Governor rode a dead horse

Gov. Steve Beshear refuses to consider Senate President David Williams’ plan to help Kentucky’s horse-racing industry address its most-challenging obstacles. As a result, the governor’s plan to add racinos at Kentucky’s horse-racing tracks failed to win enough support during a special legislative session and the commonwealth’s signature industry remains in danger of falling behind. Click…

It’s about kids, not geography

The commonwealth has serious problems with its public education system. Yet the entrenched establishment apparently is more concerned about the fact that no Kentuckians are among the four finalists for state education commissioner. It’s understandable that Wilson Sears, executive director of the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents, would feel the pressure to lash out. After…

League of Ordinary Bureaucrats

It’s understandable that there might not be a lot of enthusiasm for the public to know that organizations supported partially by taxpayer dollars have garnered the attention of state Auditor Crit Luallen for their “excessive spending” and “inadequate oversight.” And no … we’re not talking about Congress or the Kentucky General Assembly. Rather, we’re referring…