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Entries Tagged as 'Taxes'

Rep. Will Coursey Gets Dumber By The Minute

October 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Hedge funds and other alternative investments are the only assets currently gaining value for the Kentucky Retirement Systems, however controversial they might be otherwise. [John Cheves] America has been doing income taxes wrong for more than 50 years. [HuffPo] Bullitt County Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts takes her time when speaking about her eight years in office, [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Fischer · Health Care · KDP · Poverty · Taxes · Wasted Money

Dumb U.S. Senate Race: Great For Bourbon Sales

October 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

No one rises as Circuit Judge Steven Combs enters his courtroom. [H-L] All of these maps about drug use make Kentucky look pretty terrible. [HuffPo] In just over the two-year minimum it takes to age straight bourbon, the number of Kentucky distilleries has tripled, according to a economic impact survey released Tuesday. Bourbon is way [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Taxes · Wasted Money

OH NOES YOU’RE ALL GONNA GET EBOLAD!!!1!

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Surrounded by cheering supporters, Mayor Jim Gray recently stood in the center of the airy first floor of Gray Construction as he detailed the accomplishments of his first term in office. [H-L] September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. [HuffPo] [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · RPK · Spotted · Taxes

Another Terrible Month For Kentucky’s Economy

October 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

Even after all kinds of numbers manipulation, the State Budget Director was only able to report that the General Fund rose 0.1% and the Road Fund rose 0.8%. Rather than run this on Friday as part of Steve Beshear’s monthly news dump, we’re running it today — Monday — when all kinds of people are [...]

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Tags: Economy · Stats · Taxes

Breathitt County Is Basically A Giant, Hot Mess

October 10th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Fascinating to see WKYT finally get interested in the Joshua Powell mess. Unfortunately, the station continues a string of lazy, unoriginal reporting in Lexington by not only using our footage (hello? you can see our logo on screen for a moment) but not bothering to provide proper attribution. That’s effectively plagiarism and the station has [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Elaine Chao · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Military · RPK · Taxes · Wasted Money

Health Care Devil Didn’t Come After All, Teatoots

September 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

Key Republicans running for election Nov. 4 say the federal Affordable Care Act is putting Kentuckians out of work, but employment data and interviews with Kentucky-based economists suggest otherwise. [John Cheves] Looks like Robert Felner’s boy, John Deasy, has yet another nightmare on his hands in Los Angeles. [HuffPo] Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to say [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Robert Felner · Senate · Taxes

Can You Believe Some Dems Still Fight Hemp?

September 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

A male supervisor exposed himself to female guards and sexually assaulted them at the state prison in Elliott County, four of the women have claimed in a lawsuit. [H-L] Money may not grow on trees, but it apparently does grow on marijuana plants. If all 50 states legalized cannabis today, they’d be collectively raking in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Youth

Rolling Your Eyes At Fayette Co. Schools Mess?

September 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Fayette County School Board got an earful at its first public meeting since the auditor’s report. Fun fact: This guy has done far less than Montgomery County’s superintendent but Frankfort (Adam Edelen, who has staffers telling us they won’t waste their time in Montgomery County) is taking him more seriously. [H-L] Hundreds of military [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Veterans · Wasted Money

The Groob Shenanigans Just Won’t Quit In NKY

September 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off

A University of Kentucky program’s goal is more bikes, fewer cars. [H-L] China’s coal addition threatens the planet. But can it handle a natural gas revolution? [HuffPo] Seriously? They’re apologizing for a sports thing that appeared to be a joke? [C-J/AKN] We hear things like this happen in Frankfort all the time. [Think Progress] With [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Health Care · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Taxes · UK

Bereans Still Fighting Over Anti-Gay Hatred

September 18th, 2014 · Comments Off

The most lethal form of black lung disease among longtime coal miners in Eastern Kentucky and nearby areas has spiked to the worst level in 40 years, according to a journal article published Monday. [H-L] Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Stats · Taxes · The Gays