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It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

And You STILL Want A Crazy Ass Pipeline???

April 14th, 2014 · No Comments

U.S Army Corps of Engineers documents show that a planned pipeline project in Kentucky would affect more than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds during construction. [H-L] Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Humor · Kentucky Tourism · Mainstream Mistake · Rand Paul · UK · UofL

Alison Grimes’ Office Made A Major Mistake

April 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A University of Kentucky health survey that was emailed to students last week has drawn attention from a conservative-leaning news website for college students. [H-L] Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, notably photo identification requirements, saying they threaten to [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · College Sports · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Takin yer guns! · The Gays · UK

Jay Blanton: Time To Get A Grip On The Gays

April 10th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As part of his 2015 budget address, Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday proposed that the city authorize $40 million in debt for a $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and attached convention center. [H-L] “Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away, because the [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · UK · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Kentucky Republicans Still Freak Over Health Care

April 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The University of Kentucky’s usually staid board of trustees meeting was interrupted Tuesday by a group of students who oppose UK’s planned outsourcing of its dining services. [H-L] Since the beginning of the year, more than 70 bills related to hemp have been introduced in more than half of the states in the U.S. That’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Mitch McConnell · Senate · UK

An Arena Is Apparently A Life Or Death Thing

March 31st, 2014 · Comments Off

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray crashed Day Four of the legislature’s budget negotiations Saturday to plead for state assistance for his proposed $310 million renovation of Rupp Arena and the attached convention center. [John Cheves] Climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans”, damaging food crops, spreading disease, and melting [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · College Sports · Corruption · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · UK

Alcohol In State Parks? Yes, Please. Bourbon.

March 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Senate Transportation Committee approved a slightly slimmer version of the two-year state road-building plan Wednesday, with fewer projects than the House road plan passed a week ago. [John Cheves] The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Eastern Kentucky · Health Care · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Stats · UK · Wiretapping

The Alex Johnson Story Just Got More Horrific

March 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

When Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers launched their Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) project last year, they promised it would be different. So far, it isn’t looking much different. [Tom Eblen] Florida judicial nominee Darrin Gayles just inched a little closer to becoming the nation’s first black, openly gay man to serve as [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Gambling · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · UK

Greg Fischer Doesn’t Get To Raise Your Taxes

March 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

March Madness isn’t just for college basketball. This week’s Political Paddock column gets in on the action with a would-be Cinderella story, some trash talk and a few Nate Silver predictions. [Sam Youngman] The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people’s [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Budget · College Sports · Economy · Education · First Amendment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Takin yer guns! · Taxes · UK · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

Carter County Suffers At The Hands Of An Idiot

March 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gov. Steve Beshear is ready to act quickly on signing into law a legislative plan to provide relief for school districts that have missed several weeks of classes due to snow days. [H-L] Bill Clinton said Sunday that “everybody can serve everywhere” at a community service project intended to convert vacant Phoenix lots into urban [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UK · UofL · Youth