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Alison Grimes Still Running From Bus Controversy

August 22nd, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Does the $11K the campaign paid for the bus include fuel costs?” the Herald-Leader asked Norton in an email Tuesday night. “The driver and bus rental are included in the fee we pay; fuel is additional,” Norton responded. But Politico wrote Thursday morning that Norton’s answer to the Herald-Leader “directly contradicts what they told Politico [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · UK

A Real Ruh Ro Moment For Alison & Daddy?

August 21st, 2014 · No Comments

What? Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes is spinning her wheels for her daddy now? Surely not! [H-L] As American students return to classes in a public education system projected to be majority minority for the first time this fall, new test scores provide alarming evidence that students of color remain far behind their white counterparts. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Joshua Powell · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money

What? Alison & Mitch Both Lie? Surely Not!

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The state courts system has cut the amount of money it is paying Lexington and 19 other local governments to keep courthouses clean and maintained, causing concern among some county officials. [H-L] Police in Ferguson, Missouri, cracked down early Sunday on a small group of protesters who defied the midnight curfew imposed by Gov. Jay [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · The Gays

Thank Goodness Ferguson, MO Isn’t In Kentucky

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling for demilitarization of America’s local police forces in the wake of the heavily armed response to the protests in Ferguson, Mo. [H-L] PolitiFact is giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a “mostly false” rating for his claim that he voted for a stronger version of the Violence Against [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Taxes

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

Matt Bevin: Still Embarrassing After Many Moons

August 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

You already know that Matt Bevin is a butthurt jackass. But did you know he’s also less intelligent than a five-year-old? Here he is blaming voters for his monstrous defeat at the hands of Mitch McConnell. It wasn’t that he praised bailouts, fudged his online résumé or even that he got caught appearing at a [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Iraq · Military · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Senate · Taxes

We Should All Do More For Eastern Kentucky

August 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Possible links between health problems and mountaintop mining in Eastern Kentucky emerged as a key concern of people attending sessions aimed at coming up with ideas to improve the economy and quality of life in the region, according to the dentist who chaired the sessions. [H-L] Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Taxes · Youth

Steve Beshear: Sneakily Hating Eastern Kentucy

August 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Kentucky judge has ordered a once-prominent and now disbarred class-action attorney to pay $42 million to settle allegations he improperly took too much money in a diet drug lawsuit. [H-L] The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is stalling the release of its detailed investigation of the CIA’s use of torture, alleging the administration [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Joshua Powell · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · The Gays · Wasted Money

Montgomery Co. School Board Hides From Public

August 7th, 2014 · 5 Comments

You already know the Montgomery County School Board chairman, Kenney Gulley, has attempted to prevent discussion of superintendent Joshua Powell’s legal fees at this evening’s board meeting. Gulley and an administrative assistant of Powell’s claimed a board member didn’t ask for the matter to be added to the agenda. So we published video evidence that [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Joshua Powell · Taxes · Wasted Money