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Entries Tagged as 'KY-1'

Floridian Ed Whitfield Says Nothing To See Here…

November 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

Remember that time Ed Whitfield put a business in which his wife invests and serves as a board member INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD? Crazy.

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · KY-1

KCTCS Has Found Its New Overpaid Chancellor

November 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents did a national search for a new president, but found their only finalist close to home: Current KCTCS Chancellor Jay Box. [H-L] More than 7 million people have signed up for private health insurance under the system introduced last year for those who were uninsured [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · KY-1 · Veterans

KY Baptists In Another Fapfest Of Homophobia

November 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

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

JCPS Teacher Suing Over KTRS Shenanigans

November 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

In a downtown Lexington church on Sunday, Mildred Bailey, 72, spoke of her mother’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease, which took her life 10 years ago. [H-L] More from the Department of Things Ken Ham Won’t Understand… When paleontologists discovered the 47-million-year fossil of a prehistoric horse in 2000, they didn’t yet realize a rare treasure [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · Jobs · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Veterans · Wasted Money

The U.S. Senate Race Is Officially A Slap Fight

October 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., has collected $1.1 million in contributions from energy interests since taking over the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power less than four years ago. [H-L] A growing anti-vaccination movement, coupled with ongoing difficulties in reaching underserved populations, is taking a global toll on efforts to eradicate infectious diseases, new data from the [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Wiretapping

Really? Lexington Cops Need Submachine Guns?

October 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Joe Bart Watts was mining coal 3 miles in a mountain when his house burned down last summer. Over the next year, Harlan Cumberland Coal cut his hours, laid off 200 workers and he had to move in with his mother. [H-L] Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Immigration · KY-1 · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

How Much Fun Will Rand Paul’s Campaign Be?

April 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

The bad political blood between Jackson County’s top administrator and its sheriff took another turn Monday with a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million. [H-L] Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live that money is not, in fact, [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Hypocrisy · KY-1 · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate

Ed Whitfield Created An Award For Himself

March 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Here’s the deal: Ed Whitfield created an award for himself. A story about it all. And a photo of him accepting the award he created: WAY TO GO, FLORIDIAN! This is why Kentucky can’t have nice things.

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Tags: Humor · KY-1 · Spotted

Legislative Ethics Are Not A Thing In Kentucky

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

A cluster of nine contiguous counties in southeastern Kentucky — Perry, Leslie, Letcher, Breathitt, Owsley, Harlan, Wolfe, Lee, Letcher — and their near neighbor, Whitley, have the highest rates of enrollment. [H-L] Ed Whitfield should take serious note of this scandal. Living in Kentucky should be a requirement for serving as a congressman from Kentucky. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · KY-1 · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats

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