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Entries Tagged as 'UofL'

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

Yarmuth On Repub Budget & UofL Breakthroughs

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

Here you go: If you want to read his remarks instead: Madam Speaker, budgets don’t heal the sick or solve centuries-long medical challenges. But the programs budgets prioritize can. In my District in Louisville, KY, medical researchers at the University of Louisville and the Frazier Rehab Institute have made an incredible breakthrough. Thanks to an [...]

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Tags: Budget · Congress · John Yarmuth · UofL

Scandal Central UofL Still Does Amazing Things

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Stats · UofL · Youth

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

Neither Crit Nor Greg Will Be Governator, Folks

March 20th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A federal judge on Wednesday gave Gov. Steve Beshear an indefinite delay in a court order requiring Kentucky to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed elsewhere. [John Cheves] This map and these stats really do damage to a lot of Republican talking points about taxes. [HuffPo] Conflict of interest much? Adam Edelen was asked to serve [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Crit Luallen · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Election 2015 · FEAR! · Giving Back · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Steve Beshear · Taxes · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money · Wiretapping

The Bluegrass Pipeline Story Heats Up Again

March 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment District has spent $4.6 million of the $5.5 million set aside for designing the new Rupp Arena and convention center, according to documents obtained by the Herald-Leader. [H-L] As Senate Democrats build campaign attacks tying the political agenda of Charles and David Koch to Republican candidates, conservatives answer with [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · College Sports · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Hypocrisy · John Yarmuth · Kentucky Business · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money · Youth

Nothing To See Here, Gays, Just Move Along

March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

More than 800 miles separate Lexington and Tampa, Fla., but Republicans allied with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were beaming Wednesday as though the Sunshine State was just down the road from Keeneland. [Sam Youngman] Months after overwhelmingly passing in the Senate, a bill that would ban workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Congress · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Labor · Mitch McConnell · Rand Paul · Richie Farmer · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

This Week Is Probably Bevin’s Political Eulogy

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

A project to help laid-off Harlan County miners through sales of coal-themed candles raised more than $26,000, according to one of the organizers. [H-L] Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) took a hit at President Barack Obama on Monday, saying he favors food stamps over a strong military. Maybe because feeding people is more important [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · RPK · Senate · The Gays · UofL · Wasted Money

Some Folks In Morehead Need To Find A Hobby

February 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments

Add cockfighters to the long list of Kentuckians angry with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. [H-L] The White House says President Barack Obama’s upcoming budget proposal will not include his past offer to accept lowered cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs. Those had been a central component of his long-term debt-reduction strategy. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Immigration · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · UofL · Wasted Money