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Entries Tagged as 'Education'

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

Democratic Harassment Scandal Just Won’t Quit

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The troubled Fleming County school district likely won’t have money to properly fund its high school because it hasn’t followed Kentucky Department of Education recommendations, Commissioner Terry Holliday said in a sharply worded letter. This is a couple days old but needs to be shared again. [H-L] As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Corruption · Education · Health Care · KDP · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · UofL · Wasted Money

Flashback: Strayer University Ignored By Conway

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

About a year ago we started discussing Strayer University and its position within the for-profit college mess. Not just because Jack Conway has gone out of his way to overlook its myriad disasters. But because of its ties to the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Here’s some of it: In 2007, Kentucky Retirement Systems seeded yet another [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Rumor

Will Broadband Be A Thing In Rural Kentucky?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

We can’t wait until all the Cathy Bailey dirt starts to see the light of day as she tries to run for governator. The least of her worries will be her serious residency issue. [Deep Teabagger Thoughts] Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen ended the first quarter of 2014 in about the same cash position she started [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business

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

Gov’s Mansion Centennial Contest Award Winners

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Look, let’s get it out of the way: regardless of who the governator is, we’re suckers for art and essay contests for kids. You should be, too. In celebration of the governor’s mansion centennial, Papaw & Jane held a contest for kids and the winners have finally been named. ‚ÄúThis contest was a way for [...]

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Tags: Contest · Education

State Government Is Celebrating Earth Week

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

It’s tough to believe but Kentucky’s state government officials are “celebrating” Earth Week. Yes, one of the most environmentally irresponsible administrations in history is playing pat-a-cake again. But Jane Beshear is recognizing a couple schools that deserve kudos for efforts in conserving energy. The 2014 Green Ribbon School and Green & Healthy School will be [...]

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Tags: Education · Embarrassing · Environment

Barr’s Opponent Actually Running As A Democrat

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Several bills looked like slam dunks going into the 2014 General Assembly in January, with bipartisan support and advocacy groups rallying behind them. [John Cheves] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America “can’t invite the whole world” to enter the country, no matter how much some immigrants may love the U.S. [HuffPo] No, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns!

And You STILL Want A Crazy Ass Pipeline???

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S Army Corps of Engineers documents show that a planned pipeline project in Kentucky would affect more than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds during construction. [H-L] Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · UK · UofL