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You Daytime Drinking Over Senate Shenanigans?

September 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

There were 13,000 fewer people working in a 23-county area in Eastern Kentucky’s coalfield in May 2014 than a year earlier. [H-L] Chelsea Manning on Tuesday sued Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Pentagon in federal court for access to hormone therapy, warning that her mental condition is rapidly deteriorating in the face of more [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Military · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Don’t Drink & Ride Your Lawnmower, Meemaws

September 16th, 2014 · Comments Off

Police in Pulaski County recently worked two incidents in a week’s time involving alleged drunk drivers on riding lawn mowers, including one arrested after he ​drove to the drive-through window at a fast-food restaurant, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office. [H-L] An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Congress · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Flashback · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · KDP · Kentucky Tourism · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Wiretapping

Cyclists Sure Do Fire People Up These Days

September 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

From a press release… One of the most offensive anti-Islam ads from the Democrats. Really? Starting it off with THAT?! Bluegrass Rural, a Kentucky-based Super PAC, will start airing a radio ad next week that says Mitch McConnell “turned his back on our men in women in uniform.” The ad cites McConnell’s April 2005 vote [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Embarrassing · FEAR! · Health Care · Iraq · KDP · Labor · Military · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Senate · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping

Now Even The Olds Are Being Screwed By Loans

September 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

A program developed by the University of Kentucky to reduce sexual violence in high schools appears to be helping students across the state. [H-L] The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it’s forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty, according to a government audit. [HuffPo] On [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Kentucky Business · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Senate · Taxes · UK · Wiretapping

Kentucky Already Knew Its Kids Were Super-Fat

September 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

Under a broiling sun Thursday in front of the Kentucky Capitol, House Republican Leader Jeff Hoover explained and expounded on his vision for a Republican-led state House. [H-L] Please, Republicans, keep touting your wingnuts who do nothing to push their racism all over the place. [HuffPo] Recent botched executions in Oklahoma and Ohio throw into [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Corruption · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Health Care · Immigration · Jobs · Law Enforcement · Spotted · Stats · Takin yer guns! · Wiretapping · Youth

Your Commonwealth: 24/7 Environment Killing Fun

September 5th, 2014 · 1 Comment

The state this week finalized new rules on coal-mining permits that include upgraded water-quality standards. Several environmental groups argue the rules aren’t strong enough, however, and are suing over one key provision. [H-L] Lil Randy raised eyebrows this weekend when he endorsed one of the most hawkish positions toward the Islamic State militants currently wreaking [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Budget · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Health Care · Immigration · Investigation · Iraq · Journalism · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Rand Paul · Senate · Stats · The Gays · Wiretapping

Congress Is Still Just Some Old White Guys

September 4th, 2014 · Comments Off

Jessie Brothers, the Lexington man whose love for his injured Jack Russell terrier, Nubbin, touched many people and led to a reunion with his long-lost son, has died. [H-L] A North Carolina death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence on Tuesday was once held up by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an example of [...]

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Tags: Congress · Death Penalty · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Environment · Flashback · Giving Back · Hal Rogers · Health Care · Humor · Law Enforcement · Poverty · Rand Paul · Taxes · The Gays · UK · Wiretapping

Lil Randy Paul Flip-Flops For The Millionth Time

September 3rd, 2014 · 1 Comment

The latest Rasmussen poll says Mitch McConnell is at 46% and Alison Grimes isa t 41%. [Click the Clicky] The teevee people say McConnell leads Grimes 50 to 46, the first time granny has hit the fancy 50-point mark. [CNN] The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Congress · Discrimination · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Kentucky Business · Labor · Law Enforcement · Mainstream Mistake · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Rand Paul · UK · Wiretapping

Gotta Sweeten That Pension Up A Whole Bunch

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

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

Hal Heiner Oblivious To What’s About To Come

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

More from the Department of Things That Don’t Matter… Harrodsburg police officer David Patterson will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot for U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Libertarian. [H-L] NOW Rand Paul has decided to go all silent on Iraq? Now? Of all times? [HuffPo] Here’s an example of Hal Heiner’s campaign staff going [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Barack Obama · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Election 2015 · Health Care · Humor · Hypocrisy · Immigration · Iraq · Kentucky Business · Presidential Race · Rand Paul · Senate · Wiretapping