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Hell Has Frozen Over In The State’s Largest City

August 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

When Dr. Pamela Graber traveled in Uzbekistan and Turkey, she was surprised to find fast, reliable Internet connections. She just wishes she could get that kind of service at her home, 20 miles from Kentucky’s State Capitol building. [H-L] In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown — as each side took stock of [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Embarrassing · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Journalism · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Youth

Bi-Partisan Louisville Effort To Clean Up LMAS

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L] More than five years into an economic recovery, with unemployment falling and the stock market at record highs, millions of Americans like Taormina still can’t afford basic nutrition, according to a blockbuster study. [HuffPo] State [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Humor · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Test Scores Appear To Be Falling In Montgomery County Despite Claims From Powell & Board Chair

August 12th, 2014 · 7 Comments

We recently highlighted Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell’s troublesome evaluation. His annual review was so terrible that Kentucky Department of Education insiders told us off-the-record that he should have been immediately removed by the board. That’s all fine and dandy. A discussion for another day. What stuck out the most to us was standard [...]

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

Morgan Co’s Tim Conley Finally Pleading Guilty

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Told ya Tim Conley was guilty! Morgan County Judge-Executive Tim Conley will plead guilty to a federal fraud charge, according to a motion filed Monday. [H-L] For much of the summer, President Barack Obama had watched with alarm as a brutal, al-Qaida-linked insurgency seized more and more territory in northern Iraq. But it wasn’t until [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Stats

July 2014 Receipts In Kentucky: Not Terrible

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Receipts for July, according to state budget director Jane Driskell, weren’t terrible. The General Fund rose 2.2% to $705.9 million and the Road Fund increased 5.1% to $125.4 million. Highlights: Individual taxes rose 5.9% Sales taxes up 7.6% Corporate taxes fell 64.6% Cancer stick taxes rose 2.3% Property taxes fell 45% Coal severance taxes dropped [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes

Rand Paul Is Still Afraid Of The Brown People

August 5th, 2014 · Comments Off

Public water systems still don’t reach more than 200,000 Kentuckians who live in rural areas. [H-L] Rand Paul arrived at the Graves County GOP breakfast here Saturday all but incognito, without an entourage, wearing jeans, cowboy boots and his usual bemused look. [

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Immigration · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Stats · Taxes

Unemployment Rates Allegedly Fell In 117 Counties

July 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

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 · Comments Off

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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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Stats · Takin yer guns!

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