Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shocker: LG&E’s Cane Run Berlin Ash Wall doesn’t work

Now that LG&E has built their little fence in front of their Cane Run sludge processing plant, neighbors across the street can breath easy, as coal ash will no longer rain down on their houses. Or, as this video shot by neighbor Greg Walker on Saturday shows, perhaps not: The sludge processing plant was not […]

Auditor Edelen releases devastating findings on Richie Farmer in special examination

This morning, Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen released the findings of his special examination into Richie Farmer’s handling of the Department of Agriculture during his term, which he says shows “a toxic culture of entitlement and self-dealing at Kentucky taxpayers’ expense.” Edelen will be referring the report to the Kentucky Attorney General, Executive Branch Ethics […]

Exclusive report: Boel and the panhandlers

Looking for a big win on the first night of the spring television ratings period, WAVE-3 tapped a veteran newsman to take down the lying sacks who compel hardworking tornado-stricken communities to fork over cash every goddamn day so that they can afford a fat cat paradise. Who are these pirates? Take it from here, […]

Coal Court Round-up: Kentuckians 3, Beshear 0

Back in 2010, Kentucky environmental groups discovered that Frasure Creek Mining was committing thousands of violations of the Clean Water Act and announced their intent to sue. Gov. Beshear’s Energy and Environment Cabinet had other ideas, attempting to prevent that lawsuit from going forward by negotiating a slap on the wrist settlement with Frasure. The […]

840 health professionals say coal ash is hazardous to health

While environmental groups are suing the EPA to finally regulate coal ash — as House Republicans try to prevent any regulation — yesterday a petition was released with the signatures of 840 medical doctors, health scientists, nurses, and other health professionals outlining the harm that exposure to coal ash imposes on human health. Here’s part […]

McConnell says transparency is a threat to freedom

A day after voting to eliminate the law responsible for reducing domestic violence by half over the last 18 years, Mitch McConnell took on another terrifying enemy today: transparency in political advertising. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Friday he sees an FCC rule to publicize political advertising spending as a potential burden […]

Official end of Richie Farmer’s political career scheduled for Monday morning

For those wanting to attend to the event, State Auditor Adam Edelen’s office just announced that they will release the findings of their “special examination of the administration of former Commissioner of Agriculture Richie Farmer” at 10:00 Monday morning, presumably highlighting the clepto antics of Kentucky’s favorite mustachioed, ball-playing child prodigy from the mountains. By […]

Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell vote against the Violence Against Women Act

The Violence Against Women Act– which usually passes unanimously or near-unanimously — was approved to be reauthorized today in the Senate by a 68-31 vote. Those 31 nay votes? They were all white Republican men. Two of the 31 were our own Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mitch McConnell. Considering how much libertarian men hate […]

GOP 4th District congressional candidates get their debate on

LEO Weekly was at Oldham County High School last night for the 4th congressional District Republican candidate forum, where a packed auditorium heard about the evils of Obama, Obamacare and everything the president touches. The winner of next month’s primary will be Kentucky’s new representative in D.C., baring a miraculous Democratic victory this fall in […]

Dick Lugar down in poll, but Pat Boone has his back

With less than two weeks to go until primary day in Indiana, another poll released today (by the good people at Citizens United) shows that longtime Sen. Dick Lugar is seriously on the ropes in his GOP primary fight with Tea Party animal Richard Mourdock. Mourdock is up on Lugar 44 to 39 percent, which […]