In light of Myers Middle School closing, Louisville pastors call for school choice options

“The Kentucky Black Alliance for Educational Options Pastors Coalition…is saddened by this attempt to defraud our people and cheat our students out of a great education.” The Louisville-based group’s response to the closing of Myer’s Middle School was published in an op-ed featured in the Monday edition of the Courier-Journal. In their letter, the pastors…

Talk about ‘Future Shock!’: Bankruptcy judge’s ruling further threatens Ky’s drowning pension system

In recent reports on Kentucky’s public pension crisis, the Bluegrass Institute revealed that many  of the 1,701 entities that added to the Kentucky Retirement System over the years (mostly as a result of politicians seeking to curry political favor) were nonpublic agencies added by politicians seeking to curry political favors. However, passage last year of…

Quote of the day: Has the Jefferson County teachers union boss ‘entered the federal witness protection program?’

“Has JCTA President Brent McKim entered the federal witness protection program? With some teachers forced to buy their own chalk, why hasn’t their union chief, to paraphrase Mr. Shakespeare,‘troubled deaf heaven with his bootless cries?’ The silence from the Jefferson County legislative delegation is also deafening. Aren’t they just a tad disappointed that the millions…

Post-election analysis: Get government out of the way

In his post-election analysis (by phone) on Bowling Green’s NewsTalk 93 WKCT’s Drive Time with host Chad Young, Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters opined that our future hope as a country and commonwealth will be found in individual Americans exercising their freedom, not the status of any particular politician. Listen here. (:21) In fact, it really was not our founders’…

Bluegrass Beacon: ‘Taxpayer-eaters’ meet ‘self-serving-politician-eaters’

What some candidates could gain in this year’s election – beyond just winning office – is a stark reminder of how wrong political leaders were when declaring last year that they had adequately addressed Kentucky’s public-pension crisis. Instead, legislators with serious courage deficiencies failed to agree on reforms beyond what they believe are “politically feasible.”…