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Kentucky Sure Does Look Really Pretty Here

April 23rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

Until you realize this is a poverty map from the New York Times: CLICK TO VISIT There are several pockets of poverty so deep that they could be considered third-world. But many in Frankfort and Lexington want to sink tens of millions of dollars into an arena that most in the state will never be [...]

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Tags: Economy · Poverty · Stats

Hold Out Hope For Eastern Kentucky’s Economy?

April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Working groups that are part of an effort to boost Eastern Kentucky’s economy will meet for the first time Thursday in Somerset during the East Kentucky Leadership Conference. [H-L] Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much. [HuffPo] On Monday’s Republican Senate debate, Louisville businessman [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Humor · Jack Conway · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · UK

Kentucky Just Can’t Get A Leg Up This Week

April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The biggest political fallout from the just-ended legislative session won’t be about what lawmakers did, but what they did not do. So… just like every year. [H-L] Of course Kentucky’s in the national news again for something terrible. A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Iraq · Mainstream Mistake · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays · Wasted Money

Abundance Of Awful Things On Monday Evening

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians continue to struggle with limited or uncertain access to enough food, according to new figures from the nation’s top food-relief charity. [H-L] Elizabeth Warren’s new book isn’t just a memoir — it’s a full-throated endorsement of modern, populist liberalism and a scathing indictment of anti-government “magical thinking” by the tea [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Poverty · Stats · The Gays · UK

Jeff Hoover & Crew Shoulder Some Responsibility

April 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Coal, the former king of American energy, is making a comeback after being left for dead in favor of cleaner-burning natural gas. [H-L] Living in America has taught Matt Taibbi that we as a society have “a profound hatred of the weak and the poor.” [HuffPo] Looky there, it’s Mitch McConnell spreading minimum wage fear. [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul

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 · Comments Off

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