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Entries Tagged as 'Poverty'

Bereans Still Fighting Over Anti-Gay Hatred

September 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The most lethal form of black lung disease among longtime coal miners in Eastern Kentucky and nearby areas has spiked to the worst level in 40 years, according to a journal article published Monday. [H-L] Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · The Gays

Republicans Still Complaining About Health Care

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A former official of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources violated the state ethics code by creating an oppressive work environment for women employees by telling them what clothes to wear and asking one to let him see her breasts. [Bluegrass Politics] Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Now Even The Olds Are Being Screwed By Loans

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A program developed by the University of Kentucky to reduce sexual violence in high schools appears to be helping students across the state. [H-L] The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it’s forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit. [HuffPo] On [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · UK · Wiretapping

People Continue To Fluff Lil Randy’s Giant Ego

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L] Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo] As he mulls a presidential campaign in 2016, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Investigation · KDP · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · UK · Wasted Money

Jamie Comer Finally Made It Official For 2015

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Republican Agriculture Commissioner James Comer formally entered the 2015 race for governor on Tuesday in front of hundreds of hometown supporters in an ambitious campaign rollout more than a year before the election. [WKYT] Members of Fayette County Public Schools’ Equity Council are calling for the district to eliminate most out-of-school suspensions and suggesting that [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Spotted

Alison’s Parents Visited WH Before Her Campaign

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments

A disbarred attorney serving prison time after being convicted of scamming more than 400 clients out of $94.6 million from a $200 million settlement over the diet drug fen-phen has abandoned an attempt to overturn the guilty verdict in his case. [H-L] Despite a Great Recession-fueled expansion in food stamp rolls, the percentage of Americans [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · UK · Youth

Woah, UofL’s Been Hiding Corruption Since 2008

September 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Last week’s guilty plea by former Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson wasn’t the end of the federal investigation into the 2012 Iowa caucus payola scandal — not by a longshot. No wonder Rand Paul’s racist dad left congress. Why are libruls ignoring Lil Randy in all this? He’s surely a bigger threat than hateful Granny [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · UofL · Veterans

Congress Is Still Just Some Old White Guys

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Jessie Brothers, the Lexington man whose love for his injured Jack Russell terrier, Nubbin, touched many people and led to a reunion with his long-lost son, has died. [H-L] A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of [...]

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Tags: Congress · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · Taxes · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping

Lil Randy Paul Flip-Flops For The Millionth Time

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest Rasmussen poll says Mitch McConnell is at 46% and Alison Grimes isa t 41%. [Click the Clicky] The teevee people say McConnell leads Grimes 50 to 46, the first time granny has hit the fancy 50-point mark. [CNN] The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · UK · Wiretapping