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Kentucky Blocks Muckraking Websites:

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Kentucky's Commonwealth Office of Technology has blocked websites that expose government corruption from state government employees computers. Sites blocked include the liberal blog Bluegrassreport.org, a site that has helped uncover and report on the merit hiring scandal that led to the indictment of Kentucky's Governor Ernie Fletcher (R), and one of our favorite sites TPM Muckraker! Check out bluegrassreport.org for the whole list of blocked sites and up to date info. The governor gets indicted and then he blocks employees from reading about the allegations online. Not a great PR move for Ernie.

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Kentucky Governor Indicted:

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Governor Ernie Fletcher (R-KY) was just indicted. From WHAS-11 News:

Governor Ernie Fletcher has been indicted by the Merit Hiring Grand Jury on charges of conspicacy to commit politcal discrimination. This is culmination of months of investigation by the Attorney General, Greg Stumbo and a blanket pardon from Governor Fletcher. It should be noted that the pardon does not include the governor.
For some crib notes on this particular scandal check out TPM's Grand Ole Docket.

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