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You Should Go To Pine Mountain ASAP. Do It.

July 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A special prosecutor has been tapped to review the death investigation of a Northern Kentucky woman shot by a Boone County sheriff’s deputy as she left a field party earlier this year. [H-L] Homeless man who sold sketches of his dog now has his own art show and credits his ‘guardian angel’ pup. [HuffPo] Now [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Wiretapping · Youth

This Terry Holliday Thing Will Have You Rolling

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky children’s economic security is far worse off today than in 1990, according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday. [H-L] A survey conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of Americans United for Change and the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that 69 percent of Republican respondents said [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

Ed Whitfield’s Wife Might Pop A Vein Really Soon

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Somerset’s city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market. [H-L] A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Stats · Takin yer guns!

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

This week President Barack Obama focused on equipping workers with the skills employers need now and in the future:

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economy · Jobs

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

Steve Beshear Presided Over Yet Another Loss

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Can you thank Steve Beshear for this? Kentucky has dramatically fewer farms and much less land devoted to farming, according to the latest snapshot by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Between 2007 and 2012, the Bluegrass State had the greatest percentage decrease in farmland of any state in the country, the Census of Agriculture says. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · FEAR! · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · The Gays · Wasted Money

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Update

June 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

This week Governor Bigot hollers about the Kentucky Innovation Network, which is apparently a thing despite Kentucky’s horrible business and economic climate: Spoiler alert: Those business growth statistics were what Beshear claimed — I.E., all the junk his office touts via press release as jobs created. We love Kentucky but let’s keep it real.

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Tags: Economy · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Steve Beshear

Big DOL Announcement For Kentucky Right Now

June 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s 12:01 A.M. and the Department of Labor is announcing that Kentucky is scoring a $6,174,556 grant to implement and expand job-driven training programs for laid-off workers. Those funds are part of a $154.8 million grant awarded to 31 other states, Puerto Rico and the Cherokee Tribal Nation through the Job-Driven National Emergency Grant program. [...]

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Tags: Economy · Jobs

President Obama’s Weekly Video Address

June 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

This week President Barack Obama discussed bringing workplace policies into the 21st Century — because all Americans should be able to afford to care for a family member in need::

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Economy · Health Care · Jobs

Kentucky’s Budget Is Not Puppies & Rainbows

June 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

You already knew this was going to happen. State government is taking in less tax revenue than expected, and a budget shortfall for the fiscal year that ends June 30 is “inevitable,” state budget director Jane Driskell warned Tuesday. [H-L] When Vanderbilt University professor Jason A. Grissom started exploring how the No Child Left Behind [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · George W. Bush · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Taxes · Veterans