Speaking of Soccer stadiums: Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters speaks to the Louisville Tea Party, Hardin Co. GOP women

A new taxpayer-funded study released last week is the latest attempt by the Fischer administration to include the use of public dollars for constructing a new stadium for the Louisville City FC Soccer club. All three funding scenarios considered by the study involved some use of taxpayer dollars. The whole process by which the city…

Bluegrass Beacon – Free employers: Reduce regulatory cesspool

Only 15 states perform more poorly than Kentucky on CNBC’s annual ranking of business climates based on 10 categories, including workforce, infrastructure and education. It’s not a coincidence that the two states ranking highest overall among Kentucky’s neighbors – Virginia (No. 13) and Indiana (No. 16) – also rate much higher than the Bluegrass State…

Bluegrass Beacon: Tales of Congressman Crockett’s exploits still instruct

While folklore about Davy Crockett is filled with stories of courage and daring, it’s Horatio Bunce, respectable farmer in the Tennessee district represented by Crockett in Congress, who’s the hero of this story – at least in the version found in Edward S. Ellis’ biography about the larger-than-life “King of the Wild Frontier.” Ellis recounts…