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Entries Tagged as 'Youth'

It’s Always About The Big Money In Frankfort

April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Economy · Education · Health Care · Jobs · Mitch McConnell · Stats · UK · Youth

Presser/Signing: Kentucky Bans E-Cigs For Minors

April 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Since you likely missed it, here’s Governor Steve Beshear at yesterday’s signing of Senate Bill 109, banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors: Feel free to click here for more information about the bill.

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Tags: Health Care · Steve Beshear · Youth

Ethics Will Never Be A Big Thing In Frankfort

April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · FEAR! · Greg Stumbo · Hypocrisy · Law Enforcement · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Wiretapping · Youth

Grimes Awards Kids With Some Sweet Cash

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Yep, we’re quick to hit Grimes for everything she does. But this thing is actually good. From a press release early yesterday: Three Kentucky middle school students’ original slogans were chosen by the public to help promote voting in Kentucky in the Secretary of State’s 25th annual Slogan Contest. Evan Chaney, an eighth grader at [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Youth

Scandal Central UofL Still Does Amazing Things

April 9th, 2014 · No Comments

And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · Corruption · Economy · Election 2015 · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Polling · Poverty · Senate · Stats · UofL · Youth

Lexington Police Have Serious Explaining To Do

April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off

An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]

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Tags: Campaign Finance · College Sports · Corruption · Death Penalty · Economy · Flashback · Investigation · Jack Conway · Law Enforcement · Senate · Stats · Steve Beshear · Wasted Money · Youth

Frankfort Loves Sticking It To Suffering Children

April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off

The state has appealed an order requiring it to give Kentucky’s two largest newspapers documents on children killed or badly injured as a result of abuse or neglect. This is unreal. People are starting to come forward to talk about some of the secret investigations and they’re mind-blowing. Some involve grandchildren of legislators. [H-L] Two [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Greg Stumbo · Health Care · Investigation · Mitch McConnell · Poverty · Stats · Wasted Money · Youth

Jack Conway Changes Practices With Kid Photos

March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off

Maybe Jack Conway really does get it? FROM A RELEASE Because he’s stopped using kids as a backdrop for his drug talk photos.

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Tags: Jack Conway · Spotted · Youth

Carter County Suffers At The Hands Of An Idiot

March 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gov. Steve Beshear is ready to act quickly on signing into law a legislative plan to provide relief for school districts that have missed several weeks of classes due to snow days. [H-L] Bill Clinton said Sunday that “everybody can serve everywhere” at a community service project intended to convert vacant Phoenix lots into urban [...]

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Tags: Alison Grimes · College Sports · Eastern Kentucky · Education · Environment · Giving Back · Mitch McConnell · Senate · Steve Beshear · The Gays · UK · UofL · Youth

Papaw Bigot Goes To Talk To Puppets Again

March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off

Papaw is back on Sesame Street! Puppets are his core constituency.

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Tags: FEAR! · Spotted · Steve Beshear · Youth