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Entries Tagged as 'Law Enforcement'

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

Everybody Should Go To Thunder Over Louisville

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Steve Beshear signed into law several major bills Thursday, including limited use of marijuana oil for people with seizures, tax breaks for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington and the state’s bourbon and beer industries and a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. [H-L] “Addison, I love you. I love you.” Those words, cooed [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Gambling · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Steve Beshear

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 · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Some UAW Drama Could Be Afoot Later Today

April 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kentucky officials have ended a 30-county wood quarantine that was intended to contain the emerald ash borer, an insect that already has killed more than 25 million trees in the eastern U.S. [H-L] World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Senate · Stats

It’s 2014 And Kentucky Still Has Dry Counties

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs. [H-L] The return of the back-alley abortion. In 1969, when abortion was completely illegal in Texas except to save a woman’s [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement

Lexington Police Have Serious Explaining To Do

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Youth

Another Reason Matt Bevin’s A Fleeting Thought

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Two years after a tornado leveled much of downtown, empty foundations still gape on Main Street, and broken trees litter the hillside above the Licking River. Of course Tim Conley is still attempting to make everything about him. While he sits on house arrest, facing years in prison. No wonder that town is still a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Win A Fancy GMC Pickup & Support Trooper Island

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Want to support Trooper Island? The Kentucky State Police are raffling off this GMC Sierra 1500 SLE: CLICK TO ENLARGE Click here for more information.

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Tags: Giving Back · Law Enforcement · Youth

KSP’s Last Surviving First Cadet Class Member

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

About a week ago the Kentucky State Police sent out a press release recognizing the last surviving member of its first cadet class. It was so interesting to everyone we shared it with that – rather than write about it – we wanted to share the entire release with readers. So here it is: As [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Law Enforcement

Damon Daydreams Of Running Alongside Rand

March 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Damon Thayer will present to a legislative committee Thursday a new version of his bill to let U.S. Sen. Rand Paul run for re-election and president on the same Kentucky ballot in 2016. [Bluegrass Politics] What kind of year is 2014 shaping up to be for President Obama? Two just-released polls tell significantly different stories, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Law Enforcement · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Wasted Money · Wiretapping