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Remember Grimes Debated Health Care In 2008?

October 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

On Thursday, October 9, 2008, the University of Kentucky College of Medicine held a health care forum in Lexington. The Republican Party of Kentucky and the Kentucky Democratic Republican Party each sent a representative to “debate” each other. RPK sent Michael Macfarlane, the loon currently losing against John Yarmuth. The KDP sent Alison Grimes, the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Flashback · Health Care · UK

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

Now Even The Olds Are Being Screwed By Loans

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A program developed by the University of Kentucky to reduce sexual violence in high schools appears to be helping students across the state. [H-L] The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it’s forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit. [HuffPo] On [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · UK · Wiretapping

People Continue To Fluff Lil Randy’s Giant Ego

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L] Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo] As he mulls a presidential campaign in 2016, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Investigation · KDP · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · UK · Wasted Money

Alison’s Parents Visited WH Before Her Campaign

September 9th, 2014 · Comments Off

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

Congress Is Still Just Some Old White Guys

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Jessie Brothers, the Lexington man whose love for his injured Jack Russell terrier, Nubbin, touched many people and led to a reunion with his long-lost son, has died. [H-L] A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of [...]

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Tags: Congress · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · Taxes · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping

Lil Randy Paul Flip-Flops For The Millionth Time

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest Rasmussen poll says Mitch McConnell is at 46% and Alison Grimes isa t 41%. [Click the Clicky] The teevee people say McConnell leads Grimes 50 to 46, the first time granny has hit the fancy 50-point mark. [CNN] The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · UK · Wiretapping

Maybe Rand Paul Is An Attention-Starved Baby

August 29th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Dennis Parrett, a Democratic state senator from Elizabethtown, is “definitely considering” running for state agriculture commissioner in 2015. [H-L] Change of habit: how Seattle cops fought an addiction to locking up drug users. [HuffPo] They may be friends of coal but to the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, they are Dirty Denier$ — politicians [...]

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Tags: Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · UK

Rand Paul Lives In His Own Little Fantasy World

August 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

When the University of Kentucky’s new emergency room opened in 2010, Dr. Michael Karpf, executive vice president for UK’s health affairs, compared the sleek new facility to a Ferrari. [H-L] President Barack Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Investigation · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Military · Rand Paul · Steve Beshear · Taxes · UK · Veterans · Wasted Money

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