surprise, that the atmosphere above part of the western [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns!

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

Barr’s Opponent Actually Running As A Democrat

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Several bills looked like slam dunks going into the 2014 General Assembly in January, with bipartisan support and advocacy groups rallying behind them. [John Cheves] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America “can’t invite the whole world” to enter the country, no matter how much some immigrants may love the U.S. [HuffPo] No, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns!

And You STILL Want A Crazy Ass Pipeline???

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S Army Corps of Engineers documents show that a planned pipeline project in Kentucky would affect more than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds during construction. [H-L] Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · UK · UofL

Everybody Should Go To Thunder Over Louisville

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Beshear signed into law several major bills Thursday, including limited use of marijuana oil for people with seizures, tax breaks for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington and the state’s bourbon and beer industries and a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. [H-L] “Addison, I love you. I love you.” Those words, cooed [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Gambling · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear