Kentucky Energy Equation – List of allies fighting for Kentucky energy sovereignty gets even longer

The list of allies fighting for Kentucky’s energy sovereignty seems to get longer every day. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY, 2nd District) and Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN, 9th District) joined forces this past Monday to speak out against the Draconian mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency which threaten to choke the economic vitality out of Appalachia’s…

“Rich States, Poor States” highlights Tennessee’s success – and Kentucky’s failure

A good way to judge one’s placement in any competition is a comparison with one’s closest, most similar adversaries. If we’re talking about a state’s economic performance and outlook, the relevant competition for Kentucky is its closest neighbors in states like Indiana and Tennessee. Taking a look at Kentucky’s economic performance in the most recently…

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…