Bluegrass Beacon: Kentucky Wired versus the Big Dig

Editor’s note: The Bluegrass Beacon column is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. What does a silver bullet cost? At least $490 million – the figure being thrown around by bureaucrats charged with implementing Kentucky Wired, the ill-advised 3,400-mile statewide…

Government by secret committee: a clear abuse of the public’s right to know

In 2015 the Bluegrass Institute appealed the Kentucky Board of Education’s denial of an open meetings complaint to the Office of the Kentucky Attorney General. There was nothing unusual in that act. The Kentucky Attorney General reviews multiple open meetings appeals each year. What was unusual was the fact that an esteemed public body charged…