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Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Joshua Powell · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money

What? Alison & Mitch Both Lie? Surely Not!

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The state courts system has cut the amount of money it is paying Lexington and 19 other local governments to keep courthouses clean and maintained, causing concern among some county officials. [H-L] Police in Ferguson, Missouri, cracked down early Sunday on a small group of protesters who defied the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · The Gays

McConnell Played Pat-A-Cake With Some Bigots

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rand Paul was wearing cowboy boots, jeans and what appeared to be a white linen shirt, assailing a president who he said acts like a king, drawing murmurs of approval from the crowd standing on the hot August blacktop outside of Ray Jones and Triple J Trucking in Greenville. [H-L] Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added his [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Iraq · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul

So Women Shouldn’t Have Their Own Thoughts?

August 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Keep those umbrellas close. It’s about to start pouring garbage in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. [H-L] The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly and the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday evening while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Gotta Sweeten That Pension Up A Whole Bunch

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Gotta get that pension bump! State Sen. Bob Leeper has filed paperwork to run for McCracken County judge-executive. [H-L] Rand Paul thinks civilization will fall apart if abortion rights aren’t curtailed. The stupid gets thicker by the day with this small man. [HuffPo] The ethics of experimental Ebola medications are no academic matter for Liberian [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Rep. Yarmuth Calls Again For Raising The Wage

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

If you missed it like most people, Congressman John Yarmuth was on the teevee saying Congress needs to raise the minimum wage:

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Tags: Congress · Economy · Jobs · John Yarmuth

Morgan Co’s Tim Conley Finally Pleading Guilty

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Told ya Tim Conley was guilty! Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley will plead guilty to a federal fraud charge, according to a motion filed Monday. [H-L] For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn’t until [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Stats

Thank Goodness Rand Paul Isn’t From Kentucky

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn’t terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic. [H-L] Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women’s access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Youth

July 2014 Receipts In Kentucky: Not Terrible

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Receipts for July, according to state budget director Jane Driskell, weren’t terrible. The General Fund rose 2.2% to $705.9 million and the Road Fund increased 5.1% to $125.4 million. Highlights: Individual taxes rose 5.9% Sales taxes up 7.6% Corporate taxes fell 64.6% Cancer stick taxes rose 2.3% Property taxes fell 45% Coal severance taxes dropped [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes

We Should All Do More For Eastern Kentucky

August 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Possible links between health problems and mountaintop mining in Eastern Kentucky emerged as a key concern of people attending sessions aimed at coming up with ideas to improve the economy and quality of life in the region, according to the dentist who chaired the sessions. [H-L] Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Taxes · Youth