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Everybody Should Go To Thunder Over Louisville

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Beshear signed into law several major bills Thursday, including limited use of marijuana oil for people with seizures, tax breaks for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington and the state’s bourbon and beer industries and a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. [H-L] “Addison, I love you. I love you.” Those words, cooed [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Gambling · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear

Laurel County Sounds Like A TLC Reality Show

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

State lawmakers approved a passel of tax breaks for businesses earlier this week with little public discussion, providing potentially lucrative benefits for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington, the state’s bourbon and beer industries, start-up companies and more. [H-L] African-Americans and Latinos are losing economic ground when compared with whites in the areas of [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Kentucky Business · The Gays · Wasted Money

The Alex Johnson Story Just Got More Horrific

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

When Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers launched their Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) project last year, they promised it would be different. So far, it isn’t looking much different. [Tom Eblen] Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles just inched a little closer to becoming the nation’s first black, openly gay man to serve as [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · UK

Does Alison Grimes Know She’s Riding A Horse?

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

To House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ position in the U.S. Senate race is reminiscent of a scene in “Secretariat,” when Big Red is on his way to a record 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes and trainer Lucien Laurin yells to jockey Ronnie Turcotte. [Sam Youngman] The federal government has signed off on [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Veterans · Wasted Money · Youth

Rand Paul Angers Drag Queens, Throws Shade

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that likely Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes needs to “do some serious soul searching” after she didn’t speak out about Democratic senators conducting an all-night “talk-athon” on climate change. [H-L] Dear Rand Paul: Shade should be for loungin, not for throwin. [HuffPo] Horse racing makes news being unpredictable. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul

Big Businesseses Ignored Kentucky Last Year

February 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A prosecutor moved to dismiss criminal charges against Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins and two of her employees on Thursday. [H-L] A federal prosecutor is trying a radical tactic in the drug war: not throwing people into prison to rot. [HuffPo] Obviously, building a casino in downtown Louisville would be a hot mess. But this [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Journalism · The Gays · Youth

Legislative Ethics Are Not A Thing In Kentucky

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

A cluster of nine contiguous counties in southeastern Kentucky — Perry, Leslie, Letcher, Breathitt, Owsley, Harlan, Wolfe, Lee, Letcher — and their near neighbor, Whitley, have the highest rates of enrollment. [H-L] Ed Whitfield should take serious note of this scandal. Living in Kentucky should be a requirement for serving as a congressman from Kentucky. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money

Matt Bevin Can’t Dig His Way Out Of The Hole

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

We wish you the best, Ferrell Wellman! Comment on Kentucky won’t be the same without you. Enjoy that retirement. [Press Release] Kentucky would create coal-friendly power plant emission standards in an attempt to head off tougher federal rules under a bill passed unanimously Thursday by a House committee. [John Cheves] The globe cozied up to [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Kentucky Business · KY Supreme Court · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · The Gays

Some Folks In Morehead Need To Find A Hobby

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Add cockfighters to the long list of Kentuckians angry with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] The White House says President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · UofL · Wasted Money

Steve Beshear & Tax Reform Are Oil & Water

February 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Sadly, our governor is set for failure again. With this year’s state legislative session nearly one-third complete, Gov. Steve Beshear said he plans to unveil next week a complex plan to overhaul Kentucky’s tax laws. [H-L] New York Times editor Jill Abramson once again condemned the Obama administration’s crackdown on leaks, saying that the government’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Education · Gambling · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · Wiretapping