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Entries Tagged as 'Investigation'

Edelen Released The Fayette Co. Schools Audit

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen just released his review of Fayette County Public Schools and it’s not a great situation. Take a look at some excerpts from his accompanying press release: Auditor Adam Edelen on Wednesday released a special examination of Fayette County Public Schools, finding chronic mismanagement of the district’s budget and [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Education · Investigation · Wasted Money

Montgomery Co. Title IX Scandal Worsens Again

September 16th, 2014 · 6 Comments

Remember all the stories we’ve run highlighting the Title IX scandal in Montgomery County Schools? A Look At Montgomery County’s Title IX Complaint [January 14] Montgomery County Title IX Wormhole Gets Bigger [January 15] Montgomery Co. Settled Its Title IX Investigation [January 27] School District & Paper Team Up For Deception [February 27] Sources Confirm [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Following Up On A Montgomery Co. Mini Scandal

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Remember when we uncovered a potential scandal at Montgomery County Schools involving the church of one of the school board members? At the time, superintendent Joshua Powell and his inner circle were being secretive about the whole arrangement and board member Kelly Murphy wasn’t talking about Freedom Church. What we wanted to know: if the [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor

Some Montgomery County Schools Friday Tidbits

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

We hear through the grapevine that Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell’s trial could start around January 12. It’s expected to last as long as nine (9!) days. Since Powell gets to decide whether or not it’s closed to the public, you can bet it will be closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money

Do You Even Remember September 11, 2001, Kids?

September 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Eastern Kentucky University professor testified Tuesday in front of a Senate committee hearing on the sale of Department of Defense weapons and equipment to local police forces. [H-L] Sen. Rand Paul blasted police militarization at a congressional hearing Tuesday, catching off guard a Pentagon official, who could not explain why local cops need 12,000 [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Youth

Montgomery Co. Superintendent Claims His Constitutional Rights Are Violated When He’s Addressed At Board Meetings, Goes On A Rant

September 11th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Wanna hear Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell rail on during the last school board meeting about how his constitutional rights have been violated by people trying to hold him accountable? Perhaps you’d like to hear him suggest there’s a flurry of open records requests, complaints, investigations and lawsuits merely because he’s a mythical agent [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

People Continue To Fluff Lil Randy’s Giant Ego

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L] Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo] As he mulls a presidential campaign in 2016, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Investigation · KDP · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · UK · Wasted Money

Conditions Perfect For Financial Crime In MoCo

September 10th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Continuing the long line of financial corruption stories rolling out of Montgomery County Schools? Yep, we are. Here’s another. Historically, each school in the district (and nearly every school in the state, let’s get real) has had its own bookkeeper. At the end of the last school year, however, superintendent Joshua Powell either pink-slipped or [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Republicans & Democrats Work Together In Louisville To Investigate Greg Fischer’s Scandal

September 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Wanna see what can happen when a bi-partisan group of councilfolks can accomplish when they work together? … Miss yesterday’s Metro Council ad-hoc committee on Metro Animal Services? We mentioned some highlights yesterday. But now it’s time to see video highlights. We’ve broken down the important bits into ten parts. If you want to see [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Greg Fischer · Investigation

Montgomery Co. Schools In Another $ Nightmare

September 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments

We hear Montgomery County Schools assistant superintendent Phil Rison lied to Kentucky Department of Education officials some time ago about construction/renovation work being done at McNabb Middle School. Rison allegedly told KDE folks that contractors were merely doing ceiling work and some painting. But some in-the-know folks advised a KDE inspector that there was quite [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor