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Entries Tagged as 'Wasted Money'

YET ANOTHER Montgomery Co. Schools Billboard!

September 19th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell doesn’t have the cash for textbooks or the lunch program but can spend tens upon tens of thousands of dollars on billboards promoting himself: NEW BILLBOARD — CLICK TO ENLARGE NEW BILLBOARD — CLICK TO ENLARGE And you wonder why Montgomery County can’t have nice things.

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

Really Polite People Run For The U.S. Senate

September 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Urban County Council gave its blessing Tuesday for CentrePointe developers to seek up to $30 million in bond funding through the Kentucky League of Cities. So it looks like your taxpayer dollars will still be used. [H-L] To most Americans, Gingrich is a charming curiosity: His latest stint with public relevancy was a quixotic [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Corruption · Discrimination · Economy · Education · FEAR! · Health Care · Humor · Jobs · KDP · Mainstream · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Robert Felner · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wasted Money

What’s The Deal With That Girl’s Parents?

September 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tensions between ride-share drivers and taxicab operators boiled over Tuesday after the Urban County Council delayed action on whether to make companies such as Lyft and Uber follow the same regulations as the city’s taxi operators. [H-L] America’s top military officials on Tuesday made the case for President Barack Obama’s strategy to target the Islamic [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Health Care · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Robert Felner · RPK · The Gays · Wasted Money · Youth

Some Potential Insurance Fraud In Montgomery Co?

September 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Or at least something close to it? You’ll likely recall that the Montgomery County Board of Education voted some time ago to ditch superintendent Joshua Powell’s private personal attorney — a guy they’ve paid tens upon tens of thousands of dollars this year alone. All to represent Powell and his inner circle. Instead of using [...]

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

State House Dems Spending Unbelievably Freely

September 17th, 2014 · 1 Comment

What the hell is going on in the State House? Everyone knows state legislators can receive $188.22 per day for interim pay (leadership amounts are higher). But has everyone taken a look at just how much cash people are pocketing for little to nothing to show for it? Let’s take a look at interim pay [...]

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Tags: Greg Stumbo · KDP · RPK · Stats · Wasted Money

Edelen Released The Fayette Co. Schools Audit

September 17th, 2014 · No Comments

State Auditor of Public Accounts Adam Edelen just released his review of Fayette County Public Schools and it’s not a great situation. Take a look at some excerpts from his accompanying press release: Auditor Adam Edelen on Wednesday released a special examination of Fayette County Public Schools, finding chronic mismanagement of the district’s budget and [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Education · Investigation · Wasted Money

There’s A Kid In Need & Maybe You Can Help

September 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Two men vying for Lexington’s top job traveled more frequently than the men who previously held their jobs, an analysis of travel records shows. [H-L] The proportion of coal miners who suffer from an advanced form of black lung disease has skyrocketed in central Appalachia in recent years, according to experts with the National Institute [...]

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Tags: Corruption · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Giving Back · Health Care · Kentucky Business · Kentucky Tourism · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Spotted · Stats · The Gays · Wasted Money

Some Montgomery County Schools Friday Tidbits

September 12th, 2014 · 3 Comments

We hear through the grapevine that Montgomery County Schools superintendent Joshua Powell’s trial could start around January 12. It’s expected to last as long as nine (9!) days. Since Powell gets to decide whether or not it’s closed to the public, you can bet it will be closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean [...]

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Tags: Adam Edelen · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Flashback · Investigation · Joshua Powell · Rumor · Wasted Money

People Continue To Fluff Lil Randy’s Giant Ego

September 11th, 2014 · 2 Comments

The American Heart Association has awarded $1.26 million in grants to the University of Kentucky for cardiovascular research. [H-L] Large churches in the South tend to pay their senior pastors the highest salaries, a new survey finds. That’s right, poorer states have the highest-paid megachurch pastors. [HuffPo] As he mulls a presidential campaign in 2016, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Environment · FEAR! · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Investigation · KDP · Poverty · Rand Paul · Spotted · UK · Wasted Money

Montgomery’s Lawyer Mess Probably Isn’t Over

September 5th, 2014 · 14 Comments

A few weeks ago the Montgomery County Board of Education killed superintendent Joshua Powell’s ability to use his personal friend/attorney at board expense. The vote was 3-2 but the community felt empowered after that. It was a big moment for the county — big enough to capture on video. His free legal ride at taxpayer [...]

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