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Entries Tagged as 'Kentucky Business'

Mouth-Breathers Still Freaking Over Immigration

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Danville Independent Schools Superintendent Carmen Coleman said Saturday she has withdrawn from consideration for interim Fayette County superintendent. [H-L] A bill introduced in Congress would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. [HuffPo] For the past 16 months, my husband and I have taken a remarkable journey all across [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Senate · Veterans · Wasted Money

Probably Not A Fun Week For Coal Executives

November 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Newly elected as the leader of a new Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell returned to Kentucky this weekend, enjoying a victory lap of sorts with some of the state’s top Republicans. [H-L] With the U.S. Postal Service planning to shut down 82 more plants starting in January, postal worker unions and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · RPK

Here’s KYTC’s Sometimes Weekly Video Update

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

The KYTC folks finally remembered to produce a video, so this week they’re focused on partnerships with river ports and the role they play in global business:

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Tags: Kentucky Business

Jean Marie Has Way Too Many Names Now

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Don Blankenship, the longtime chief executive of Massey Energy, was indicted yesterday on charges that he violated federal mine safety laws at the company’s Upper Big Branch Mine prior to an April 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners. [WV Gazette] Farm radio show host Jean-Marie Lawson Spann made her Democratic bid for state agriculture commissioner [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Wasted Money

KY Baptists In Another Fapfest Of Homophobia

November 13th, 2014 · No Comments

In 1994, Harlen Wheatley had just graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering when he got a phone call: would he be interested in leaving the chemical company where he was working and come work for Buffalo Trace? [H-L] The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Kentucky Business · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays

Fine Kentucky Bourbon Is Taking Over Everything

November 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There were only two things Mitch McConnell didn’t want to talk about Thursday — whether he will run for re-election in 2020 and his eventual legacy. [Sam Youngman] Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Dan Mongiardo · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · The Gays

W. Keith Hall Goes On Trial January 2015

November 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mayor Jim Gray will begin his second term in January with the support of an overwhelming number of Lexington voters, a new vice mayor and five new council members. [H-L] The new Senate Republican majority creates an opportunity for likely Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to force a vote on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline he’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Steve Beshear · Veterans · Wiretapping

There’s Still Time To Get Out There And Vote

November 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

With the clock ticking down toward Tuesday’s election, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes on Monday night promised a “photo finish,” while U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told crowds earlier in the day that “victory is in the air.” [Sam Youngman] Republican control of the House and Senate seems tantalizingly close, so leading Republicans are turning [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Flashback · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

Richie Farmer’s Mess Just Won’t Quit It

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Secretary of State’s office says there are more than 3.1 million people registered to vote in the general election next week. [H-L] He’s not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country. [HuffPo] A state hearing officer has found [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Polling · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Repeat After Us: It’s Almost Over. It’s Almost Over.

October 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Nestled on a hillside above Perry County Central High School, the Hazard Health & Rehabilitation Center was unlike any home Mae Campbell ever had. [H-L] Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a plea from big money mastermind Karl Rove. [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate