Fouling the journalistic food chain

Local and state reporters often depend on national media sources for insight into how the rest of America views Kentucky. One well-established practice is treating the word of some of those sources as gospel. Stateline.org is one of those sources. Kentucky reporters looking for national reaction to the our 2008 General Assembly may want to…

Pork for pork!

Gov. Steve Beshear actually sent out a press release announcing that he gave $412,500 in Master Settlement Agreement money to a company in Kuttawa, KY to build a pork processing facility. MSA money is supposed to be used to pay health expenses related to smoking. It’s fitting, though, because after the government runs tobacco producers…

Big Ed stays on message

Frankfort’s education establishment is nothing if not consistent. Kentucky Department of Education Deputy Commissioner Kevin Noland retires at the end of this month. When asked in an interview what he would do differently, he quickly responds that he would spend more money. From KSBA.org(click to enlarge):

Someone please call the police

Protecting private property rights is very important. I bring that up because someone who clearly doesn’t belong in the Louisville Courier Journal’s editorial department has broken into the building, hacked into one of the computers, and has written an utterly sensible op-ed about pension reform in Kentucky. “But it’s Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, that…

Family IS a fiscal issue

Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the senior research fellow in economics at the Acton Institute. She’s also a very astute observer of the importance of the family as related to the fiscal well-being of a civil society. Here’s a clip from Morse’s recent article, “Family Is a Fiscal Issue”: “The choice to have children inside…