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Entries Tagged as 'UofL'

A Look Back At Old Shirl’s UofL Money Scandals

February 5th, 2015 · Comments Off

Sometimes there are stories in the Courier-Journal that are too good not to excerpt. Not surprisingly, they’re almost always from Wolfson. Like this one. So feast your eyes: Shirley Willihnganz, who dramatically increased the University of Louisville’s graduation rate during 13 years as provost — but was criticized for defending notorious Education school Dean Robert […]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Robert Felner · UofL · Wasted Money

Medical Weed Supporters Losing Some Hope

February 5th, 2015 · 2 Comments

President Barack Obama unveiled his $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday morning, and there were a number of proposals near and dear to the future of Kentucky and its coal-producing regions. So naturally Kentucky junior U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was on radio and television talking about … vaccinations? [H-L] President Barack Obama’s nearly $4 trillion […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Budget · Campaign Finance · Congress · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Rand Paul · The Gays · UofL

Now Ed Hart Wants To Get His Money Back

January 16th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Spoiler alert: Ashley Judd wasn’t really surprised that Alison Grimes lost and knew all along Grimes’ campaign was a lost cause. She would have gotten much further because she’s true to herself. Actress and Kentucky native Ashely Judd said this week that she was “shocked and disappointed” that Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes […]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · Health Care · Investigation · Jack Conway · Jobs · Jonathan Miller · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Robert Felner · Senate · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

A Post-Christmas Early Morning Round Up

December 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

The Lexington Parking Authority is declaring its Food for Fines campaign a success. LexPark said the campaign collected more than 6,200 cans of food at its North Broadway location as payment for more than 600 meter citations. [H-L] A black teen was fatally shot by an officer on Tuesday night just two miles from Ferguson, […]

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Tags: Afghanistan · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Law Enforcement · Poverty · UofL

Some Folks Just Realized Boyd County Is Smelly

December 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Andy Beshear needs all the help he can get, so he’s on the annual Christmas card sent out by papaw’s crew at the KDRP. [H-L] The most popular argument for cutting corporate taxes — that it helps create jobs — doesn’t seem to be true. [HuffPo] Thank goodness Greg Stumbo can still get something right. […]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Flashback · Greg Stumbo · Journalism · KDP · Kentucky Business · Military · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Taxes · UofL · Youth

Should Alison Try To Lose Another Big Race?

December 11th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Democrats are divided over whether Grimes should run for governator. You may recall the first time Forrest Gump touched a football. [Sam Youngman] House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut funding for the nation’s largest source of grants for college students to pay student loan contractors, according to legislation that would fund the federal […]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · RPK · Taxes · UofL

W. Keith Hall AND UofL In The Same Roundup!

December 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A federal judge agreed Thursday to postpone the Jan. 5 bribery trial of state Rep. W. Keith Hall, D-Phelps. In her order, U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell said a new trial date will be set at a Dec. 18 hearing in Lexington. Hall’s lawyer had requested the delay, saying he needed to review 13,807 pages […]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · UofL · Wasted Money

Something Positive Happened In Bullitt County

December 4th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another fun scandal is brewing at the University of Louisville. The VP of Human Resources was canned and escorted away by cops. [The ‘Ville Voice] Lexington police Chief Ronnie Bastin was promoted to public safety commissioner on Tuesday, and the city quickly began a search for a new chief. [H-L] For Dreamers, the president’s unveiling […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Iraq · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

Jean-Marie Is Already Screwing Things Way Up

December 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

You’ve heard of the war on coal? Get ready for the war on farming. Jean-Marie is a lot like Alison Daddy’s’ Name Grimes. Only not as intelligent, not a millionaire and not as capable. Same daddy problem, though. Welcome to 2015. [H-L] Mitch McConnell has been dreaming about cutting major deals as Senate majority leader […]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Stats · Steve Beshear · UofL

State Pension System Still A Sad Disaster

November 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Leaders of the largest pension system for state workers learned Wednesday morning that it has only 21 percent of the money it’s expected to need for future payouts, down from 23 percent in 2013 and continuing a steady decline during the past decade. [H-L] Rand Paul said Wednesday that Congress should take legal action against […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money