Media Alert: Southern Ky. couple stars in Institute’s new right-to-work video; scorecard tallies who’s for, against right-to-work policy

(JAMESTOWN, Ky.) — Fruit of the Loom’s announcement in April that it would close its only remaining Kentucky plant in Jamestown by the end of the year was a devastating blow to this community. “It hit hard,” said Russell Springs resident Claude Morrison, who’s worked at Fruit of the Loom for 30 years – during…

Right-to-work offers Kentuckians promise of a ‘hand up’ rather than a government ‘handout’

Policy is not just about the numbers, the data or the lofty ideals. Good and bad policies both have real impact on real people. Without a right-to-work policy, the Bluegrass State lack the opportunities real Kentuckians need — and that residents in key neighboring states already have — to deal with economic downturns, manufacturing plant closures and regulatory…

Bluegrass Beacon…Right-to-work: The right message for Kentucky’s governor

The 3,748 manufacturers that have stayed in Kentucky and employ 228,600 workers – despite a less-than-friendly business atmosphere – deserve all of the accolades Frankfort can muster, including Gov. Steve Beshear’s decree that October is “Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.” Perhaps this could be followed by “Political Courage Month” in November, during which the governor…

#right2work4ky today on Lexington’s WVLK @ 590 AM and 101.5 FM

Join Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters as he talks about the #right2work4ky campaign — including a new video released today — on Kruser and Krew at 2:05 p.m. today on Lexington’s WVLK-AM. Listen live here. Help the Bluegrass Institute continue to advance freedom and prosperity by promoting free‐market capitalism, smaller government, and the defense of personal liberties. Join us!…

It’s a Free-Market Friday with BIPPS on the Joe Elliott Show on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM

Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters joins talk show host Joe Elliott for a Free-Market Friday tomorrow at @ 10 a.m. (EDT) on Louisville’s 970 WGTK-AM. Topics will include school choice and the Bluegrass Institute’s #right2work4ky campaign. Listen live here. Then, if you like what you hear and you think it’s important for Kentucky, help keep the Bluegrass…

Lt. Gov. hopeful files pension-reform bills

McDaniel pre-files transparency bill that shines the light on legislators’ Cadillac pension benefits  Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, has pre-filed three pension-reform bills for consideration during the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, including BR85, which would shine the light of transparency on state politicians’ Cadillac taxpayer-funded benefits. BR85 makes all current or former legislators’ benefits…

Bluegrass Beacon: Unsophisticated claims arise from the soft underbelly

America’s founders were highly educated men who seized their moment to create a civil society based on a constitution designed to limit constraints and protect the liberty of individuals. Their mission: give those citizens history’s greatest opportunity to fulfill their God-given destinies. It was revolutionary. They succeeded – not in a vacuum, but with humility…