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Entries Tagged as 'Investigation'

How To Suck At Open Records Requests In Kentucky: MSU & Joshua Powell Edition

October 17th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Filed an open records request with Morehead State University on October 8. Even after speaking with their attorney, MSU has still not responded. Here’s what we requested of Jane Fitzpatrick, General Counsel: All email communication between (to and from) Dr. Richard Hughes ( and Dr. Joshua Powell, Montgomery County Schools superintendent from January 1, 2013 [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Jessamine Co. Deception Gets Crazier By The Day

October 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rarely a day goes by that someone doesn’t write in to ask how corruption reigns supreme in small towns across the Commonwealth. The reasons are many but one of them is local media. Small town newspapers like the Mt. Sterling Advocate and Jessamine Journal are complete fluff, never question authority, rarely challenge the status quo [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Investigation · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake

Long-Awaited Update On Will Coursey’s Scandal

October 9th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Democratic State Rep. Will Coursey’s sexytime deposition caused a huge uproar. Here’s one of those videos: Here’s a refresher, since that’s piqued your interest: Coursey Throws A Colleague Under The Sex Bus [June 2] Some Highly Entertaining Will Coursey Moments [June 5] No One Believes This [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Investigation · Spotted

Jessamine Sheriff Confirms Ongoing Investigation

October 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments

That thing you hear rolling out of Jessamine County? It’s the sound of Sheriff Kevin Corman’s office confirming that there is, indeed, an ongoing investigation. Earlier this week we broke the news that there’s a federal investigation under way in Jessamine County and explained that Democratic Sheriff Kevin Corman had received a subpoena or two. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Investigation · Law Enforcement

Turns Out Anna Powell Is Supervising Folks

October 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments

You know how Joshua Powell’s illegally-hired wife, Anna Powell, isn’t supposed to be supervising anyone in Montgomery County Schools? Special Education teachers tell us that she’s been meeting with them since late August. Supervising them. Giving them direction. Even creating their schedules. In fact, she’s even created schedules for aides — moving them around each [...]

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

Have You Gotten Gay Married Yet, Stan Lee?

October 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Belle Brezing closed her house of prostitution nearly a century ago. She died in 1940. So why is she still famous, the subject of endless fascination? [H-L] The New York Times editorial board continued its endorsement for the legalization of marijuana on Sunday with a new push for its recreational use around the country. [HuffPo] [...]

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Joshua Powell Continues His Spending Spree

October 7th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Montgomery County Schools can’t afford textbooks and teachers are paying for the most basic supplies out of their own pockets. But superintendent Joshua Powell can afford to supply Mapleton Elementary with a third staff refrigerator and a new staff microwave? They had a pretty good setup before hand: OLD Here’s what Powell bought: NEW Now [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

About Those Fancy Improved Test Scores In KY…

October 6th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Take a look at this from the Courier-Journal: This year, 23 percent of a school’s overall accountability score was constituted by a legislature-mandated “program review” where, instead of using test results, school committees, including teachers, score themselves on the quality of their instructional program in writing, arts, humanities and practical living. Those existed before, but [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell

Sources: Big Federal Investigation In Jessamine Co

October 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

In June we ran a story about tax penalty waivers in Jessamine County that tied in to a secretive list of special deputies appointed by Democratic Sheriff Kevin Corman. As you can imagine, the establishment in Nicholasville immediately went into CYA mode. SHERIFF CORMAN While our coverage of Jessamine County has been quiet since June, [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Flashback · Investigation · Law Enforcement

Montgomery Co. Schools Officer Recently Quit

October 6th, 2014 · 12 Comments

That sound you hear? It’s a Montgomery County Schools officer who resigned. Specifically, the director of law enforcement for the district. Because — allegedly (cough) — he was tired of being lured into potential illegal schemes crafted by superintendent Joshua Powell and assistant superintendent Phil Rison. It’s probably not a good thing for the superintendent [...]

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