Steve Beshear signed into law several major bills Thursday, including limited use of marijuana oil for people with seizures, tax breaks for a proposed 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington and the state’s bourbon and beer industries and a ban on selling e-cigarettes to minors. [H-L] “Addison, I love you. I love you.” Those words, cooed [...]
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April 11th, 2014 · No Comments
March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off
When Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers launched their Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) project last year, they promised it would be different. So far, it isn’t looking much different. [Tom Eblen] Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles just inched a little closer to becoming the nation’s first black, openly gay man to serve as [...]
March 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments
In light of our earlier story, this caption contest seems perfect. Joey Pendleton, Richie Farmer and Jane Beshear: YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO Make it funny!
March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off
A bill that would further deregulate telephone service in Kentucky breezed through a House committee Thursday amid intense lobbying by AT&T, which crafted it. [H-L] The U.S. government uses $37 as its estimate of how much a ton of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere costs, including decreased agricultural productivity, damage from rising sea levels [...]
March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment
More than 800 miles separate Lexington and Tampa, Fla., but Republicans allied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were beaming Wednesday as though the Sunshine State was just down the road from Keeneland. [Sam Youngman] Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]
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January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off
We hear through the rumor mill that Democrats have polled RJ Palmer against Andy Barr. That’s sure to be making Elizabeth Jensen uneasy, even though today’s the filing deadline. [Things We Hear] Coal is still mined in this region, but the industry employs only a fraction of the people it did for more than a [...]
January 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment
This morning we linked to the story from Tom Loftus about Richie Farmer’s sentencing. But we’ve gotta bring it up again because of this: Farmer will have one more court appearance. On Friday he is scheduled to be sentenced in Franklin Circuit Court on a state charge that he took thousands of dollars in funds [...]
January 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Teeing off on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to extending unemployment insurance benefits, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign accused McConnell Tuesday of “laughing” at Kentucky’s unemployed. [Sam Youngman] A large swath of economists agree, raising the minimum wage is a good idea. [HuffPo] Basketball hero Richie Farmer was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in [...]
January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Because he’s going to spend 27 months in the pokey. He’ll also be paying $120,500 in restitution. He reports March 18 to begin serving time. The judge is recommending he be locked up in Manchester.
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January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off
Federal prosecutors want a 27-month prison sentence for former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and for him to pay $120,500 in restitution to the state. [H-L] Congress may be in a state of paralysis when it comes to dealing with gun violence, but the White House inched forward Friday with two new executive actions aimed [...]