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Lesson In Taxpayer-Funded Campaigning From Alison Daddy’s Name Grimes – State Fair Edition

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Just in case Jack Conway’s pandering wasn’t enough, here’s a release Alison Grimes sent out from her official office yesterday: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes today joined guests at the Kentucky State Fair for Military Monday to honor Kentucky’s many active-duty and veteran military members. Grimes participated in the Military Monday opening ceremonies [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Military · Senate · Veterans

GO TO THE KENTUCKY STATE FAIR, MEEMAWS!

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

In a Southern Living magazine online listing, three Kentucky attractions — Mammoth Cave, the Cumberland Falls moonbow and the Red River Gorge — are among its Seven Wonders of the South. [H-L] Less than half of borrowers with the most common type of federal student loan are repaying their debt on time, new data released [...]

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Tags: Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Veterans · Wasted Money

Coursey Will Have A Tough Time At Fancy Farm

August 1st, 2014 · Comments Off

It appears that Brian Linder might be one of the dumbest people in Frankfort. And that’s saying a lot. [H-L] Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. The bill would have prohibited companies from deducting expenses related to moving their operations to a foreign [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Environment · Greg Fischer · Greg Stumbo · Immigration · John Yarmuth · Journalism · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Taxes · Veterans · Wasted Money · Youth

Marijuana Could Be Kentucky’s Economic Savior

July 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Rand Paul isn’t going person to person to try to sell his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to minority groups. But with only about 60 people gathering to hear Paul’s highly anticipated speech to the National Urban League on Friday morning, it sure felt that way. [H-L] The House of Representatives voted Friday [...]

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Tags: Congress · Corruption · Economy · Embarrassing · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wiretapping

Surprise: McConnell Has Time For Prison System

July 25th, 2014 · Comments Off

It would appear upon first glance that Somerset is trying to become the new London. [H-L] Islamic State militants seized four small oilfields when they swept through north Iraq last month and are now selling crude oil and gasoline from them to finance their newly declared “caliphate”. [HuffPo] The three appellate judges who will consider [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Greg Fischer · Immigration · Iraq · Mitch McConnell · The Gays · Veterans · Youth

Can’t Say It Better Than Tom Eblen Says It

July 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

Mail processing for Lexington is scheduled to be moved to Louisville and Knoxville next year. The U.S. Postal Service said the processing center on Nandino Boulevard is among 82 facilities nationwide that are planned for “consolidation” in 2015. [H-L] President Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in a legal battle that threatens to unravel his [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Heather French Henry · Humor · Immigration · KDP · Veterans

Is It November Yet? We’re All Ready For The End

July 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

When asked by text message whether he plans to support Grimes’ campaign, Marksberry responded: “Absolutely not.” [H-L] In October of 2011, Jeromy Coots helped transport the lifeless body of his older brother out of the coal mine where they’d worked together in eastern Kentucky. Richard Coots, just 23 years old, had been crushed to death [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Iraq · Jobs · Kentucky Tourism · Senate · Takin yer guns! · UofL · Veterans

The Wingate Scandal Is The Chatter Of Frankfort

July 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Are you a generous person or someone who loves animals? Help Jackson the Dachshund out ASAP, as he needs surgery! Jessica has been a tireless advocate for years and has definitely given more than she’s received. Let’s all pitch in. [Go Fund Me!] A new digital emergency communication system in Lexington allows inter-agency communication throughout [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congress · Corruption · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Flashback · Gambling · Health Care · Immigration · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Veterans · Youth

EPSB Continues Circling The Powell Wagons

July 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Campbellsville University should just ditch that million bucks from the Kentucky Baptist Convention closet cases and tell them to suck it. [H-L] One of the biggest riddles in Earth’s history is why animals did not evolve after a spike in oxygen levels approximately 2.3 billion years ago. Instead, despite what scientists had thought was a [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Presidential Race · Richie Farmer · Taxes · Veterans

School Funding Disparity & Judicial Shenanigans

July 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments

A petition was posted last week on GoPetition.com signed by parents upset that socioeconomic status is a primary consideration in redrawing Fayette schools attendance zones. [H-L] The testimony of nine military officers undermines contentions by Republican lawmakers that a “stand-down order” held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Economy · Education · Election 2015 · Gambling · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Jack Conway · Military · Mitch McConnell · UofL · Veterans · Wasted Money