A discussion we need to have

Rep. Stan Lee has pre-filed a bill to create special needs student scholarships to help some families opt out of their assigned public school when their education needs are not being met. Given the current political realities in Frankfort generally and in the House Education Committee specifically, it is extremely unlikely this bill or anything…

It oinks like a pig

What would you do with $680,000 right now? Would you give it to a Eubank, Kentucky couple to shore up their commercial building business? Well, you just did. Gov. Steve Beshear just doled out a Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) so O’Neal and Charlene Dishon could shore up Tin Man Manufacturing, LLC in Stanford. CDBG is…

Supply … and Demand

Gov. Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway certainly spooked the world oil markets this summer with their gasoline price-gouging press conferences. Oil has fallen more than $100 a barrel since July. With prices falling the great economic debate will soon be what to do about wages. In the 1930’s, unemployment was kept high by…

Like a hate crime on a bicycle

With all the fiscal doomsday scenarios coming out of Frankfort recently, one might expect legislators to be focused on cutting spending to a point within our means rather than putting up more pointless bills seeking to make certain actions even more illegal. Go fish. Rep. Jim Wayne (D-Louisville) seems to think reckless driving isn’t getting…