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Entries Tagged as 'Wasted Money'

Ferguson Highlights Our Sad National Disgrace

August 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Republicans demanded Tuesday that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes disclose more information about her campaign’s use of a bus and other services provided at seemingly discounted prices by a company her father owns. [H-L] The fight over whether shoppers should be allowed to tote guns openly in American businesses is about to spill [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Investigation · Law Enforcement · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

Bi-Partisan Louisville Effort To Clean Up LMAS

August 19th, 2014 · No Comments

You can’t even wear a towel and sing Christmas carols outside a Lexington school these days without getting arrested. [H-L] More than five years into an economic recovery, with unemployment falling and the stock market at record highs, millions of Americans like Taormina still can’t afford basic nutrition, according to a blockbuster study. [HuffPo] State [...]

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Tags: Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Flashback · Greg Fischer · Humor · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Rand Paul · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

On The Amount Powell Has Cost MoCo Front…

August 19th, 2014 · 10 Comments

$32.40 on January 15 for a trip to Lexington for the KEDC and CKEC monthly meetings. The claimed breakdown: 72 miles @ $0.45 per mile = 32.40 At the CKEC meeting, he got lunch and heard reports from EPSB, the American Heart Association and various CKEC honchos. $165.05 from January 31 to February 2 for [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Matt Bevin Tries To Re-Write Recent History

August 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Alison’s folks probably should think twice before bringing family members into politics. Because now Jerry Lundergan’s potentially illegal contributions to his daughter’s campaign are front and center. Tens upon tens of thousands in bus rental fees, reduced catering and event fees, the list goes on for days. [Politico] Gale Harris-Oliver sits on a new picnic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Embarrassing · Environment · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Joshua Powell · Journalism · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Presidential Race · Taxes · UofL · Wasted Money

How Much HAS Powell Cost Montgomery Co?

August 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell has long claimed that lawsuits filed against him have cost the district more than $500,000. He’s said this at meetings, in the press, to anyone who will listen. So why would he be trying to assert that the only insurance claim paid by Montgomery County related to any settlement [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Audit Of The KY School Boards Insurance Trust?

August 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

We hear through the grapevine that the Department of Insurance is auditing the Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust. No one wants to confirm it on-the-record, however. If anyone wants to pony up intel, have at it. Seems like only yesterday when Jack Conway was asked to investigate fraud at KSBIT… and then we heard nothing [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Rumor · Wasted Money

Montgomery Co. Didn’t Obtain IP Info As Claimed

August 15th, 2014 · 5 Comments

Just in case anyone needed more proof that Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell was lying through his teeth about Topix? Specifically, lying about obtaining IP addresses of people commenting on the site? Here you go: CLICK TO ENLARGE He lied. Board Chair Kenney Gulley lied. The district doesn’t have that information.

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Tags: Corruption · Education · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Wasted Money

Your Evening Roundup Of Awful Happenings

August 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment

But there’s plenty of money for the damn Ark Park! The state’s top economic development official said in a letter to city officials this week that the state won’t issue $30 million in state bonds for the controversial CentrePointe development. [H-L] Police violence broke out again in Ferguson, Missouri, Wednesday night, as the streets filled [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Journalism · Kentucky Business · KY Supreme Court · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Wasted Money

Gotta Sweeten That Pension Up A Whole Bunch

August 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Gotta get that pension bump! State Sen. Bob Leeper has filed paperwork to run for McCracken County judge-executive. [H-L] Rand Paul thinks civilization will fall apart if abortion rights aren’t curtailed. The stupid gets thicker by the day with this small man. [HuffPo] The ethics of experimental Ebola medications are no academic matter for Liberian [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Mainstream Mistake · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Wiretapping


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