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Republicans Still Complaining About Health Care

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

A former official of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources violated the state ethics code by creating an oppressive work environment for women employees by telling them what clothes to wear and asking one to let him see her breasts. [Bluegrass Politics] Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Health Care · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats

State House Dems Spending Unbelievably Freely

September 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What the hell is going on in the State House? Everyone knows state legislators can receive $188.22 per day for interim pay (leadership amounts are higher). But has everyone taken a look at just how much cash people are pocketing for little to nothing to show for it? Let’s take a look at interim pay [...]

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Tags: Greg Stumbo · KDP · RPK · Stats · Wasted Money

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Gov. Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Late last week Steve Beshear released his video focusing on the decline in teen smoking:

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Tags: Health Care · Stats · Steve Beshear · Youth

August: Another Bad Month For KY’s Economy

September 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Yep, you guessed it, August was yet another bad month for Kentucky’s economy. According to State Budget Obfuscator Jane Driskell, the General Fund barely rose — 1.2% to $671.9 million. The Road Fund dropped 0.1% to $141.1 million. Once again, we doubt everything is being reported on the negative front. And on the positive? You [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes

Alison’s Parents Visited WH Before Her Campaign

September 9th, 2014 · No Comments

A disbarred attorney serving prison time after being convicted of scamming more than 400 clients out of $94.6 million from a $200 million settlement over the diet drug fen-phen has abandoned an attempt to overturn the guilty verdict in his case. [H-L] Despite a Great Recession-fueled expansion in food stamp rolls, the percentage of Americans [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · UK · Youth

Kentucky Already Knew Its Kids Were Super-Fat

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

Under a broiling sun Thursday in front of the Kentucky Capitol, House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover explained and expounded on his vision for a Republican-led state House. [H-L] Please, Republicans, keep touting your wingnuts who do nothing to push their racism all over the place. [HuffPo] Recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Spotted · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping · Youth

No Wonder Lil Randy’s Racist Dad Left Congress

September 5th, 2014 · No Comments

Didn’t they try this same thing last year? Kentucky State University will drop a quarter of its students from enrollment for unpaid bills, some of which are as high as $40,000 and have lasted two years, the university announced Wednesday. [H-L] As the Obama administration weighs whether it should try to manage the Islamic State, [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · RNC · Stats · Taxes

Your Commonwealth: 24/7 Environment Killing Fun

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The state this week finalized new rules on coal-mining permits that include upgraded water-quality standards. Several environmental groups argue the rules aren’t strong enough, however, and are suing over one key provision. [H-L] Lil Randy raised eyebrows this weekend when he endorsed one of the most hawkish positions toward the Islamic State militants currently wreaking [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wiretapping

Kentuckians Must Be Tired Of Lil Randy Paul

September 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider on Sept. 29 whether to take the case of a former Fort Campbell soldier sentenced to death for killing three children and attacking a woman in southwestern Kentucky. [H-L] The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes