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Entries Tagged as 'Hal Rogers'

It’s 2014 And Kentucky Still Has Dry Counties

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs. [H-L] The return of the back-alley abortion. In 1969, when abortion was completely illegal in Texas except to save a woman’s [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement

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

How Do You Know SOAR Will Be A Disaster?

March 25th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Well, here’s the executive committee: Bruce Ayers, Cumberland, president emeritus, Southeast Community and Technical College Jim Booth, Inez, CEO of Booth Energy Jean Hale, Pikeville; chair, president and CEO of Community Trust Bank Rodney Hitch, Winchester, economic development manager for East Kentucky Power Jim Host, Lexington Tom Hunter, Washington, D.C., retired executive director, Appalachian Regional [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Steve Beshear

Greg Stumbo Has Good Campaign Finance Idea

February 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentuckians should compare Sen. Mitch McConnell’s and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers’ responses to the discovery of an endangered fish in the headwaters of Lake Cumberland. The contrast is instructive. [H-L] At Monday’s congressional hearing on the chemical spill that left 300,000 West Virginians without access to tap water last month, lawmakers had a lot of [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul

Don’t Miss Bill Nye The Science Guy Tonight

February 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rand Paul’s war on the Clintons will not play so well in Kentucky. But Rand isn’t from Kentucky so he has no clue. [H-L] The highly anticipated debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham isn’t scheduled to begin until 7 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 4. But scientists are already sounding off about the appropriateness [...]

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Tags: David L. Williams · Economy · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Rand Paul · Stats

Miniature Texan Cool With Punishing Children

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rand Paul discussed the possibility of cutting government benefits for unwed mothers who have multiple children during a Lexington luncheon Thursday, though the potential Republican candidate for president in 2016 didn’t directly endorse such a policy. [Sam Youngman] If you dream of one day pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to become the next Bill [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Economy · Education · Greg Stumbo · Hal Rogers · Journalism · Military · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

Expanding Broadband Will Be A Big Dang Deal

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

The American Farm Bureau Federation has approved a new policy resolution that urges the repeal of the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance. [H-L] The country’s next fiscal crisis will come sooner than advertised. [HuffPo] The state Medicaid budget would increase by nearly $1 billion to $8.08 billion in the first year of [...]

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Tags: Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Wiretapping

Broadband Is A Big Deal For The Commonwealth

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Two weeks after subfreezing temperatures hit the area, the Boyd County city of Catlettsburg continues to experience water supply problems. [H-L] Putting pressure on young people to marry sooner, frowning upon cohabitation before marriage, teaching abstinence only sex education and making access to resources like emergency contraception more difficult all result in earlier child bearing [...]

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Tags: Budget · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Senate · Steve Beshear

Kentucky Politicians Get Arrested Left & Right

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rand Paul appears to be addressing one of the big questions surrounding his potential run for president: Can he connect with the establishment donor base critical to winning the Republican nomination? [H-L] The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially restores the funds [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate

Ronnie Ellis Always Tells The Best Stories

January 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

The attorney for Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley, who was indicted last month in a federal fraud case, filed a motion Friday asking a judge to postpone the scheduled Feb. 4 trial date in Frankfort. Ben Shields of Mount Sterling said the U.S. Attorney’s Office has provided “thousands of documents” to the defense, including “numerous [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Poverty · RPK