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Entries Tagged as 'George W. Bush'

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

Miniature Texan Spreading His Crazy Wings

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Kentucky Senate’s proposed state budget would reduce state inspections of underground coal mines by two-thirds and slash by one-third the funding of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing. [H-L] The Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the religious exemption cases. Here’s how to get up to speed. [ProPublica] A ban on tolls for [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Quick, Everybody Roll Your Eyes At Rand Again

March 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

State lawmakers appear ready this year to approve a bill that would allow nearby neighbors to determine if many state parks and golf courses could sell alcohol. [H-L] How do we begin to accept that Nick Rudolph, a thoughtful, sandy-haired Californian, was sent to war as a 22-year-old Marine and in a desperate gun battle [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · George W. Bush · Jack Conway · Mainstream · Military · Rand Paul · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping · Youth

KY Women Deserve Better But Won’t Get It

November 26th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kentucky women deserve far better than the pandering they will face over the next year. But since they represent almost 53 percent of the vote in the commonwealth, they should probably go ahead and put on their hip waders. [H-L] In an effort to protect their record profits, banks might soon charge you for the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wiretapping

Jim DeCesare May Be Dumbest Rep In Frankfort

November 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Kentucky’s fourth- and eighth-graders scored above the national average in reading on the so-called nation’s report card, but overall their average scores remained essentially unchanged from 2011. [H-L] Religious groups in Kentucky are continuing to fight against a potentially dangerous gas pipeline that two energy companies want to bury underneath 13 of the state’s counties. [...]

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Tags: Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · George W. Bush · Jobs · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Special In The 56th Is Getting Way More Exciting

June 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Lexington Public Library has asked a Fayette Circuit Court judge to vacate an arbitration panel’s ruling that would award $927,491 to Kathleen Imhoff, the library’s former chief executive officer. [H-L] The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has filed lawsuits seeking to restore $4.9 million of misused pension funds to two pension plans. The complaints [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · George W. Bush · Special Election · The Gays · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Will Papaw Meet Crack Mayor Up There In Canaduh?

May 31st, 2013 · Comments Off

Kentucky’s two Republican U.S. senators find themselves caught in the middle of opposing forces these days. [Ronnie Ellis] Told ya so – charges against one of the McConnell buggers are being presented to a grand jury. The Democratic Party still suffers, as it was maybe the dumbest mistake made in the effort to oust McConnell. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Immigration · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear

At Least They Had The Coal Funds, Right???

May 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Kentucky ranks 45th out of 50 states when it comes to the health of senior citizens, according to a report issued by the non-profit United Health Foundation. [H-L] A federal judge on Friday sided with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway in a lawsuit filed by Merck & Co. over the state’s contract with private attorneys. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Environment · George W. Bush · Health Care · Jack Conway · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Military · Polling · Stats · Taxes

Rand Paul Taking Whimsical Jalopy To Henderson

May 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Franklin Circuit Judge Philip Shepherd denied a request by Gov. Steve Beshear to dismiss a Tea Party lawsuit challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. [H-L] After years of vilifying prominent religious and conservative leaders, gay activists on Wednesday turned their ire to an unlikely target: Democrats. [Politico] The Louisville Metro Council on [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · George W. Bush · Health Care · Humor · Immigration · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UK

Told Ya That Tax “Commission” Was All For Show

May 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Fayette County Public Schools plan to slash work days for 42 directors of the district’s family resource centers next year because of continued government funding reductions. [H-L] Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday cast doubt on the criteria used to decide the 2000 Bush v. Gore case that ultimately delivered the [...]

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Tags: Congress · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · George W. Bush · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear