Beshear joins coal industry to fight EPA

In recent months, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has acted with unprecedented encroachment, circumventing the law with more stringent regulations for the coal industry. In early October, the EPA blocked 11 water permits in the Appalachian region. Yesterday, Kentucky responded. Gov. Beshear and the Kentucky Coal Association filed suit in a federal court in Pikeville.…

Institute chair on PBS

Kathy Gornik, Bluegrass Institute board chair, used the current political campaign to make an important contrast on PBS between business and government. “We create wealth as opposed to being on the dole where they have to confiscate money from those who produce wealth, like myself, and then redistribute it other people,” Gornik told PBS NewsHour…

Charter School and Educational Options roundtable discussions being held this week

Richard Innes, the Bluegrass Institute’s education analyst, will present information on the current performance of Kentucky’s public education system at forums being held Tuesday in Lexington and Louisville. The Lexington Forum, hosted by the Asteroids Organization and Imani Baptist Church, will be held in the Imani Baptist Church Hospitality Room at 1555 Georgetown Rd. from…

A cup o’ TEA in Louisville

Jim Waters, Bluegrass Institute vice president of policy and communications, will speak tomorrow at a Louisville TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party rally, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Jefferson Square. Other speakers include Louisville Tea Party President Dan Blanchard, Les Naiman, host of “The Voice of Liberty” on WGTK-AM, and…