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What The Heck, Shevawn? What Is Going On?

September 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

How is this even a story? Really? Jamie Comer is screwed because Richie Farmer is a criminal sitting in prison? The early desperation is strong. [H-L/AP] Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gas hit a record in 2013 as carbon dioxide concentrations grew at the fastest rate since reliable global records began, the World Meteorological Organization said [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Senate · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

Kentucky Already Knew Its Kids Were Super-Fat

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Under a broiling sun Thursday in front of the Kentucky Capitol, House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover explained and expounded on his vision for a Republican-led state House. [H-L] Please, Republicans, keep touting your wingnuts who do nothing to push their racism all over the place. [HuffPo] Recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Spotted · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping · Youth

Polls, Polls & More Polls = Endless Spin Cycle

September 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wanna see Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes and Jerry Lundergan throw each other under the bus?Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’ oft-discussed campaign bus was nowhere to be found at the Roots and Heritage parade in Lexington on Saturday. [Sam Youngman] The race for control of the U.S. Senate remains very much in doubt, coming [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Jack Conway · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear

Your Commonwealth: 24/7 Environment Killing Fun

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The state this week finalized new rules on coal-mining permits that include upgraded water-quality standards. Several environmental groups argue the rules aren’t strong enough, however, and are suing over one key provision. [H-L] Lil Randy raised eyebrows this weekend when he endorsed one of the most hawkish positions toward the Islamic State militants currently wreaking [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wiretapping

Might As Well Hammer The Rand Thing Again

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Two-thirds of Kentuckians oppose changing the law to allow Rand Paul to run for senate and president at the same time. [H-L] As the debate rages about the best way to fix America’s public schools — from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula — a [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wasted Money

Fear! Jesse Benton Will Eat All Your Babies!

September 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

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

Will Republicans Take The KY State House?

September 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

On this Labor Day weekend, most Kentuckians favor changing laws to allow employees to work without joining unions, according to a new poll that also says they want an increase in the minimum wage. [H-L] Hundreds of demonstrators tracked through pouring rain and blistering heat on Saturday, calling for accountability for the officer who gunned [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Presidential Race · Rand Paul

Al Cross Makes Important Political Points Again

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war. [H-L] During a book signing in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was confronted by a group of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Wasted Money · Youth

Hypocrisy, What’s It Mean? Rand Wants To Know

August 22nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

Kentucky State Rep. Terry Mills said Friday that his family takes “some satisfaction” that 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after his granddaughter and another child opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. [H-L] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in an interview published Thursday that he supports legislation ending the president’s program [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Immigration · Rand Paul · RPK · Steve Beshear · The Gays

Bi-Partisan Louisville Effort To Clean Up LMAS

August 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L] More than five years into an economic recovery, with unemployment falling and the stock market at record highs, millions of Americans like Taormina still can’t afford basic nutrition, according to a blockbuster study. [HuffPo] State [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Humor · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money