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Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Of Course They’re Playing Judicial Politics

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest numbers are in and the most current Bluegrass Poll has Mitch McConnell regaining a narrow lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes. [WHAS11] Last year, long-time Lexington politician Kathy Stein stepped down from the state Senate to fill a vacant judgeship in Fayette County Family Court. One year later, she will fight for that seat [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · George W. Bush · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · The Gays

Kentucky’s Small Towns Remain In The Dark

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mitch McConnell drew a crowd of about 100 at the Republican Party headquarters here Saturday, a number that will undoubtedly be dwarfed by the crowd to see former President Bill Clinton when he stumps here Tuesday. [Sam Youngman] Predicting the ways in which Obamacare would fail and ruin America has been something of a cottage [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate

KY Still Wastes Money Naming Roads & Bridges

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kentucky Voters finds McConnell with 52% support to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 44%. [Rasmussen Reports] Mayor Jim Gray and challenger Anthany Beatty sparred Wednesday night over public utilities and public safety. [H-L] According to the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast, Republicans have about a 60 percent [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

Senate Fatigue Got You Down? It’s Almost Over!

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined more than 4,000 of Alison Lundergan Grimes’ supporters for a rally Wednesday night as Democrats were eager to rebut the narrative that Grimes’ campaign was struggling down the stretch in her U.S. Senate race against incumbent Mitch McConnell. [H-L] You can thank Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes and Mitch [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Electioneering Cat Fight Just Got More Slappy

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A Kentucky law banning election-day campaigning near polling places was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge, who ruled the 300-foot buffer impedes free speech by reaching private homes and yards. [H-L] In a new report laying bare the runarounds and hopelessness distressed student loan borrowers are treated to by lenders and loan servicers, a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Immigration · Iraq · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Spotted

Puppies Dead, Rainbows Gone In U.S. Senate Race

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes declined Wednesday to say whether she will pull a television ad that three left-leaning, pro-immigration reform groups condemned Tuesday as “offensive” and “hurtful.” [Sam Youngman] People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell

Franklin County Sheriff Probably Drank It All

October 15th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s been a year since almost 200 bottles of rare 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon went missing. And nobody has seen it since. [H-L] This past September was the warmest since records began in 1880, according to new data released by NASA. [HuffPo] The University of Louisville announced Thursday that a capital campaign started seven [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · DSCC · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · UofL

That Senate Debate Wasn’t Great For Kentucky

October 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

State GOP Chairman Steve Robertson filed a complaint alleging the Democratic Party abused its nonprofit permit. [H-L] A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn’t see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York Times reporter who revealed the agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans. [HuffPo] Kentucky’s Republican U.S. senator [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Journalism · KDP · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate

Lexington Stands Up But Louisville Backs Down

October 14th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s a shame no one in Louisville has the guts to stand up. You want to know why people like Vicki Aubrey Welch and Jim King don’t stand up? Because cable lobbyists have been on them like white on rice in a coordinated lobbying campaign focused on Louisville, Lexington and Northern Kentucky. Bravo to Mayor [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Embarrassing · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · Veterans

Another Terrible Month For Kentucky’s Economy

October 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Even after all kinds of numbers manipulation, the State Budget Director was only able to report that the General Fund rose 0.1% and the Road Fund rose 0.8%. Rather than run this on Friday as part of Steve Beshear’s monthly news dump, we’re running it today — Monday — when all kinds of people are [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes