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Entries Tagged as 'KY Supreme Court'

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

Rep. John Yarmuth Stands Against Discrimination

March 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments

In the two months since likely Democratic Senate nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes unveiled her “detailed” job-creation plan, the candidate has held events across the state to promote the 24-page document, including one Wednesday night in Western Kentucky. [Sam Youngman] Forty-eight senators and 149 members of the House have signed a letter putting pressure on President [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Jobs · John Yarmuth · KY Supreme Court · Taxes · The Gays · Wiretapping

State Still Spends Millions On Anti-Gay Groups

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the long-running case of an escaped inmate from an Oklahoma prison facing a death sentence in the fatal kidnapping of a Kentucky distillery worker. [H-L] Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky’s largest private child care agency prompted many [...]

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Tags: Ben Chandler · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · KY Supreme Court · Military · Rand Paul · The Gays

Matt Bevin Can’t Dig His Way Out Of The Hole

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

We wish you the best, Ferrell Wellman! Comment on Kentucky won’t be the same without you. Enjoy that retirement. [Press Release] Kentucky would create coal-friendly power plant emission standards in an attempt to head off tougher federal rules under a bill passed unanimously Thursday by a House committee. [John Cheves] The globe cozied up to [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Kentucky Business · KY Supreme Court · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · The Gays

Some Folks In Morehead Need To Find A Hobby

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Add cockfighters to the long list of Kentuckians angry with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] The White House says President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · UofL

Beshear Just Glossed Over The KRS Disaster

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed Governor Steve Beshear’s budget address last night, go give it a read and download all the supporting fact sheets. [Page One] Gov. Steve Beshear on Tuesday proposed a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan for Kentucky that would restore much of the state’s lost funding for K-12 schools, including pay raises for teachers [...]

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Tags: Budget · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wiretapping

Fleming Co. Story Will Send You Into Fit Of Rage

December 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

A Lexington attorney says prosecutors sensationalized an affidavit in the Subway harboring case. Is it a case of employing and harboring undocumented Indian nationals or a cultural misunderstanding? [H-L] The existence of a mysterious ancient human lineage and the genetic changes that separate modern humans from their closest extinct relatives are among the many secrets [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Education · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Journalism · KY Supreme Court · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Taxes · Wiretapping · Youth

Woah, Could Bourbon Save The Environment?

November 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

The Bell County clerk and three of her deputies have entered not guilty pleas in connection with people not receiving tax refunds they were owed. [H-L] A new report from the Center for Media and Democracy reveals an expansive network of closely allied right-wing groups, funded in part by Charles and David Koch and other [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · KY Supreme Court

How The Heck Do People Steal From Children?!

November 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

The FBI has filed a criminal complaint against another person in a 2009 scheme to embezzle more than $432,000 from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. [H-L] How long will it take us to understand that the entire neoliberal project – the puritanical mania for cutting taxes, cutting social services and cutting budget deficits [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Economy · Health Care · Investigation · Jack Conway · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Rumor

You Are Getting Wiretapped So Hard, Meemaws

October 30th, 2013 · Comments Off

Former Augusta Police Chief Greg Cummins has asked the Kentucky Supreme Court to take up the case of his dismissal. [H-L] We adore Matthew but, uh, Americans don’t even know what the Lockerbie bombing was. The new US ambassador to Britain, Matthew Barzun, said there remained real anger in America that the man convicted of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Wiretapping