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Entries Tagged as 'Poverty'

Al Cross Makes Important Political Points Again

August 26th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton “a war hawk,” Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war. [H-L] During a book signing in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was confronted by a group of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Andy Barr · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Wasted Money · Youth

Poop Smell On Penile Road (No Joke, Serious)

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

There’s still hundreds of millions being flushed down the toilet each year, so this is a paltry sum. Kentucky Retirement Systems will get $23 million from Bank of America’s $16.65 billion national settlement with the federal government over accusations that the bank improperly dumped “toxic” mortgage-backed securities on the market, helping fuel the economic recession [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Journalism · KDP · Poverty · Stats · Steve Beshear · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Bi-Partisan Louisville Effort To Clean Up LMAS

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L] More than five years into an economic recovery, with unemployment falling and the stock market at record highs, millions of Americans like Taormina still can’t afford basic nutrition, according to a blockbuster study. [HuffPo] State [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Humor · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

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 · Comments Off

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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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