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Entries Tagged as 'Education'

John Yarmuth Will Again Win In A Landslide

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

Fayette County Public Schools should try to help schools that can’t raise as much money as other schools and don’t have as much in their activity funds, board member Doug Barnett said during Monday night’s school board meeting. [H-L] When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, he admitted that he had “experimented with marijuana,” [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · John Yarmuth · Journalism · KY-3 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Youth

Big Vote Buying Allegations Against W. Keith Hall

July 30th, 2014 · No Comments

When school districts aren’t sure if they can afford all of their staffers, they get pink slipped. Doesn’t mean they won’t be hired back but it serves as notice that their jobs are not safe. So what happened when a school district that W. Keith Hall represented did that? Well… one of Keith’s buddies in [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Rumor

Go To The Jesse Stuart Open House On August 8!

July 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ed Whitfield is lying about this — Hal Rogers’ people tell us that he’s lying. The investigation is a result of way more than fighting soring. Ed Whitfield, R-Hopkinsville, said Monday that an ethics investigation underway in Washington was prompted by efforts to derail his legislation to fight soring of Tennessee walking horses. [H-L] Drug [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Youth

Powell’s Evaluation Whitewashed At Board Meeting

July 29th, 2014 · 6 Comments

At a recent Montgomery County Board of Education meeting, the board chair, Kenney Gulley, glossed over a summative evaluation of superintendent Joshua Powell. In doing so, he made it seem to the general public and the media that Powell had received an almost glowing annual review. Watch the footage for yourself: The trouble with that? [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Experience A Montgomery Co. School Board Mtg

July 28th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Ever wondered what goes on at a Montgomery County Board of Education meeting? Let’s dig right in: Part 2: That “prestigious” award Johnston received? There are emails to suggest Joshua Powell and Terry Holliday created the award just for her. Because it would have to be a bogus award after all of the information that’s [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Spotted

Tim Conley’s Cohorts Admitted To His Scheme

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

A married couple charged along with Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley in a federal corruption case pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Kenneth and Ruth Gambill of Salyersville each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. [H-L] An Arizona inmate gasped and snorted in an execution that lasted nearly two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Jobs · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell

Some Powell-Holliday Back Story In MoCo.

July 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell was recently outside the district (mid-July) without board approval and several investigators have repeatedly reached out to us to find out where he was. Because the board and district are so screwed up, apparently, that no one can get a straight answer. Well, here you go: the Kentucky Association [...]

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

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 · 18 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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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

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