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Entries Tagged as 'Poverty'

Barr’s Opponent Actually Running As A Democrat

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, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns!

Alison Grimes Got Both Feet Stuck In Her Mouth

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A judge has overruled Midway College’s motion to seal the entire public record of a lawsuit filed by seven former employees who claim that the school breached their contracts and committed age discrimination by terminating them last fall. [H-L] Out of 50 governors and 100 U.S. senators, not a single one has announced support for [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · The Gays

Scandal Central UofL Still Does Amazing Things

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Stats · UofL · Youth

Frankfort Loves Sticking It To Suffering Children

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The state has appealed an order requiring it to give Kentucky’s two largest newspapers documents on children killed or badly injured as a result of abuse or neglect. This is unreal. People are starting to come forward to talk about some of the secret investigations and they’re mind-blowing. Some involve grandchildren of legislators. [H-L] Two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Investigation · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Stats · Wasted Money · Youth

Rand Paul Is Getting Wiretapped So Hard Again

March 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Senate approved Tuesday a bill sponsored by Sen. Robin Webb that would require any funds recovered by the attorney general’s office in a legal case to be deposited into the General Fund, which pays for most state programs. [Bluegrass Politics] The White House is set to unveil a new Climate Data Initiative on Wednesday [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jack Conway · Poverty · Rand Paul · The Gays · Wiretapping

Does Alison Grimes Know She’s Riding A Horse?

March 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

To House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Alison Lundergan Grimes’ position in the U.S. Senate race is reminiscent of a scene in “Secretariat,” when Big Red is on his way to a record 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes and trainer Lucien Laurin yells to jockey Ronnie Turcotte. [Sam Youngman] The federal government has signed off on [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Gambling · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · Veterans · Wasted Money · Youth

Kentucky Needs Needle Exchanges In Worst Way

March 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After striking an aggressive posture against Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr last fall, national Democrats appear to have cooled on their chances of defeating Barr with Democratic candidate and likely nominee Elisabeth Jensen. [Sam Youngman] The Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year under the [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Kentucky Tourism · Poverty · Stats

Of Course Beshear’s Environmental Folks Lied

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Brenda Powers, who was removed from office as Lancaster’s mayor by unanimous vote of the city council in November, will be reinstated after a judge ruled Friday that there was no evidence of misconduct to oust her. [H-L] Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs has become the first woman to take command over Fort Knox and [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Military · Poverty · The Gays · Youth

Will Rand Paul’s Dream Come True Or Not?

February 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A proposed statewide ban on smoking in public places faces “an uphill fight” in the Kentucky House, with nowhere near the necessary votes, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Tuesday. [H-L] A huge new haul of planets has joined the tally of alien worlds discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, scientists announced yesterday. [HuffPo] Potentially bringing [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Mainstream Mistake · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · The Gays · Youth

This Week Is Probably Bevin’s Political Eulogy

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

A project to help laid-off Harlan County miners through sales of coal-themed candles raised more than $26,000, according to one of the organizers. [H-L] Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) took a hit at President Barack Obama on Monday, saying he favors food stamps over a strong military. Maybe because feeding people is more important [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money