Kentucky Energy Equation – EPA resignation demonstrates the uphill battle for Kentucky’s state sovereignty

Today’s resignation at the Environmental Protection Agency illustrates the uphill battle Kentuckians face in defending our energy sovereignty – but today’s battle was a victory for the home team. A regional official at the EPA turned in his resignation today after failing to downplay the comments he made regarding his office’s strategy for enforcing the…

A new era of transparency: Bipartisan investigation reveals department anything but ‘Kentucky Proud’

His exploits on the basketball court will not be the only thing that remains “unforgettable” about former University of Kentucky basketball standout Richie Farmer’s life in the limelight. An audit by released today by State Auditor Adam Edelen of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture — known for its Kentucky Proud food products — under Farmer’s…

Great 2012 General Assembly summary

Representative government is almost always a messy business, frequently frustrating and rarely a hundred-percent satisfactory. A contentious 2012 Kentucky General Assembly came to a close this month. Scott Payton, assistant public relations officer with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission, provided a great, nonpartisan press release chronicling some of the dramatic issues this year. You can…

Kentucky Energy Equation – ALEC is a key ally in the battle for Kentucky’s energy sovereignty

The list of allies fighting for Kentucky’s energy sovereignty against the unilateral mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency continues to grow. One ally that deserves special mention on that list is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC has been vitally important in helping the Bluegrass Institute sponsor a piece of model legislation that champions…