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Entries Tagged as 'Giving Back'

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Listen Up: Good Dog Needs A Home In Lexington

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Someone go adopt this dog in Lexington! Friends of the late Jessie Brothers say they’re working on arrangements for the adoption of his beloved Jack Russell terrier, Nubbin. The little dog has been in the care of Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control since Brothers’ death this week at age 66. Betty Hoopes of Lexington, one [...]

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Congress Is Still Just Some Old White Guys

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Jessie Brothers, the Lexington man whose love for his injured Jack Russell terrier, Nubbin, touched many people and led to a reunion with his long-lost son, has died. [H-L] A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of [...]

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Tags: Congress · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · Taxes · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping

Kentuckians Must Be Tired Of Lil Randy Paul

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky. [H-L] The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes

A Real Ruh Ro Moment For Alison & Daddy?

August 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

What? Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes is spinning her wheels for her daddy now? Surely not! [H-L] As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes

This Terry Holliday Thing Will Have You Rolling

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky children’s economic security is far worse off today than in 1990, according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday. [H-L] A survey conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of Americans United for Change and the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that 69 percent of Republican respondents said [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

Gov. Beshear Honored Exemplary Volunteers

July 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Yesterday Steve Beshear honored service in 2013 for quite a few folks at the Governor’s Mansion. 14 groups and individuals from across the state, to be exact. Gov. Beshear said the event was a chance to honor the state’s leaders and innovators – volunteers and national service members – and the example they set for [...]

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Tags: Giving Back · Steve Beshear

Campbellsville University Deserves Major Praise

July 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Campbellsville University will forgo nearly $1 million a year in funding from the Kentucky Baptist Convention in order to get more flexibility over appointments and academic freedom, the school’s board of trustees announced Wednesday. This is the best thing CU has done in years. [H-L] The Obama administration believes marijuana policy is a states’ rights [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Congress · Discrimination · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business

2014 Golden Poo Awards – GO VOTE! Last Call!

July 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s the final weekend to get your nominations in for the Golden Poo Awards. It’s been a hot minute since we’ve held them, so please chime in. Love a politician or public d-bag? Hate them? Think they’re corrupt? Want to see someone awful win a very fitting award? This is your opportunity to make your [...]

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Tags: Contest · FEAR! · Giving Back

2014 Golden Poo Awards – New Beginnings: Day 10

July 11th, 2014 · 13 Comments

It’s day ten! Be sure you cast your vote for previous (s)categories! Day 1 — For the Candidate Who Campaigned for Something and Was Counted On to Bring It…. But Couldn’t Produce Shit When the Pressure Was On Day 2 — Worst Example Of Total Incompetence From A Local Or State Official Day 3 — [...]

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Tags: Contest · FEAR! · Giving Back