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 [...]
Entries Tagged as 'KY-1'
October 22nd, 2014 · No Comments
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 [...]
August 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment
BREAKING NEWS! Ed Whitfield held an event at the home of a doctor in KENTUCKY! And a handful of people (electeds) actually showed up. Why he was standing in front of that giant green thing, we’ll never know.
April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off
Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts say is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. [H-L] President Obama [...]
August 7th, 2012 · Comments Off
Do you know who Ed Whitfield is? Turns out, he’s the Republican U.S. Congressman from Kentucky’s First District. You wouldn’t know that because he’s only in the state once per year. The rest of the time, he lives in Florida. But here he is speaking at Fancy Farm: Barack Obama! ObamaCare! TAXES! FEAR! Mitch McConnell [...]
June 26th, 2012 · 9 Comments
Linked this story yesterday and only one person caught on that Ed Whitfield is a congresscritter taking part in insider trading schemes. Probably because everybody thinks Whitfield is from Floriduh. [WaPo Again] Breaking news: kids should eat better lunches and exercise more so they can stop being fat. [H-L] Local news legend in Louisville, Barry [...]
May 8th, 2012 · Comments Off
Okay, stop us if you’ve heard this one before… A former Congressional candidate loses, leaves the state and then gets all weird. What? That’s the case of every candidate the last few years? Here’s Heather Ryan’s (remember her?) latest thing: being a pageant mom or something? The “Business” is very much a family affair for [...]