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Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Really Polite People Run For The U.S. Senate

September 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Urban County Council gave its blessing Tuesday for CentrePointe developers to seek up to $30 million in bond funding through the Kentucky League of Cities. So it looks like your taxpayer dollars will still be used. [H-L] To most Americans, Gingrich is a charming curiosity: His latest stint with public relevancy was a quixotic [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · KDP · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Bereans Still Fighting Over Anti-Gay Hatred

September 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The most lethal form of black lung disease among longtime coal miners in Eastern Kentucky and nearby areas has spiked to the worst level in 40 years, according to a journal article published Monday. [H-L] Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · The Gays

Republicans Still Complaining About Health Care

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A former official of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources violated the state ethics code by creating an oppressive work environment for women employees by telling them what clothes to wear and asking one to let him see her breasts. [Bluegrass Politics] Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats

Yes, Alison Has To Tell The Voters Who She Is

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

We told you people a bazillion years ago that Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes was just pretending to be a gun gal. Well, whattya know? Allison Grimes tries to show Mitch McConnell how it’s done when it comes to guns (and therefore politics) in her new tv ad—but only ends up shooting herself in the foot. [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Taxes

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

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

August: Another Bad Month For KY’s Economy

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Yep, you guessed it, August was yet another bad month for Kentucky’s economy. According to State Budget Obfuscator Jane Driskell, the General Fund barely rose — 1.2% to $671.9 million. The Road Fund dropped 0.1% to $141.1 million. Once again, we doubt everything is being reported on the negative front. And on the positive? You [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes

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

Jamie Comer Finally Made It Official For 2015

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer formally entered the 2015 race for governor on Tuesday in front of hundreds of hometown supporters in an ambitious campaign rollout more than a year before the election. [WKYT] Members of Fayette County Public Schools’ Equity Council are calling for the district to eliminate most out-of-school suspensions and suggesting that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Spotted