For the first time in 15 years, backers of a bill that would extend statewide civil rights protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people won a legislative hearing Wednesday. [John Cheves] Congress has finally broken its lengthy dry spell on granting wilderness protection to designated areas of the country. [HuffPo] The state House rejected [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Rand Paul'
March 7th, 2014 · No Comments
March 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Bookkeeping for Harlan County’s fiscal court was so poor in 2012 that state auditors couldn’t verify the accuracy of the county’s financial statements. [H-L] A new poll shows the vast majority of Americans — including a strong majority of Republicans — oppose the idea of businesses denying service to gays and lesbians. [WaPo] Long story [...]
February 27th, 2014 · No Comments
Steve Beshear needs to sack up and pull ALL state funding from this discriminatory hot mess. The Kentucky Baptist Convention is starting a $5 million fundraising drive for the state’s largest private child care agency. [H-L] More religious “freedom” bills are coming around the country. But Kentucky’s has been a thing since 2013. National media [...]
February 27th, 2014 · No Comments
Here’s a surprise… Rand Paul attempting to block a nominee for surgeon general because he doesn’t like his politics: Fitting that a man who isn’t board certified – but self-certified – would claim to have superior sense about who is or is not qualified to serve in government.
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 [...]
February 25th, 2014 · No Comments
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 [...]
February 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Kentucky’s Medicaid program will receive $303,836 as part of a $172.9 million civil settlement with a pharmaceutical company. [H-L] The federal government shutdown last year delayed more than 37,000 immigration hearings by months or years for immigrants already waiting in lengthy lines to plead for asylum or green cards. [HuffPo] The Kentucky Public Service Commission [...]
February 20th, 2014 · Comments Off
If anyone knows why Montgomery County High School’s principal was fired, please drop us the details via email. [Click Here] UPDATE: Now we hear he wasn’t fired, which seems to be a change of heart from admins after being called out. -Ed. A constitutional amendment that would restore the voting rights of ex-felons who complete [...]
February 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments
Seriously, this needs some captions so badly it hurts: Make it funny!
February 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Greg Stumbo finally feels politically safe enough to support a statewide fairness effort. Says a lot about the time we’re living in. [Deep Gay Thoughts] We love nearly anything and everything related to Eastern Kentucky. But the latest from Jamie Comer seems to be nothing more than promotional hype. He’s ignored prominent Eastern Kentuckians – [...]
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