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Rolling Your Eyes At Fayette Co. Schools Mess?

September 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Fayette County School Board got an earful at its first public meeting since the auditor’s report. Fun fact: This guy has done far less than Montgomery County’s superintendent but Frankfort (Adam Edelen, who has staffers telling us they won’t waste their time in Montgomery County) is taking him more seriously. [H-L] Hundreds of military [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Death Penalty · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · FEAR! · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Taxes · Veterans · Wasted Money

Woah, UofL’s Been Hiding Corruption Since 2008

September 4th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Last week’s guilty plea by former Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson wasn’t the end of the federal investigation into the 2012 Iowa caucus payola scandal — not by a longshot. No wonder Rand Paul’s racist dad left congress. Why are libruls ignoring Lil Randy in all this? He’s surely a bigger threat than hateful Granny [...]

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Tags: Andy Barr · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Military · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Steve Beshear · UofL · Veterans

Vote Vets Message Got Lost In Their Ad, Sadly

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

There’s no disputing veterans issues are important in the U.S. Senate race. There’s also no disputing that Mitch McConnell has played pat-a-cake with veterans for years. So we were a bit surprised when Vote Vets released this anti-McConnell ad: Why? They wasted half the ad on the guy walking down the sidewalk when they could [...]

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Tags: Mitch McConnell · Senate · Veterans

Might As Well Hammer The Rand Thing Again

September 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

Two-thirds of Kentuckians oppose changing the law to allow Rand Paul to run for senate and president at the same time. [H-L] As the debate rages about the best way to fix America’s public schools — from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula — a [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Polling · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · RPK · Takin yer guns! · Veterans · Wasted Money

Fun Health Clinic Scandal Unfolding In Morehead

August 27th, 2014 · Comments Off

With a 4-1 vote Monday, the Fayette County Public Schools board approved tax rates for the 2014-15 school year that represent a 2.3 cent increase per $100 of assessed value. [H-L] After months of campaigning and with primary season nearly at a close, the midterm elections landscape remains decidedly decidedly game-unchanged. [HuffPo] For the first [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Law Enforcement · Polling · Spotted · Stats · Taxes · Veterans

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

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

August 19th, 2014 · Comments Off

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 · Comments Off

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