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Alison Experiences Another Preventable Bad Week

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Four former Clay County officials who pleaded guilty in a wide-ranging federal election-fraud case were sentenced to the time they’ve already spent in prison during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. [H-L] If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won’t be happy about the state [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays

Grimes Should Be Hitting McConnell On Iraq War

April 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison Grimes loves to promote herself as the queen of issues facing veterans. She’s never missed a photo op with a veteran. And she’s quick to offer blanket criticism of Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for being bad for veterans, the economy, business. So why won’t she hit McConnell on his ridiculous support of the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Flashback · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Wasted Money

13 Cancers Now Linked To Second-Hand Smoke

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

On this national holiday honoring the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., it is worth remembering that he focused on more than racial justice. The next big issue on his agenda was economic justice. [Tom Eblen] Some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams have certainly come true. But when it comes to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Wasted Money

Frankfort Handwringing Over Minimum Wage

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Army veteran Joe Williams said he often thinks about the sacrifices black soldiers who served at Camp Nelson in the Civil War made “to get our freedom the way it is now.” [H-L] Requiring Catholic institutions to sign a form to get out of the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate isn’t a “substantial burden” [...]

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Tags: Budget · Discrimination · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Rand Paul · Veterans

Health Care Should Not Be A Partisan Matter

December 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Democrat Elisabeth Jensen of Lexington made her campaign for Central Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District official Tuesday. [Bluegrass Politics] The discovery of a 1.4-million-year-old hand-bone fossil reveals that the modern human ability to make and use complex tools may have originated far earlier than scientists previously thought, researchers say. [HuffPo] The University of Kentucky has received [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Discrimination · Education · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping

Quick, Everybody Forget About Pension Shysters

September 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The University of Kentucky is accepting bids to operate its dining services, but bring some cash: The request for proposals released Thursday by UK requires any new vendor to spend $25 million to $50 million on new facilities. [H-L] Several opinion columns praising Russia and published in the last two years on CNBC’s web site [...]

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Tags: Congress · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Military · UK

Greg Stumbo Now In Full Melt-Down Mode

August 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers does not have to weigh the cumulative health impact caused by surface mining for coal before it issues a permit, a federal judge has ruled. [H-L] The United States provided Iraq with intelligence on preparations for an Iranian offensive during the Iran-Iraq war even though it knew Baghdad would [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Iraq · Jim Bunning · Mitch McConnell · UofL

Let’s Hope For A Less Than Crazy Ass Week

April 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Who knew the story of the Progress Kentucky-Mitch McConnell scandal would end up involving guns, drugs, murder, gay escorting and full-on mental illness? It’s a story so crazy no one would believe it without documentation to back it up. [Page One] Officials began allowing some residents to return to their homes on Saturday for their [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wasted Money

Carter County Turns Into Even Crazier Disaster

March 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

The University of Kentucky will join a national group to work against sweatshop labor being used to make official university apparel. [H-L] States chose to enact deep cuts to public higher education funding instead of raising taxes, potentially harming both state economies and education quality, a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Humor · Immigration · Iraq · UK · Wasted Money

Wonder How Many Used Cars Richie Has Sold?

March 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

Just what the United States needs – another war to think about. An unsubstantiated charge by a Syrian government-controlled media outlet that rebels deployed chemical weapons in their battle against the government of President Bashar Assad prompted American lawmakers on Tuesday to sound the alarm about weapons of mass destruction and urgently call for a [...]

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