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What’s Up With The Carroll County Sheriff?

August 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky. [H-L] The Asian American Journalists Association has called on Fox News to apologize for its recent segment on ISIS and the murder of US journalist James Foley. [HuffPo] Paid attendance at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair, held [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · RPK · Senate

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK

Morgan County Can Finally Take A Deep Breath

August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey said the people of Morgan County deserved better than repeated acts of betrayal by the person they trusted to head county government. “This was not a one-time lapse in judgment. Mr. Conley essentially transformed the public office he held to a criminal enterprise in order to serve his own purposes,” [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Taxes

Tom Shelton Can’t Catch A Break These Days

August 27th, 2014 · No Comments

In the face of concerns from custodial staff, Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton has dropped a proposal for a pilot program to outsource some janitorial ser vices at the district’s Central Office. [H-L] Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Taxes · The Gays

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

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Joshua Powell · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money

Thank Goodness Ferguson, MO Isn’t In Kentucky

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling for demilitarization of America’s local police forces in the wake of the heavily armed response to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. [H-L] PolitiFact is giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a “mostly false” rating for his claim that he voted for a stronger version of the Violence Against [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Taxes

Hal Heiner Oblivious To What’s About To Come

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

More from the Department of Things That Don’t Matter… Harrodsburg police officer David Patterson will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot for U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Libertarian. [H-L] NOW Rand Paul has decided to go all silent on Iraq? Now? Of all times? [HuffPo] Here’s an example of Hal Heiner’s campaign staff going [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping

Rand: Take Limerick Lessons Instead Of Bowling

August 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Unless the party changes in some dramatic fashion between now and early 2016, a Paul candidacy would seem destined for at least a third-place finish in the state’s caucuses, based solely on support from his father’s followers. [H-L] Now Rand Paul wants to explain his actions. Spoiler alert for Rand: If you have to explain [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK · Wasted Money

Did You Know Berea Is Taking Solar So Seriously?

July 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Personal items belonging to Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan are being displayed through Nov. 1 at Columbus-Belmont State Park in western Kentucky. [H-L] Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist on Friday delivered the perfect response to Republicans who claim they lack the scientific background to express an opinion as to whether man-made climate change is [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Youth