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How Will Keith Hall Lie His Way Outta This One?

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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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

The KDP Has Been Eerily Silent On Harassment

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays

It’s 2014 And Kentucky Still Has Dry Counties

April 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs. [H-L] The return of the back-alley abortion. In 1969, when abortion was completely illegal in Texas except to save a woman’s [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement

Mitch McConnell Wasn’t Pro-Choice In Late 70s

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

An expert opinion offering a new take on old evidence after a re-examination of the materials does not constitute newly found information about two murders, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled Thursday. [H-L] [Democratic] congressional party committees and super PACs are on record pace ahead of their Republican counterparts, while the majority of Democratic incumbents in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Economy · Greg Stumbo · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Rumor · Stats · Taxes · The Gays · Wiretapping

Joe Arnold Put His You-Know-What On The Line

March 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

Seriously. WHAS11′s Joe Arnold stepped up in a big way today and live tweeted his colonoscopy. Go to his Twitter feed immediately and read all about it. Retweet it. Share with your friends. Then check out the Colon Cancer Alliance and the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. The more people like Joe speak up, the more [...]

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Tags: Giving Back · Health Care · Journalism

Big Businesseses Ignored Kentucky Last Year

February 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A prosecutor moved to dismiss criminal charges against Bell County Clerk Rebecca Blevins and two of her employees on Thursday. [H-L] A federal prosecutor is trying a radical tactic in the drug war: not throwing people into prison to rot. [HuffPo] Obviously, building a casino in downtown Louisville would be a hot mess. But this [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Journalism · The Gays · Youth

This Week Is Probably Bevin’s Political Eulogy

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

A project to help laid-off Harlan County miners through sales of coal-themed candles raised more than $26,000, according to one of the organizers. [H-L] Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) took a hit at President Barack Obama on Monday, saying he favors food stamps over a strong military. Maybe because feeding people is more important [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

Rand Paul Has Resorted To Plagiarizing Lawsuits

February 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

Tea Party groups supporting Matt Bevin’s bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said they are satisfied with Bevin’s explanation for signing a document that praised the federal bank bailout of 2008. But lawyers who have worked with and against the Securities and Exchange Commission take issue with the explanation, expressing surprise and dismay that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Flashback · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money

Could Be Time To Stick A Fork In Matt Bevin

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

This is what generosity in Kentucky looks like! Dozens of people came through to help this family in need. Remember this when you have a bad day or get angry at Frankfort. The people who live in the Commonwealth are kind and generous. [They Did It] SEE THE GENEROSITY FOR YOURSELF An aide to Senate [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays

Readers: Please Help That EKY Family In Need

February 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Eastern Kentucky family is in need. Many of you have deep pockets, so please consider helping them. [Sad Situation] Federal regulators violated the law by not considering potential health dangers from a large surface mine near the Knott-Perry County line, an attorney for two environmental groups argued Tuesday. [H-L] The United States plunged 14 [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Journalism · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UofL · Wiretapping