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Entries Tagged as 'Rumor'

Guess Who They’re Focusing On…

October 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

Multiple media and law enforcement sources tell us a grand jury has been convened to focus on a notorious Eastern Kentucky politician. Can you guess who and why? We won’t publish your comments/guesses. But you might win a free magnet if you’re right. UPDATE: State Rep. W. Keith Hall was indicted on bribery charges. From [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Rumor

Montgomery Co. Schools Officer Recently Quit

October 6th, 2014 · 12 Comments

That sound you hear? It’s a Montgomery County Schools officer who resigned. Specifically, the director of law enforcement for the district. Because — allegedly (cough) — he was tired of being lured into potential illegal schemes crafted by superintendent Joshua Powell and assistant superintendent Phil Rison. It’s probably not a good thing for the superintendent [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Law Enforcement · Rumor

We Hear This Is Who Powell Is Trying To Hire

September 29th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell last week pushed the school board into approving a massive pay bump for a speech pathologist. But who is the woman he’s allegedly trying to hire? She’s a member and promoter of the Freedom Church. SURPRISE, SURPRISE She’s pals with Sammi Davis Hatfield. She’s been pulled in to the [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money

Poppy Mountain Begins This Week. You Going?

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Candy Barr is cleaning up with the big banks. Literally cleaning up. He pushes de-regulation, they shower him with cash. We were gonna say gold but that opened up the door to too many jokes. [H-L] Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States is “at war” with Islamic State militants, marking [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Rumor · Spotted · Takin yer guns!

Following Up On A Montgomery Co. Mini Scandal

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Remember when we uncovered a potential scandal at Montgomery County Schools involving the church of one of the school board members? At the time, superintendent Joshua Powell and his inner circle were being secretive about the whole arrangement and board member Kelly Murphy wasn’t talking about Freedom Church. What we wanted to know: if the [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor

Some Montgomery County Schools Friday Tidbits

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

We hear through the grapevine that Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell’s trial could start around January 12. It’s expected to last as long as nine (9!) days. Since Powell gets to decide whether or not it’s closed to the public, you can bet it will be closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money

Let’s Just Keep Warring In Eye-Rack Forever

September 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments

We’re hearing constant rumors of Kentucky State Police / FBI interviews taking place in Magoffin County regarding potential election fraud. Several people claim to have been interviewed. So… get the popcorn ready? [EKY Rumors] A Franklin circuit judge has ruled unconstitutional a law that put into question whether senior judges could run for office in [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Hal Rogers · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rumor · Senate · Taxes · Youth

Montgomery County’s Superintendent Fixates On Rumors, So Let’s Provide Him With “Rumors”

September 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Yesterday we highlighted another potential spending scandal within Montgomery County Schools. This time, involving a construction/renovation project at a school that resulted in an alleged Kentucky Department of Education inquiry. Because that’s the sort of thing that happens when you repeatedly dole out no-bid contracts in violation of state law. But that’s not the end [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Rumor

Montgomery Co. Schools In Another $ Nightmare

September 9th, 2014 · 6 Comments

We hear Montgomery County Schools assistant superintendent Phil Rison lied to Kentucky Department of Education officials some time ago about construction/renovation work being done at McNabb Middle School. Rison allegedly told KDE folks that contractors were merely doing ceiling work and some painting. But some in-the-know folks advised a KDE inspector that there was quite [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor

Montgomery’s Lawyer Mess Probably Isn’t Over

September 5th, 2014 · 14 Comments

A few weeks ago the Montgomery County Board of Education killed superintendent Joshua Powell’s ability to use his personal friend/attorney at board expense. The vote was 3-2 but the community felt empowered after that. It was a big moment for the county — big enough to capture on video. His free legal ride at taxpayer [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money