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Entries Tagged as 'Environment'

Kentuckians Must Be Tired Of Lil Randy Paul

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky. [H-L] The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes

Fear! Jesse Benton Will Eat All Your Babies!

September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Benton was Team Mitch, but considering the intensely loyal army of aides McConnell has cultivated and kept over the years, it’s probably fair to say he was never really part of Mitch’s team. [Sam Youngman] President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays

Will Republicans Take The KY State House?

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

On this Labor Day weekend, most Kentuckians favor changing laws to allow employees to work without joining unions, according to a new poll that also says they want an increase in the minimum wage. [H-L] Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Jesse Benton’s Gone But Daddy’s Bus Mess Isn’t

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

It’s a three-day weekend. Don’t expect much beyond a roundup or two today. The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. [H-L] Like [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wasted Money

What’s Up With The Carroll County Sheriff?

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. [H-L] The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley. [HuffPo] Paid attendance at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, held [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · RPK · Senate

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK

A Shame Our Candidates Aren’t Truthful On Coal

August 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Despite reports last week that dozens of wild horses had been shot to death in Harlan County, state police say only one horse was found dead, and they do not know how it died. [H-L] Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they’re not claiming that it’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Tom Shelton Can’t Catch A Break These Days

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

In the face of concerns from custodial staff, Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton has dropped a proposal for a pilot program to outsource some janitorial ser vices at the district’s Central Office. [H-L] Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Taxes · The Gays

Prominent PR Firm Leading Anti-Environment Fight

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

A prominent PR firm (cough) may be the big new thing in Kentucky, according to Business First. That means the company has had the most cash flow through its business in a year. But what most people don’t know is that the firm is at the forefront of anti-environment efforts in Kentucky. And not just [...]

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Tags: Environment · Spotted

Fun Health Clinic Scandal Unfolding In Morehead

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

With a 4-1 vote Monday, the Fayette County Public Schools board approved tax rates for the 2014-15 school year that represent a 2.3 cent increase per $100 of assessed value. [H-L] After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly decidedly game-unchanged. [HuffPo] For the first [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Polling · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · Veterans