Remember that time Ed Whitfield put a business in which his wife invests and serves as a board member INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD? Crazy.
Entries Tagged as 'KY-1'
November 18th, 2014 · Comments Off
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 [...]
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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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]