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Now That Two Notorious Montgomery County School Board Members Aren’t Running For Re-Election, Let’s Dig Into A Mini-Scandal

July 24th, 2014 · 11 Comments

Now that two Montgomery County School Board members aren’t running for re-election, what’s that mean? What’s it mean that board chair Kenney Gulley and Kelly Murphy aren’t running? Does it mean mission accomplished? Not quite. But now it means we don’t have to write the story about Kelly Murphy scheming to allow his extremist church [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Spotted

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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State Officials Investigating Montgomery County

July 23rd, 2014 · 15 Comments

We hear Kristi Carter and daycare supervisor, Carolyn Bonee, got a visit from the state yesterday. Because of this. Losing two kids in a single day. Hot mess and a half. We hear Carter tried to hide what happened from social services and, well, the rest is history. Glad to see Frankfort take action. But… [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

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

Montgomery Co. Schools Withholding Public Records In Ongoing Superintendent Scandals

July 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

We revealed that Montgomery County superintendent Joshua Powell’s Topix witch hunt was a sham yesterday. You may read all about it here. An open records response, signed by Powell’s own hand, provided the proof that it was all a ruse. Unfortunately for Powell? KRS 61.878 — click here for the PDF — doesn’t permit him [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell


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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Montgomery Co. Topix Witch Hunt Just A Ruse

July 21st, 2014 · 6 Comments

Remember when Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell started his Topix/lawsuit witch hunt? He claimed people posting factual information was “terrorism” and “stalking” in an attempt to drum up anxiety over nothing. He, with this pals on the school board, pushed for $5,000 in taxpayer funds to be used to hunt down IP addresses (which [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Rand Paul Gets More Delusional By The Day

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

One month after being elected majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California was asked about progress Washington might be making on dealing with the flood of migrant children at the nation’s southern border. [H-L] Here’s Rand Paul showing how out-of-touch with reality he is. No wonder his kids [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · The Gays

Paper Unknowingly Spread Misinformation In MoCo

July 18th, 2014 · 12 Comments

Yesterday we told you about shenanigans at Montgomery County Schools involving a daycare child running across a four-lane highway to escape. Feel free to refresh yourself by clicking here. We also highlighted some continuing retaliation in the same story. But here’s where the story gets interesting: when the Mt. Sterling Advocate steps in to cover [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Joshua Powell · Mainstream Mistake

Does Jensen Have What It Takes To Beat Barr?

July 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A federal judge has ruled that a former Barren County Sheriff’s deputy violated the constitutional rights of a man under arrest. [H-L] Lawmakers have been eating unemployed people’s lunch right and left this year. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives took another bite, approving a federal highway funding bill with a cost-cutting provision that had [...]

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