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Entries Tagged as 'Environment'

A Real Ruh Ro Moment For Alison & Daddy?

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

What? Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes is spinning her wheels for her daddy now? Surely not! [H-L] As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes

Ferguson Highlights Our Sad National Disgrace

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Republicans demanded Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes disclose more information about her campaign’s use of a bus and other services provided at seemingly discounted prices by a company her father owns. [H-L] The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Investigation · Law Enforcement · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Bi-Partisan Louisville Effort To Clean Up LMAS

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L] More than five years into an economic recovery, with unemployment falling and the stock market at record highs, millions of Americans like Taormina still can’t afford basic nutrition, according to a blockbuster study. [HuffPo] State [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Humor · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Joshua Powell · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money

Despite Democratic Efforts, Hemp Is A Big Deal

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

Thousands participate in River Blast at Fort Boonesborough State Park. Jason Ledford grew up swimming in the Kentucky River at Fort Boonesborough State Park. [H-L] After a preliminary autopsy this weekend revealed that Michael Brown was shot at least six times, the teenager’s mother had just one question on Monday for police: “What else do [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement

What? Alison & Mitch Both Lie? Surely Not!

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The state courts system has cut the amount of money it is paying Lexington and 19 other local governments to keep courthouses clean and maintained, causing concern among some county officials. [H-L] Police in Ferguson, Missouri, cracked down early Sunday on a small group of protesters who defied the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · The Gays

McConnell Played Pat-A-Cake With Some Bigots

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rand Paul was wearing cowboy boots, jeans and what appeared to be a white linen shirt, assailing a president who he said acts like a king, drawing murmurs of approval from the crowd standing on the hot August blacktop outside of Ray Jones and Triple J Trucking in Greenville. [H-L] Rand Paul (R-Ky.) added his [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Iraq · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul

Your Evening Roundup Of Awful Happenings

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

But there’s plenty of money for the damn Ark Park! The state’s top economic development official said in a letter to city officials this week that the state won’t issue $30 million in state bonds for the controversial CentrePointe development. [H-L] Police violence broke out again in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night, as the streets filled [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Journalism · Kentucky Business · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

GO TO THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, MEEMAWS!

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

In a Southern Living magazine online listing, three Kentucky attractions — Mammoth Cave, the Cumberland Falls moonbow and the Red River Gorge — are among its Seven Wonders of the South. [H-L] Less than half of borrowers with the most common type of federal student loan are repaying their debt on time, new data released [...]

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Tags: Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Veterans · Wasted Money

Thank Goodness Rand Paul Isn’t From Kentucky

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

After 30 years in the Senate, Republican leader Mitch McConnell isn’t terribly popular at home in Kentucky. Fortunately for him, President Barack Obama borders on politically toxic. [H-L] Lawmakers who support abortion rights have long fought against policies that restrict women’s access to the procedure, such as gestational limits, mandatory waiting periods and physical building [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Youth