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Entries Tagged as 'Gambling'

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

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

Marijuana Could Be Kentucky’s Economic Savior

July 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rand Paul isn’t going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups. But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul’s highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way. [H-L] The House of Representatives voted Friday [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wiretapping

Is It November Yet? We’re All Ready For The End

July 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

When asked by text message whether he plans to support Grimes’ campaign, Marksberry responded: “Absolutely not.” [H-L] In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they’d worked together in eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, just 23 years old, had been crushed to death [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Takin yer guns! · UofL · Veterans

The Wingate Scandal Is The Chatter Of Frankfort

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Are you a generous person or someone who loves animals? Help Jackson the Dachshund out ASAP, as he needs surgery! Jessica has been a tireless advocate for years and has definitely given more than she’s received. Let’s all pitch in. [Go Fund Me!] A new digital emergency communication system in Lexington allows inter-agency communication throughout [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Youth

Now McConnell Is Afraid Of Little Brown Children

July 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday the flood of child immigrants overwhelming officials along the country’s border with Mexico could be stopped by sending them back immediately. [H-L] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) fired back at Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) in an op-ed published by Politico Monday, saying the governor is “dead wrong” to [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · The Gays

School Funding Disparity & Judicial Shenanigans

July 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

A petition was posted last week on GoPetition.com signed by parents upset that socioeconomic status is a primary consideration in redrawing Fayette schools attendance zones. [H-L] The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Military · Mitch McConnell · UofL · Veterans · Wasted Money

Judge Wingate Creates Huge Conflict Of Interest

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A better title might be: Instant Racing Judge: “No Big Deal, My Son Got Hired By A Race Track’s Law Firm In The Case And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It” Hold on to your instant racing case hats, ladies, cause the Honorable Judge Thomas Wingate has created an appearance of impropriety to rival [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Gambling · Spotted

All Eyes Are Again On Eastern Kentucky Poverty

June 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

When the Associated Press posted details on Twitter Thursday morning about the events Alison Lundergan Grimes is having this weekend with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Josh Holmes couldn’t resist replying. “Happy to pick her up at the airport,” responded Holmes, a senior adviser to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] Potential 2016 presidential candidate [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Senate · The Gays

Kentucky’s Budget Is Not Puppies & Rainbows

June 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

You already knew this was going to happen. State government is taking in less tax revenue than expected, and a budget shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30 is “inevitable,” state budget director Jane Driskell warned Tuesday. [H-L] When Vanderbilt University professor Jason A. Grissom started exploring how the No Child Left Behind [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Taxes · Veterans