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Grimes releases GOP poll showing dead heat with McConnell
Alison Lundergan Grimes, candidate for US Senate.
Grimes releases GOP poll showing dead heat with McConnell

Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign sent out an email blast this morning to supporters saying that a GOP poll shows that a statistical dead heat exists between Grimes and Senator McConnell.

 

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Legislative Bills with Potential for High Local Impact
Legislative Bills with Potential for High Local Impact

The Kentucky 2014 Legislature is at the 42 % mark as of February 11, 2014. This means some 367 bills have been filed with the House of Representative and 133 with the Senate. At this writing, two bills, SB 7 and SB 113 have passed both Houses and gone to the Governor for his signature.

Out of the 564 bills trying to become law, we believe 38 will directly impact the counties and communities of West Kentucky.

To see our top 38, follow the jump.

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Cleaning up the Legislative Redistricting Mess from 2013
Legislative districts - the House map
Cleaning up the Legislative Redistricting Mess from 2013

(February 13, 2014) - The Kentucky Legislature has primarily two major functions.

One is to design and pass a budget for the operations of Kentucky State Government every two years...The other important job is to declare and approve the legislative districts boundaries for House of  Representative and Senate races.

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Spc. Christopher A. Landis, Independence KY
Spc. Christopher A. Landis
Spc. Christopher A. Landis, Independence KY

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today recognized the sacrifice of a Kentucky soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Spc. Christopher A. Landis, 27, of Independence, Kentucky, died Feb. 10, on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from wounds received when the enemy attacked his dismounted patrol with a rocket propelled grenade in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

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Jeff Wiggins, President, West KY AFL-CIO
Jeff Wiggins, President, West KY AFL-CIO

Sen. Mitch McConnell we’re on to your con job.

You still want us to believe that you are responsible for the cancer screenings and compensation program for workers at the U.S. Enrichment Corp.’s Paducah gaseous diffusion plant and other nuclear facilities.

But we know that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was the lead sponsor of the Energy Employees Occupational Compensation Program Act of 2000, which benefits nuclear workers who have suffered from cancer and other serious illnesses related to radiation exposure.

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Tracking Social Change: How Grocery Store Magazines Foretell Future Trends
Tracking Social Change: How Grocery Store Magazines Foretell Future Trends

...The modern American economy is based upon one simple fact. That fact is that 70% of our economy is based upon a strong and steady consumer society spending money.

As a futurist, I am a bottom feeder.

Unlike my colleagues in the big Washington DC or New York think tanks, I collect most of my raw data from the streets. I have trained myself over the years of studying how disruptive technology impacts our local and regional daily lives. With no large research budget or staff, I have to be aware of change from a personal 4 foot square..

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Politics & Government

SB 113 (redistricting) is good example of Insider Fast Track

Fast track bills are most often about raw power, money, or doing something bad to someone.

Senate Bill 113 is an example of this thinking... Population figures seem to be off the mark for a House seat population. There may be a legal issue that House District No. 1 is not in good legal standing. If this ever proven to be the case, House Districts 2,3,4,5,6 would become off their population mark.

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Editorials

Senate Bill 31: Be Scared of UN Black Helicopters Over KY
The story of SB 31 is about King Coal.
Senate Bill 31: Be Scared of UN Black Helicopters Over KY

"...Why would three Kentucky state senators believe it necessary to file a bill in opposition to UN Agenda 21?

Kentucky politics has been bought and sold around the concept that coal is Kentucky’s Ace in the Hole. For over a hundred years, coal has provided jobs and economic development to Eastern Kentucky..."

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