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Kentuckians Must Be Tired Of Lil Randy Paul

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky. [H-L] The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes

Fear! Jesse Benton Will Eat All Your Babies!

September 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

Benton was Team Mitch, but considering the intensely loyal army of aides McConnell has cultivated and kept over the years, it’s probably fair to say he was never really part of Mitch’s team. [Sam Youngman] President Barack Obama’s possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays

Papaw Hates The Gays But Loves Health Care

July 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

The city of Owensboro is considering a proposal to make a ban on smoking even stricter. [H-L] Starting in August, the Obama administration will dramatically revamp and cut back the formula it uses to send transportation funds to the states unless Congress replenishes the Highway Trust Fund. [HuffPo] Former Louisville Teamsters leader Jerry T. Vincent [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Labor · Military · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money

Hal Heiner Is Truly Hal Heiner’s Biggest Problem

June 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details] Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has won an endorsement from a federal employee union. [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays

Will Alison Do Anything But Pander This Year?

June 18th, 2014 · 3 Comments

The names of the presidents of the University of Louisville and Kentucky State University were noticeably absent last week from a group of more than 200 national college leaders who indicated their support for the controversial Common Core education standards by forming the coalition Higher Ed for Higher Standards. [H-L] America is treating its low-wage [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Labor · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns!

Bourbon Has Become An Even Bigger Deal

June 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

The idea that fans of bourbon would want to visit the places where the spirit is made seems a fairly new one, fostered by the growing popularity over the past decade of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. [H-L] Money may not grow on trees, but India’s government hopes jobs do. The country’s Rural Development Ministry on [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Taxes · Youth

Is The Mainstream Lazy On The Pension Mess?

June 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

A new program from the federal Department of Agriculture could help launch more creative, innovative and collaborative conservation efforts in Kentucky, according to Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack. [H-L] There’s no war on coal but there IS a war on coal miners. And it’s backed by organizations like the Kentucky Coal Association and Bill Bissett. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Taxes · Trey Grayson · Youth

Everyone Grits Teeth Over Latest EKY Story

May 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Snake-handling preacher Cody Coots got scared when the 6-foot long rattler bit his right hand early Monday. Just three months ago, his father, Jamie Coots, died within minutes of being bitten by a rattlesnake during a service at his Middlesboro church. [H-L] See? The snake handling story goes national and makes Eastern Kentucky look ridiculous. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Labor · The Gays · Wiretapping

Matt Bevin’s Week Has Officially Been Ruined

April 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

Registered nurses at two hospitals operated by Appalachian Regional Healthcare, one in Kentucky and one in West Virginia, will have a one-day strike May 1 over a bitter contract negotiation. [H-L] Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, predicting that the public will soon decide prohibiting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Crit Luallen · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Giving Back · Health Care · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Senate

Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping