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Entries Tagged as 'Environment'

Networks Won’t Air Obama Immigration Speech

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments

The number of people living in Kentucky without legal permission to be in the country declined sharply in recent years, and that segment of the population barely registered among the state’s overall labor force, according to a study released Tuesday. [H-L] This is the world we live in now. Despite the great significance of Barack [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Presidential Race · Senate

2015 Races Are Ready To Eat Everyone Alive

November 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Republican state Rep. Ryan Quarles of Georgetown said Tuesday he is “strongly considering” running next year for state agriculture commissioner. [H-L] Rand Paul, a leader of the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, helped kill a bill meant to rein in the National Security Agency. [HuffPo] Following a primary defeat in this year’s congressional elections, [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Crit Luallen · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wasted Money · Wiretapping · Youth

The Expanded Smoking Ban Kicks In Tomorrow

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments

On most workdays outside the mammoth building that houses the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, dozens of state employees spend their twice-a-day, 15-minute breaks smoking. [H-L] Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday that the U.S. military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State militants. [HuffPo] The Obama administration’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Wiretapping

Kentucky Really Excells At Coal Corruption

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments

A coal company in Eastern Kentucky has resumed filing false water-pollution reports despite being caught cheating on previous reports that concealed widespread violations, environmental groups have charged. [H-L] The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Hal Rogers · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Taxes · Youth

No 2015 Candidate Has A Grasp On Health Care

November 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Increasing lung cancer screening, expanding access to care and improving survival rates for lung cancer patients is the aim of a new $7 million, three-year effort in Kentucky. [H-L] AT&T says it has stopped its controversial practice of adding a hidden, undeletable tracking number to its mobile customers’ Internet activity. [HuffPo] Mitch McConnell told a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · UK · UofL · Wiretapping

Not All Small Town Sheriffs Are Disasters…

November 18th, 2014 · No Comments

So far with kynect: 1,183 have newly enrolled in health plans or renewed their plan. 735 Medicaid. 287 dental. Fewer than 1,200 people have visited the retail location in Lexington. [Press Release] Jackson County Sheriff Denny Peyman, who arrested the county judge-executive earlier this year over audit deficiencies, faces some negative audit findings of his [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wasted Money

Probably Not A Fun Week For Coal Executives

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Newly elected as the leader of a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell returned to Kentucky this weekend, enjoying a victory lap of sorts with some of the state’s top Republicans. [H-L] With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · RPK

Look Who Resfurfaced With The Beshear Family

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Pee Alert! Kathy Groob has resurfaced with Andy Beshear! Meet your new Attorney General. [John Cheves] The issue of affirmative action could be headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court after a federal appeals court refused to reconsider a ruling allowing use of race as a factor in University of Texas undergraduate admissions. [HuffPo] Before [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Steve Beshear

KCTCS Has Found Its New Overpaid Chancellor

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents did a national search for a new president, but found their only finalist close to home: Current KCTCS Chancellor Jay Box. [H-L] More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · KY-1 · Veterans

Jean Marie Has Way Too Many Names Now

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted yesterday on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners. [WV Gazette] Farm radio show host Jean-Marie Lawson Spann made her Democratic bid for state agriculture commissioner [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Wasted Money