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Entries Tagged as 'Senate'

The Thirst Is Real, Boys & Girls, It’s Very Real

December 18th, 2014 · 5 Comments

What they really mean is that they didn’t use tranq darts because they wanted the trophy kill. [H-L] Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes is super-thirsty with her latest stunt to get attention. On an issue the entire country already knows about, no less. [HuffPo] If you don’t live in the Louisville media market, here’s a story [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · The Gays

Frankfort Is Already Working To Ruin 2015

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments

A new study says Kentucky’s public school districts pay workers up to 51 percent more for construction projects because of the state’s prevailing wage law, but a divided panel of lawmakers refused to adopt the report during a contentious meeting Tuesday that could set the tone for the upcoming legislative session. [H-L] If there’s one [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · UK

Mitch McConnell Wants To Further Ruin The Planet

December 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

If you missed it last night, the Louisville Metro Council released a scathing report about Animal Services and the Fischer Coverup. You’ll want to check it out. Sadiqa Reynolds, Donald Robinson, Margaret Brosko and Fischer himself torn to shreds. And they’re still trying to fight transparency in the matter. [The 'Ville Voice] President Barack Obama [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money · Youth

Marcus Woodward And The Duct Tape Bandit

December 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Fayette County school board member Doug Barnett should recuse himself from the superintendent selection in the wake of comments he made on Facebook last month, a parent said during Monday’s board meeting. [H-L] In a rare show of defiance of the National Rifle Association, the Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as [...]

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Tags: Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Louisville Suddenly Hates Mayor Greg Fischer

December 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Two people who admitted paying kickbacks to Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley in exchange for contracts will not go to prison, but will serve periods of home-detention. [H-L] With Kentucky’s collective hangover from this year’s ugly U.S. Senate race receding slowly, it’s a safe bet that the race for governor, which has been well underway [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · George W. Bush · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Senate · Stats · The Gays

JCPS: What People With Sense Call A Disaster

December 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Thank goodness it was only coal. A train wreck Monday morning in downtown Paris apparently occurred when a hillside under the tracks gave way, authorities said. [H-L] As tens of thousands of people rallied in the nation’s capitol and demonstrated through the streets of New York on Saturday, protesters in other cities across the nation [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money

Really, Andy Beshear? Pat-A-Caking So Soon?

December 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What was that, again, about everything being 100% puppies and rainbows with Andy Beshear? He won’t disclose his work for companies that run afoul of the attorney general. Jonathan Miller is probably gritting his teeth this week. [John Cheves] The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion government funding bill Saturday night that will keep Uncle Sam [...]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Budget · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · Steve Beshear

Environment-Killing, Worst-Run, Education-Choking

December 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Officials with the state of Kentucky say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to rethink a carbon-pollution rule announced earlier this year that could have the “most significant and far-reaching impact to environmental and energy policy that we have seen in 40 years.” [H-L] Demonstrators around the country staged die-ins, blocked roadways and marched into [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Senate

Something Positive Happened In Bullitt County

December 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another fun scandal is brewing at the University of Louisville. The VP of Human Resources was canned and escorted away by cops. [The 'Ville Voice] Lexington police Chief Ronnie Bastin was promoted to public safety commissioner on Tuesday, and the city quickly began a search for a new chief. [H-L] For Dreamers, the president’s unveiling [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

Fear: Rand Paul Is A Real Life Miniature Gremlin

December 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Couldn’t they find anyone less creepy than Julian? Kentucky Senate Democrats have selected an entirely new leadership team for the next two years. [H-L] Ashton Carter, former deputy defense secretary, will be nominated to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, CNN and the AP report. [HuffPo] Kentucky’s Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Military · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Youth