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Entries Tagged as 'Economy'

Rupp Arena Is Going To Rot Everyone’s Brain

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. [H-L] In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Kentucky Sure Does Look Really Pretty Here

April 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Until you realize this is a poverty map from the New York Times: CLICK TO VISIT There are several pockets of poverty so deep that they could be considered third-world. But many in Frankfort and Lexington want to sink tens of millions of dollars into an arena that most in the state will never be [...]

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Tags: Economy · Poverty · Stats

Hold Out Hope For Eastern Kentucky’s Economy?

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working groups that are part of an effort to boost Eastern Kentucky’s economy will meet for the first time Thursday in Somerset during the East Kentucky Leadership Conference. [H-L] Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much. [HuffPo] On Monday’s Republican Senate debate, Louisville businessman [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Humor · Jack Conway · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UK

Richie Farmer’s Stuff Is Gonna Be Auctioned Off

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Matt Bevin is making it a family affair, and Mitch McConnell wants Kentucky to think of him as a conservative “workhorse.” [Sam Youngman] Eight million Americans are insured through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. [HuffPo] Some say the real estate market in Louisville is beginning to pick up. Which may [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns!

Kentucky Just Can’t Get A Leg Up This Week

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won’t be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do. So… just like every year. [H-L] Of course Kentucky’s in the national news again for something terrible. A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays · Wasted Money

Abundance Of Awful Things On Monday Evening

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians continue to struggle with limited or uncertain access to enough food, according to new figures from the nation’s top food-relief charity. [H-L] Elizabeth Warren’s new book isn’t just a memoir — it’s a full-throated endorsement of modern, populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government “magical thinking” by the tea [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Poverty · Stats · The Gays · UK

How Will Keith Hall Lie His Way Outta This One?

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

McConnell Complains About Democratic Politicking

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

You know what’s sad? When Kentucky’s senior senator spends all of his time beating his chest, attacking the opposition party because he can’t ever take a break from playing politics: You know what’s even more sad? There’s no alternative to really get voters excited.

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Tags: Economy · Hypocrisy · Jobs · Mitch McConnell

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays