Taxpayers on the hook for part-time pensions?

In the Lexington Herald-Leader’s watchdog series, Bill Estep printed a story Sunday about Kentucky taxpayers funding hundreds of part time pensions for city council members all over the state. Funding part-time pensions with taxpayer dollars is something that will only receive more attention in the months and years to come. Governments at all levels across the…

Taking liberty to the airwaves: BIPPS’ inaugural appearance Tuesday on Nelson County’s ‘Brooks & Co.’ radio show

Join Jim Waters, vice president for communications, on his inaugural appearance Tuesday at 11 a.m. on the “Brooks & Company” radio show on Bardstown’s 1320 WBRT-AM. Listen live here. The show, which airs each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to Noon, is hosted by Jim Brooks, editor of the Nelson County Gazette, which recently began carrying…

Blast from a past ‘Bluegrass Beacon’ column: Beauty and the gambling beast

This from an August 2007 Bluegrass Beacon column, “Beauty and the gambling beast” about then-gubernatorial candidate Steve Beshear’s wager on expanded gambling to fix Kentucky’s fiscal woes seemed appropriate about now, since the issue is back.   If I was still wearing my reporter’s hat, I expect an interview with the candidate would go something like this:…