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Final Pre-Election Comment On Kentucky Is Tonight

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

In one of this fall’s three state Senate races that include a portion of Fayette County, the challenger is bringing up the incumbent’s “messy divorce.” In another, a doctor is trying to knock off an incumbent who leads Senate Democrats in hopes of becoming the first Latino to serve in the Kentucky General Assembly. [H-L] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Taxes

Another Anti-Powell Guy Running For The Board

October 31st, 2014 · 3 Comments

Here’s another anti-Joshua Powell candidate running for Montgomery County School Board: CLICK TO ENLARGE That’s an ad that appeared in the local paper. Sharing here for those who don’t subscribe to the paper but are following the story in Mt. Sterling closely.

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Fun Political Things Happening At Morehead State

October 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Mitch McConnell has opened up a five-point lead over Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes and appears well positioned to win a sixth term, according to the final Bluegrass Poll before Tuesday’s election. McConnell leads Grimes 48 percent to 43 percent in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, with Libertarian candidate David Patterson pulling 3 percent. [H-L] Appalachian [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · First Amendment · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Wasted Money

More On Montgomery Co Board Lawyer Mess

October 30th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This letter was handed out to Montgomery County School Board members during Tuesday evening’s regularly meeting: Members of the Board, Contrary to the vote of the Board during the August 19th board meeting, removing the contract between Mr. Owsley and Montgomery County AND contrary to the reply of Mr. Powell to the Board stating there [...]

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

The U.S. Senate Race Is Officially A Slap Fight

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has collected $1.1 million in contributions from energy interests since taking over the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power less than four years ago. [H-L] A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

No, We Haven’t Forgotten About Montgomery Co.

October 29th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Last evening’s Montgomery County School Board meeting, like many others before it, was a hot mess. More on that later/after processing video. It started with embattled superintendent Joshua Powell pressing teachers to show up at the meeting: POWELL’S EMAIL That was the first of several email blasts, announcements, meetings and such begging people to show [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Richie Farmer’s Mess Just Won’t Quit It

October 29th, 2014 · No Comments

The Secretary of State’s office says there are more than 3.1 million people registered to vote in the general election next week. [H-L] He’s not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country. [HuffPo] A state hearing officer has found [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Polling · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Keeping People Ignorant: MoCo Newspaper Edition

October 27th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Last week the Mt. Sterling Advocate (the newspaper in Montgomery County), ran a gigantic op-ed from Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell. To call it was crazy is an understatement. After more than a year of government investigations, audits revealing corruption, lawsuits, audio and video, Powell continues to foam at the mouth about how it’s [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Scary: Rand Paul Really Believes He’s Presidential

October 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Way to go, R.J. All the issues you could hit him with and you make crap up. A Lexington TV station has removed a campaign ad after a Republican state Senate candidate complained the ad was false. [H-L] But in Kentucky, people like Richard Henderson are celebrated. A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats

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