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Dumb U.S. Senate Race: Great For Bourbon Sales

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

No one rises as Circuit Judge Steven Combs enters his courtroom. [H-L] All of these maps about drug use make Kentucky look pretty terrible. [HuffPo] In just over the two-year minimum it takes to age straight bourbon, the number of Kentucky distilleries has tripled, according to a economic impact survey released Tuesday. Bourbon is way [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Taxes · Wasted Money

Really? Lexington Cops Need Submachine Guns?

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother. [H-L] Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Immigration · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

Senate Race Is Probably Good For Bourbon Sales

October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race remains a dead heat two weeks before Election Day, with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell regaining the slimmest of leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] As the saying goes, it’s all in the name. Obamacare is no exception. [HuffPo] The Kentucky Democratic Party received [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · KDP · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · RPK

OH NOES YOU’RE ALL GONNA GET EBOLAD!!!1!

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Mayor Jim Gray recently stood in the center of the airy first floor of Gray Construction as he detailed the accomplishments of his first term in office. [H-L] September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK · Spotted · Taxes

Of Course They’re Playing Judicial Politics

October 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest numbers are in and the most current Bluegrass Poll has Mitch McConnell regaining a narrow lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes. [WHAS11] Last year, long-time Lexington politician Kathy Stein stepped down from the state Senate to fill a vacant judgeship in Fayette County Family Court. One year later, she will fight for that seat [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · George W. Bush · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · The Gays

Dems: Stop Trying To Out-Repub The Repubs!

October 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Candidates in Kentucky’s combative U.S. Senate race are bringing in outside help with two weeks to go as Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes will campaign with Bill Clinton on Tuesday and a trio of Republican congressmen will stump for Sen. Mitch McConnell beginning Monday. [H-L] Rand Paul is now making up his on Ebola facts that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Robert Felner · Senate

KY Still Wastes Money Naming Roads & Bridges

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Kentucky Voters finds McConnell with 52% support to Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes’ 44%. [Rasmussen Reports] Mayor Jim Gray and challenger Anthany Beatty sparred Wednesday night over public utilities and public safety. [H-L] According to the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast, Republicans have about a 60 percent [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

How To Suck At Open Records Requests In Kentucky: MSU & Joshua Powell Edition

October 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Filed an open records request with Morehead State University on October 8. Even after speaking with their attorney, MSU has still not responded. Here’s what we requested of Jane Fitzpatrick, General Counsel: All email communication between (to and from) Dr. Richard Hughes (r.hughes@moreheadstate.edu) and Dr. Joshua Powell, Montgomery County Schools superintendent from January 1, 2013 [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Senate Fatigue Got You Down? It’s Almost Over!

October 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined more than 4,000 of Alison Lundergan Grimes’ supporters for a rally Wednesday night as Democrats were eager to rebut the narrative that Grimes’ campaign was struggling down the stretch in her U.S. Senate race against incumbent Mitch McConnell. [H-L] You can thank Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes and Mitch [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Electioneering Cat Fight Just Got More Slappy

October 16th, 2014 · No Comments

A Kentucky law banning election-day campaigning near polling places was struck down Tuesday by a federal judge, who ruled the 300-foot buffer impedes free speech by reaching private homes and yards. [H-L] In a new report laying bare the runarounds and hopelessness distressed student loan borrowers are treated to by lenders and loan servicers, a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Immigration · Iraq · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Spotted