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Entries Tagged as 'Stats'

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

Alison Experiences Another Preventable Bad Week

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

Four former Clay County officials who pleaded guilty in a wide-ranging federal election-fraud case were sentenced to the time they’ve already spent in prison during a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Lexington. [H-L] If you think students should get an unbiased and accurate education, then you probably won’t be happy about the state [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays

Scandal Central UofL Still Does Amazing Things

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Stats · UofL · Youth

Some UAW Drama Could Be Afoot Later Today

April 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Kentucky officials have ended a 30-county wood quarantine that was intended to contain the emerald ash borer, an insect that already has killed more than 25 million trees in the eastern U.S. [H-L] World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Senate · Stats

Hal Rogers’ District Once Again Worst Of Worst

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

The Kentucky Department of Education has ordered a review of how students use advanced calculators on a statewide college-readiness test, citing concerns raised by experts that the devices could be artificially inflating scores. [H-L] On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · College Sports · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Frustration · Jack Conway · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wiretapping

Lexington Police Have Serious Explaining To Do

April 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Youth

Frankfort Loves Sticking It To Suffering Children

April 2nd, 2014 · No Comments

The state has appealed an order requiring it to give Kentucky’s two largest newspapers documents on children killed or badly injured as a result of abuse or neglect. This is unreal. People are starting to come forward to talk about some of the secret investigations and they’re mind-blowing. Some involve grandchildren of legislators. [H-L] Two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Investigation · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Stats · Wasted Money · Youth

Everyone’s In A Really Sad Budgetary Hangover

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

The General Assembly on Monday approved and sent to Gov. Steve Beshear a $20.3 billion, two-year spending plan that includes long-awaited pay raises for state employees and schoolteachers, but continues to cut funding for public universities and many state agencies. [John Cheves] At least some states out there take Democratic campaign finance corruption seriously. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Stats · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · Wasted Money

Gray Fights For Arena, Ignores Everything Else

April 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

Despite a last-minute push by Mayor Jim Gray, the renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena will only receive $1.5 million in the two-year compromise state budget approved Monday by the House and Senate. [H-L] Republican voters, like the American public as a whole, are growing more and more supportive of equal rights for lesbian, gay, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Forget The Poors, They Need A New Arena!

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

It’s not gonna happen but how funny would it be if Jim Gray slipped up and lost? [H-L] Two metro areas in Kentucky made it on the top ten most miserable cities list. [Click the Clicky] The budget is decided, but a host of other bills could be traded between the chambers on Monday in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Wasted Money · Wiretapping