Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. [H-L] In May 2013, it was big news when, for the first time, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere [...]
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April 23rd, 2014 · No Comments
April 18th, 2014 · No Comments
A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]
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April 16th, 2014 · No Comments
You know what’s sad? When Kentucky’s senior senator spends all of his time beating his chest, attacking the opposition party because he can’t ever take a break from playing politics: You know what’s even more sad? There’s no alternative to really get voters excited.
April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments
This week President Barack Obama discussed ensuring equal pay for equal work:
April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off
On a scale of 1 to Julian Carroll, how creepy is it to hear Mitch McConnell foam at the mouth about job creation myths?
March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off
Something else you’ll likely not hear Alison Grimes talk much about? Mitch McConnell’s absenteeism. Specifically when it comes to farm bills and things like that. Mostly because she’s been so absent from her day job in order to raise campaign cash. And because McConnell recently pushed a farm bill through and kind of made hemp [...]
March 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments
In the two months since likely Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes unveiled her “detailed” job-creation plan, the candidate has held events across the state to promote the 24-page document, including one Wednesday night in Western Kentucky. [Sam Youngman] Forty-eight senators and 149 members of the House have signed a letter putting pressure on President [...]
March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off
To House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ position in the U.S. Senate race is reminiscent of a scene in “Secretariat,” when Big Red is on his way to a record 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes and trainer Lucien Laurin yells to jockey Ronnie Turcotte. [Sam Youngman] The federal government has signed off on [...]
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March 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments
It’s a question a Karl Rove front group is asking lately. Ignoring the fact that Kentuckians for Strong Leadership is merely an organization to enrich the coffers of McConnell supporters by running ridiculous ads and spreading misinformation at times, there are a few solid points made by KSL. Kentucky U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes [...]