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Kentuckians Wait For Grimes To Give Answers

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments

The House Ethics Committee said Friday that it is looking into potential ethics violations by two congressmen, Reps. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. The bipartisan panel acknowledged the separate inquiries in terse statements that said nothing about why the lawmakers were being examined. [H-L] There may be a philosophical difference between the two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Surprise: McConnell Has Time For Prison System

July 25th, 2014 · No Comments

It would appear upon first glance that Somerset is trying to become the new London. [H-L] Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared “caliphate”. [HuffPo] The three appellate judges who will consider [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · Veterans · Youth

Is It November Yet? We’re All Ready For The End

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

When asked by text message whether he plans to support Grimes’ campaign, Marksberry responded: “Absolutely not.” [H-L] In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they’d worked together in eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, just 23 years old, had been crushed to death [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Takin yer guns! · UofL · Veterans

We Repeat: Rand Will Not Be Your Pretzeldent

July 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Two of Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley’s cohorts are pleading guilty. What was that, again, about him being some saintly and innocent man? He won’t get away with it this time. The sad thing? All of the people surrounding him – a couple of them involved in tornado recovery efforts – knew what he was [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · The Gays

Steve Beshear Is Now Using Children As Pawns

July 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the camera and asks Mitch McConnell why he voted to raise his Medicare costs by $6,000. The only problem? McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, cast no such vote. [ABC News/AP] A proposal to rezone agricultural land [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Investigation · Iraq · Jack Conway · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Veterans · Wasted Money · Youth

Rand Paul Went To Israel So He’s An Expert

July 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s Rand Paul showing you just a teensy bit of why he will never be president:

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Tags: FEAR! · Iraq · Rand Paul

Hal Heiner Loves Trying To Buy Public Office

July 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

As a child, James Sutherland wanted to become a soccer player or a golfer. He loved life, was full of energy, adored his family and loved going to church. But as a teenager, things got more complicated, his mother, Elly Sutherland, recalled. [H-L] First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Frustration · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Youth

Alison Doesn’t Have The Courage Support Equality

July 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As angry protesters shouted, “Go back home,” and “We don’t want you here,” three Homeland Security buses were turned away from entry to the U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif., on Tuesday. [H-L] A government privacy oversight board’s draft report, released Tuesday night, finds the National Security Agency’s use of a controversial surveillance authority [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Wiretapping

Ramsey Finally Needs To Be Removed At UofL

July 3rd, 2014 · 4 Comments

A group of stakeholders has recommended that the Lexington Urban County Council put $2 million from the general fund into an affordable housing fund each year. [H-L] As American involvement in Iraq inches forward, some key members of Congress from both parties are deftly keeping their distance from the debate over authorizing military intervention. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Attorney Dan Canon’s Star Continues To Rise

July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Kentucky is among nine states participating in a new effort to better assess what students are learning in their college studies. [H-L] For many women across the United States, of all different religious, political and socioeconomic backgrounds, [birth control is] an absolutely essential part of how they stay healthy. [HuffPo] In striking down Kentucky’s ban [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · The Gays · UofL · Veterans · Wiretapping