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Entries Tagged as 'Poverty'

Will Alison Finally Start Trying To Campaign?

July 29th, 2014 · 2 Comments

This is a story we can’t talk about enough. A Floyd County man charged with helping operate what authorities called one of the nation’s largest cockfighting pits pleaded guilty Thursday, according to federal court records. Walter Dale Stumbo, 52, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to sponsor or exhibit an animal in a fighting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · The Gays

Marijuana Could Be Kentucky’s Economic Savior

July 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Rand Paul isn’t going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups. But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul’s highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way. [H-L] The House of Representatives voted Friday [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wiretapping

Congressman Yarmuth On The GOP Poverty Push

July 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Rep. John Yarmuth is not having the Republican Party’s nonsense on poverty: If John were a drag queen, he would have already snatched a weave off somebody’s head.

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Poverty

You Should Go To Pine Mountain ASAP. Do It.

July 24th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A special prosecutor has been tapped to review the death investigation of a Northern Kentucky woman shot by a Boone County sheriff’s deputy as she left a field party earlier this year. [H-L] Homeless man who sold sketches of his dog now has his own art show and credits his ‘guardian angel’ pup. [HuffPo] Now [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · UofL · Wiretapping · Youth

This Terry Holliday Thing Will Have You Rolling

July 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky children’s economic security is far worse off today than in 1990, according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Book released Tuesday. [H-L] A survey conducted by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on behalf of Americans United for Change and the Center for American Progress Action Fund found that 69 percent of Republican respondents said [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

Rep. Yarmuth On Government Reducing Poverty

July 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

John Yarmuth wrote an op-od about government playing a vital role in reducing poverty. Here’s an excerpt: In 1854, Abraham Lincoln wrote that the “object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves, in their [...]

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Tags: Congress · John Yarmuth · Poverty

Thousands Are Homeless & We Spend $ On Pot

July 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kentucky State Police are preparing for helicopter flights this summer to check rural areas of the state for marijuana plants. [H-L] Americans are unsure about both the tea party’s current strength and its future prospects, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. [

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Wasted Money

Strangling The Poor Seems Like A Great Plan

July 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Poverty. Hopelessness. Desperation. Those are among the catalysts for violent crimes in the city of Lexington, said Corey Dunn, a community volunteer working to reduce violence among inner-city youth. [H-L] In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Investigation · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · Veterans · Youth

All Eyes Are Again On Eastern Kentucky Poverty

June 30th, 2014 · Comments Off

When the Associated Press posted details on Twitter Thursday morning about the events Alison Lundergan Grimes is having this weekend with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Josh Holmes couldn’t resist replying. “Happy to pick her up at the airport,” responded Holmes, a senior adviser to U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] Potential 2016 presidential candidate [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Senate · The Gays

Is W. Keith Hall Still Running Kinda Scared?

June 2nd, 2014 · 3 Comments

President Barack Obama is about to unveil the centerpiece of his agenda to fight climate change, a much anticipated rule to slash the emissions of planet-warming gases from power plants. [H-L] On June 2, the EPA released a proposal that will set the first-ever national carbon pollution standards limits for America’s existing power plants. Find [...]

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