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Unemployment Rates Allegedly Fell In 117 Counties

July 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Kentucky’s Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says county jobless (unemployment) rates were down in 117 counties during the month of June. And, as you know, state government agencies under Steve Beshear never, ever try to paint a rosier picture than reality. Some of the highlights claimed in the latest report: Boone County had the lowest [...]

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Tags: Economy · Jobs · Stats


July 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Hannah Moore graduated from George Rogers Clark High School this year with all the right boxes checked off for college acceptance: a 4.0 GPA, National Honor Society member, cheerleader, and community volunteer. [H-L] Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, seemed to catch everyone off guard Wednesday when he [...]

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Ed Whitfield’s Wife Might Pop A Vein Really Soon

July 21st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Somerset’s city hall ventured into the retail gas business Saturday, opening a municipal-run filling station that supporters call a benefit for motorists and critics denounce as a taxpayer-supported swipe at the free market. [H-L] A recent analysis of U.S. gun deaths has found that a majority of mass shootings were related to domestic or family [...]

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Beshear’s Student Smoking Data May Be A Bit Iffy

July 16th, 2014 · 7 Comments

According to Governor Steve Beshear’s office, cigarette smoking among Kentucky high school students has dropped significantly. The state allegedly dropped to sixth place among surveyed states in 2013 for high school cancer stick use, down from first place in 2011. That’s according to a Centers for Disease Control report. From a release: Survey results show [...]

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Tags: Education · Health Care · Joshua Powell · Spotted · Stats · Steve Beshear

2014 Receipts: Bend Over & Grab Your Ankles

July 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Here’s the deal: the state’s budget and economy are epic disasters. And June’s receipts were not pretty. In fact, they’re likely overly sugar-coated. But let’s dig in anyway. The General Fund rose 1.2% for Fiscal Year 2014 and the Road Fund rose 4.6% for the FY. That’s barely a percent more than 2013 and an [...]

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Tags: Budget · Economy · Stats · Taxes

Montgomery County Mess Was Blown Wide Open

July 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Getting a General Education Diploma in Kentucky just a lot got cheaper — for a while. For a limited time, qualifying students can take the test for as little as $40, a savings of $80, state education officials announced Wednesday. [H-L] Biggest pee alert of the year? calling Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes’ Medicare ad [...]

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Of Course Medicaid Expansion Is Good For KY

July 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

Earlier today the Council of Economic Advisers released a report — Missed Opportunities: The Consequences of State Decisions Not to Expand Medicaid — detailing the effects of state decisions regarding Medicaid expansion on access to care, financial security, overall health and well-being and state economies. It’s 40 or so pages and you’ll probably want to [...]

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Tags: Economy · Health Care · Stats

Strangling The Poor Seems Like A Great Plan

July 1st, 2014 · 1 Comment

Poverty. Hopelessness. Desperation. Those are among the catalysts for violent crimes in the city of Lexington, said Corey Dunn, a community volunteer working to reduce violence among inner-city youth. [H-L] In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans [...]

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Steve Beshear Presided Over Yet Another Loss

June 30th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Can you thank Steve Beshear for this? Kentucky has dramatically fewer farms and much less land devoted to farming, according to the latest snapshot by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Between 2007 and 2012, the Bluegrass State had the greatest percentage decrease in farmland of any state in the country, the Census of Agriculture says. [...]

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So The Rupp Arena Shenanigans Backfired A Bit?

June 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

Eating crow is never fun but that’s what Jake is doing. Help him get things squared away? If you get something out of this content, consider doing so in order to ensure that it continues. [Click Here For Details] Kentucky’s economic recover from the recession has been uneven, with some regions bouncing back while others [...]

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