How important is golf? What about fire protection?

I wrote yesterday about the city of Lexington subsidizing golf courses, a practice which, fortunately, has been questioned by some on the city council. Given the budget crunch Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is experiencing, it seems that the  $1 million annual loss from operating these courses could be put to use for more important things…say…

Lower the price of Kentucky’s legislature

Once again, we have a special legislative session. And once again, newspapers trot out that special session legislative days cost tens of thousands of dollars. So what? As I’ve noted before, regular legislative session days are close to 18 times more expensive than special session days. In that post, I offered to correct my calculation…

Digital learning video series begins today

Video series begins today, fosters better understanding of digital-learning’s potential to improve education (BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) – The Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free market think tank, today begins releasing a series of short videos with non-technical discussions by education analyst Richard G. Innes extolling the benefits of digital learning for both schools and students. Beginning today,…

Kentucky Energy Equation – Kentucky’s bleak economic outlook highlights importance of Kentucky coal

As recently reported, according to the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC’s) most recent edition of “Rich States Poor States”, Kentucky ranks in at an abysmal 39th out of the 50 states for its level of economic competitiveness and economic outlook. This does not bode well for the thousands of Kentuckians hoping the Bluegrass State will…