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Entries Tagged as 'Environment'

Rupp Arena Is Going To Rot Everyone’s Brain

April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. [H-L] In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Richie Farmer’s Stuff Is Gonna Be Auctioned Off

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Matt Bevin is making it a family affair, and Mitch McConnell wants Kentucky to think of him as a conservative “workhorse.” [Sam Youngman] Eight million Americans are insured through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. [HuffPo] Some say the real estate market in Louisville is beginning to pick up. Which may [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns!

Kentucky Just Can’t Get A Leg Up This Week

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won’t be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do. So… just like every year. [H-L] Of course Kentucky’s in the national news again for something terrible. A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays · Wasted Money

Abundance Of Awful Things On Monday Evening

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians continue to struggle with limited or uncertain access to enough food, according to new figures from the nation’s top food-relief charity. [H-L] Elizabeth Warren’s new book isn’t just a memoir — it’s a full-throated endorsement of modern, populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government “magical thinking” by the tea [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Poverty · Stats · The Gays · UK

Is Alison Grimes Twisting In The Keystone Wind?

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Because that’s what the mainstream thinks: We have no idea because she’s never really taken a firm position on anything.

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Environment

Jeff Hoover & Crew Shoulder Some Responsibility

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas. [H-L] Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have “a profound hatred of the weak and the poor.” [HuffPo] Looky there, it’s Mitch McConnell spreading minimum wage fear. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul

How Will Keith Hall Lie His Way Outta This One?

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

Will Broadband Be A Thing In Rural Kentucky?

April 17th, 2014 · No Comments

We can’t wait until all the Cathy Bailey dirt starts to see the light of day as she tries to run for governator. The least of her worries will be her serious residency issue. [Deep Teabagger Thoughts] Congressional candidate Elisabeth Jensen ended the first quarter of 2014 in about the same cash position she started [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business

Greg Fischer’s Admin Loses Another Lawsuit

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Wild Turkey, one of the most down-home of Kentucky bourbons, officially debuted a sophisticated new face Tuesday. [H-L] It turns out the hole in the now famous ozone layer above the South Pole isn’t the only hole in the atmosphere. Researchers recently discovered, to their considerable surprise, that the atmosphere above part of the western [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns!

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays