A coal-mining company owned by state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps, spilled an undetermined quantity of a chemical into his constituents’ drinking water supply in Pike County earlier this month, state and local officials said Thursday. [John Cheves] Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Mitch McConnell'
April 18th, 2014 · No Comments
Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Jobs · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping
April 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment
April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments
The troubled Fleming County school district likely won’t have money to properly fund its high school because it hasn’t followed Kentucky Department of Education recommendations, Commissioner Terry Holliday said in a sharply worded letter. This is a couple days old but needs to be shared again. [H-L] As anyone who’s ever paid a health insurance [...]
April 17th, 2014 · No Comments
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has a history of handling sexual harassment cases the right way, and Frankfort Democrats are “scrambling to try to belatedly get it right.” [Sam Youngman] In 1942, still reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government ordered thousands of Japanese Americans to leave [...]
April 16th, 2014 · No Comments
You know what’s sad? When Kentucky’s senior senator spends all of his time beating his chest, attacking the opposition party because he can’t ever take a break from playing politics: You know what’s even more sad? There’s no alternative to really get voters excited.
April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]
April 15th, 2014 · No Comments
Stung by criticism over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, the Kentucky House voted Monday to strengthen and diversify the Legislative Ethics Commission, which is supposed to police lawmakers’ conduct. [John Cheves] Attorney General Eric Holder is “cautiously optimistic” about how things are going in Washington state and Colorado following the legalization and state regulation [...]
Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Humor · Journalism · KDP · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · The Gays
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. [...]
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments
Several bills looked like slam dunks going into the 2014 General Assembly in January, with bipartisan support and advocacy groups rallying behind them. [John Cheves] Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Sunday said that America “can’t invite the whole world” to enter the country, no matter how much some immigrants may love the U.S. [HuffPo] No, [...]
April 14th, 2014 · No Comments
For maybe the first time ever, we agree completely with what Mitch McConnell has to say about sexual harassment: Hell has frozen over.