Bluegrass Beacon: Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

All taxpayers and restaurant owners of Shelbyville and Madisonville wanted this Christmas was to be left alone by pro-tax politicians and bureaucrats. Nearly 3,000 of them even went to the trouble of signing Kentucky’s biggest Christmas list – a petition opposing Shelbyville’s planned super-sized restaurant tax, which the state allows what previously were considered fourth…

News Release: Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon receives Bluegrass Institute Liberty Award for right-to-work leadership

For Immediate Release: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015   Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon was recently presented with a 2015 Bluegrass Institute Liberty Award for his leadership in bringing right-to-work to Kentucky. “While much of our attention has been focused on Frankfort and Washington, the success of the…

RSVP now! BIPPS board member, advisor to governor will comment on public-pension crisis at Thursday’s President’s Dinner

Make plans to join us for “Blazing a Path to Liberty,” the 2015 Bluegrass Institute President’s Dinner and Liberty Awards this Thurs., Dec. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the beautiful and historic Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. Tom Dupree, Bluegrass Institute board member and advisor to incoming Gov. Matt Bevin on pension-reform…

News release: Shelbyville restaurant owners call proposed tax ‘absurd’ and ‘unfair’

For Immediate Release: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015   Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376 (SHELBYVILLE, Ky.)  — Despite strong opposition by taxpayers and local business owners, the Shelbyville City Council plans to bring a proposed 3-percent restaurant tax back up tonight at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 315 S. Washington St. 40065. The politicians and bureaucrats…

Fiscal assault: Council, bureaucrats push 3-percent restaurant tax; refuse to say what projects will be funded by the revenue

Irish statesman John Philpot Curran gets credit for saying in 1790:“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.” From that original, we get the more well-known version: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” We often think about that principle in terms of the constant attempts by federal and state…