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Entries Tagged as 'Eastern Kentucky'

What’s Up With The Carroll County Sheriff?

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. [H-L] The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley. [HuffPo] Paid attendance at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, held [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · RPK · Senate

WHERE’S THE TRANSPORTATION LADY, FOLKS?!

August 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Transportation Lady was apparently disappeared by Leonard Lawson, so here’s a video of some guy in Jackson doing a thing:

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Spotted

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK

Morgan County Can Finally Take A Deep Breath

August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey said the people of Morgan County deserved better than repeated acts of betrayal by the person they trusted to head county government. “This was not a one-time lapse in judgment. Mr. Conley essentially transformed the public office he held to a criminal enterprise in order to serve his own purposes,” [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Taxes

A Shame Our Candidates Aren’t Truthful On Coal

August 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Despite reports last week that dozens of wild horses had been shot to death in Harlan County, state police say only one horse was found dead, and they do not know how it died. [H-L] Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they’re not claiming that it’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Tom Shelton Can’t Catch A Break These Days

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

In the face of concerns from custodial staff, Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton has dropped a proposal for a pilot program to outsource some janitorial ser vices at the district’s Central Office. [H-L] Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Taxes · The Gays

Fun Health Clinic Scandal Unfolding In Morehead

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

With a 4-1 vote Monday, the Fayette County Public Schools board approved tax rates for the 2014-15 school year that represent a 2.3 cent increase per $100 of assessed value. [H-L] After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly decidedly game-unchanged. [HuffPo] For the first [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Polling · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · Veterans

Mittens Is Coming To Campaign For Granny Mitch!

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Failed presidential candidate and the creator of Obamacare — Mittens Romney — is coming to Kentucky to campaign for Mitch McConnell. [Sam Youngman] Michael Brown Sr. spoke briefly at a gathering here on Sunday night to call for peace ahead of the Monday funeral for his son. [HuffPo] After months of back and forth and [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Investigation · John Yarmuth · Joshua Powell · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Robert Felner · Senate

Big: Tim Conley FINALLY Did The Right Thing

August 26th, 2014 · No Comments

From the Herald-Leader: Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal fraud charge. Conley, 49, admitted he opened bids on bridge projects and lowered the amounts so a co-conspirator, Kenneth Gambill, would get the work. Gambill kicked back some of the money to Conley, according to a court document. All told, Conley [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky

Al Cross Makes Important Political Points Again

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war. [H-L] During a book signing in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was confronted by a group of [...]

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