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.”…

Quote of the day: Finally, someone with some sense about taxpayers’ cents

“At this time, there is not sufficient public support for committing over $350 million in state, city and other funds to a basketball arena and convention center when there are so many well-recognized educational, economic, retirement and health care needs across Lexington and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.” –University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto on proposed…

Kentuckians overwhelmingly say ‘no’ to using state funds to renovate Rupp

Independent-minded Kentuckians don’t take too kindly to a governor and an unelected bureaucratic “project manager” trying to extract $80 million from taxpayers statewide to fund the proposed renovation of Rupp Arena. These same Kentuckians also don’t seem to be swayed by Gov. Beshear’s weak “Louisville got one, so Lexington gets one, too” argument. Perhaps they…