‘Revolutionary’ idea: Markets, not governments, should determine smoking policies

Nonsmoker Jim Waters, director of policy and communications for the Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s free-market think tank, will debate government-imposed smoking bans on Western Kentucky University’s Revolution 91.7, WWHR-FM, on Tuesday at 7:15 (EST)/6:15 p.m. (CST). Waters’ opponent will be smoker Will Doolin, a junior majoring in broadcasting with a minor in meteorology.The 15-minute program is…

Kentucky 1792

It’s time to stand up for liberty. In 1792, the animating spirit of each Kentuckian was that of personal independence and open liberty. Where is that spirit today? Oppressive bureaucrats increasingly threaten this spirit of self-reliance with more and more burdensome taxes, fees, regulations, promised bailouts, czars and take-overs. We’re promised safety and security, fair…

A true recipe for change.

1 cup of ‘lack of leadership’1/2 teaspoon of misleading test scores1 seasoned, aged Kentucky Education Association contract2 or 3 powerless education task forces Mix these together and you have your need for change.  Set that aside and let it marinate. Countless concerned parents1 dash of community leaders3 cups of citizens who really know what is…