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Entries Tagged as 'Special Election'

Put Pressure On B-Holes To Return Man’s Dog

December 20th, 2013 · Comments Off

An advocate who works with human trafficking victims throughout Kentucky said she works with about 30 people each year — nearly three times the number of victims who actually had their cases prosecuted in 2013. [H-L] President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · KDP · Labor · Polling · Poverty · Special Election · Taxes · Veterans

Will Hemp Ever Be A Big Thing In Kentucky?

December 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

On Saturday morning, Congressman John Yarmuth marked the anniversary of Newtown. Most of Kentucky’s delegation in Washington is sitting on its hands. Regardless of whether or not you agree with Yarmuth, at least he’s letting us you know where he stands. [The 'Ville Voice] The New York Times revealed Friday that it withheld reporting on [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Investigation · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business · Mainstream · Special Election · Stats · Takin yer guns! · The Gays

Kentucky Still About To Die From The Poverty

December 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Leaders of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources have violated state policy by using government property and employees for their own benefit, a government investigation found. [H-L] Senate Republicans blocked a batch of mostly minor nominations by President Barack Obama late Monday in the aftermath of last month’s Democratic move weakening the minority [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Corruption · Education · Environment · Flashback · Immigration · Military · Poverty · Rand Paul · Special Election · Steve Beshear

Julie Denton Is Taking A Sensible Stance, Here

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

Children prostituting themselves for drugs. A child under 18 stripping for money. A guardian offering to sell a child for money or place the child in a prostitution ring. [H-L] Big technology companies are seeing signs that the public’s worries about government spying are a threat to their future profits, analysts say. [HuffPo] A new [...]

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Tags: Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Law Enforcement · Military · Poverty · Special Election · Wiretapping · Youth

We’re Not Getting Eastern Kentucky’s Hopes Up

December 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A grand jury has indicted a suspended fire chief in eastern Kentucky on charges of theft and abuse of public trust. [H-L] The pace of job growth appears to have settled into a dispiritingly low cruising altitude, more than four years after the end of the Great Recession. It’s why the Federal Reserve might not [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · First Amendment · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Special Election · Veterans

Sure, NOW The Special Elections Get Fun

December 6th, 2013 · Comments Off

Richard Moloney, an independent candidate in Tuesday’s special election in Lexington for the state Senate, questions the trustworthiness of his Democratic opponent, Reginald Thomas, in a mailer sent to voters this week. Every person in the race seems like a shyster.[Bluegrass Politics] Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · RPK · Special Election · The Gays

Alison Can’t Win On It If She Doesn’t Support It

December 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Urban County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pull the plug on a new downtown taxing district, saying it needed more time and support. Imagine that. [H-L] A majority of young Americans say student debt is a major issue facing the nation, a new poll finds, and many blame colleges for the problem. [HuffPo] You [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Special Election · Stats · Steve Beshear · Taxes

Those Specials Are Beyond Boring Races

December 3rd, 2013 · Comments Off

The famous psychic Edgar Cayce was born near Hopkinsville. He died in 1945, but Cayce would have a better chance of telling you the results of next November’s U.S. Senate race than anything that might be gleaned from next week’s special elections in Lexington and Western Kentucky. [Sam Youngman] The Securities and Exchange Commission unceremoniously [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Special Election

United Way Won’t Play With The Gay-Haters

October 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off

United Way of the Bluegrass has ended nearly $100,000 in annual funding to the Boy Scouts of America’s Blue Grass Council because of national scouting policy to not allow gays to serve as adult leaders, according to a letter the council sent to families. [H-L] Though he thinks the project has been wasteful and inefficient, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · Special Election · The Gays

Barzun Makes Adopted State Proud Of Him

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Two more candidates joined the fray Monday to succeed Lexington Democrat Kathy Stein in the Kentucky Senate, setting the field for what promises to be an intense battle in the Dec. 10 special election. [H-L] President Barack Obama has said there is “no excuse” for the glitches that have plagued the rollout of an element [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Giving Back · Health Care · Jack Conway · Poverty · Rand Paul · Special Election · Stats · Wiretapping