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Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Tim Conley’s Cohorts Admitted To His Scheme

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A married couple charged along with Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley in a federal corruption case pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Kenneth and Ruth Gambill of Salyersville each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. [H-L] An Arizona inmate gasped and snorted in an execution that lasted nearly two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Jobs · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell

Surprise: McConnell Has Time For Prison System

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

It would appear upon first glance that Somerset is trying to become the new London. [H-L] Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared “caliphate”. [HuffPo] The three appellate judges who will consider [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · Veterans · Youth

Can’t Say It Better Than Tom Eblen Says It

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Mail processing for Lexington is scheduled to be moved to Louisville and Knoxville next year. The U.S. Postal Service said the processing center on Nandino Boulevard is among 82 facilities nationwide that are planned for “consolidation” in 2015. [H-L] President Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in a legal battle that threatens to unravel his [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Heather French Henry · Humor · Immigration · KDP · Veterans

Unemployment Rates Allegedly Fell In 117 Counties

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says county jobless (unemployment) rates were down in 117 counties during the month of June. And, as you know, state government agencies under Steve Beshear never, ever try to paint a rosier picture than reality. Some of the highlights claimed in the latest report: Boone County had the lowest [...]

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Tags: Economy · Jobs · Stats

You Should Go To Pine Mountain ASAP. Do It.

July 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A special prosecutor has been tapped to review the death investigation of a Northern Kentucky woman shot by a Boone County sheriff’s deputy as she left a field party earlier this year. [H-L] Homeless man who sold sketches of his dog now has his own art show and credits his ‘guardian angel’ pup. [HuffPo] Now [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Wiretapping · Youth

This Terry Holliday Thing Will Have You Rolling

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky children’s economic security is far worse off today than in 1990, according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday. [H-L] A survey conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of Americans United for Change and the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that 69 percent of Republican respondents said [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

Front & Center: Greg Fischer’s Inability To Lead

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ latest campaign ad unfairly and inaccurately blames U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for lost coal jobs, according to the Kentucky Coal Association. If Bill Bissett wants to get his message out, he ought to advertise on publications that, you know, gets messages out. [Sam Youngman] Certain life factors make a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Youth

OH GOD THE BIGFOOT IS COMING, MEEMAWS!!1!

July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Hannah Moore graduated from George Rogers Clark High School this year with all the right boxes checked off for college acceptance: a 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society member, cheerleader, and community volunteer. [H-L] Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seemed to catch everyone off guard Wednesday when he [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · UK · Youth

Ed Whitfield’s Wife Might Pop A Vein Really Soon

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Somerset’s city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market. [H-L] A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Stats · Takin yer guns!

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Update

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Late last week Governor Steve Bigot garbled a bunch of words together to make a video about entrepreneurs, which sadly means next to nothing for Kentucky:

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Tags: Economy · Kentucky Business · Steve Beshear