Monthly Archives: October 2018

Dem candidate Linderman conducts one-man debate

Dem candidate Linderman conducts one-man debate

His opponent was not present, but that didn’t stop Hank Linderman, the Democratic candidate for Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District seat, from engaging Wednesday in a debate of sorts with U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Bowling Green. A small crowd gathered at the Warren County Public Library’s Bob Kirby Branch, where Linderman spoke about issues ranging from…more »

How a Gang of Hedge Funders Strip-Mined Kentucky’s Public Pensions

How a Gang of Hedge Funders Strip-Mined Kentucky’s Public Pensions

In April 2008, a longtime investment adviser named Chris Tobe was appointed to the board of trustees that oversees the Kentucky Retirement Systems, the pension fund that provides for the state’s firefighters, police, and other government employees. Within a year, his fellow trustees named Tobe to the six-person committee that oversees its investments, becoming the…more »

Ad supporting Arkansas Republican caricatures black women

Ad supporting Arkansas Republican caricatures black women

A radio ad supporting an Arkansas Congressman seeking reelection features racist caricatures of black women and claims white Democrats will be “lynching black folk again.” Two women featured in the ad, paid for by the Black Americans for the President’s Agenda political action committee, discuss the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett…more »

10 Key Questions About The Khashoggi Affair To Answer Before Buying The Press Narrative

10 Key Questions About The Khashoggi Affair To Answer Before Buying The Press Narrative

On October 2, Saudi national and U.S. green-card holder Jamal Khashoggi reportedly walked into the Saudi consulate to resolve issues related to his marital status. Through anonymous leaks to the press, Turkish sources claim he did not leave the diplomatic facility alive. More anonymous sources claim he was tortured and murdered, allegations repeated in the…more »

ACT scores from Kentucky public schools show slight increase

ACT scores from Kentucky public schools show slight increase

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The percentage of Kentucky public high school graduates meeting the state’s college readiness benchmarks on the ACT college-entrance exam in English, mathematics and reading saw a slight increase, according to data released Wednesday by ACT. The state benchmarks represent the minimum scores that guarantee students entry into corresponding credit-bearing courses at Kentucky…more »

This Is The Race That Will Tell Democrats If They’re Headed For A House Majorit

This Is The Race That Will Tell Democrats If They’re Headed For A House Majorit

President Donald Trump on Saturday is expected to parachute into the middle of a surprisingly close congressional race in Kentucky. He wants to rally conservatives around a GOP incumbent under siege from one of the leading faces of Democratic efforts to regain control of the House of Representatives. Democrats don’t necessarily need retired Lt. Col.…more »

Trump and Republicans have put America in crisis. ‘Mob’ and ‘socialism’ won’t erase that.

Trump and Republicans have put America in crisis. ‘Mob’ and ‘socialism’ won’t erase that.

Conservatives from President Donald Trump on down are weaving a fiery, comforting fantasy about Democrats in these final weeks before the midterm elections. They are a party of ardent socialists who would inflict Medicare on everyone and bankrupt the country. Their presidential front-runner for 2020 is Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti. The Brett Kavanaugh affair…more »

Beshear and Conway ‘unknowingly’ got illegal Longmeyer contributions

Beshear and Conway ‘unknowingly’ got illegal Longmeyer contributions

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance found Thursday that Democrats Andy Beshear and Jack Conway accepted illegal third party contributions from the Tim Longmeyer bribery scheme, but did so unknowingly. The registry’s board voted to accept the finding of staff auditors that Beshear’s 2015 campaign for attorney general got $4,000, and Conway’s…more »

EKU faculty oppose Trump’s visit. Here’s what they told EKU’s president in open letter.

EKU faculty oppose Trump’s visit. Here’s what they told EKU’s president in open letter.

Last Friday, just after President Donald Trump announced a campaign stop at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum, emails started flying around campus. Professors emailed each other, students emailed professors and lots more people emailed President Michael Benson, some in support of the event, but many in opposition. That discussion ended with an open letter signed…more »

Accusations fly during and after contract review committee meeting

Accusations fly during and after contract review committee meeting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Another Republican made a pay-for-play politics accusation against a Democratic officeholder on Tuesday, this time leveled against Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. Lindsay Hughes Thurston, senior advisor to Grimes, was asked during a meeting of the General Assembly’s Government Contract Review Committee about a contract with the law firm…more »

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