Bluegrass Beacon…Accountability in public education: What’s good for the goose is the same for the gander

Opponents of giving Kentucky parents control over where their children attend school claim such policies would result in a lack of accountability. Louisville Rep. Mary Lou Marzian fretted on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” in February that charter schools – which simply are innovative public schools chosen by parents rather than assigned by the system – “have…

Is Kentucky really one of America’s most corrupt states?

The Heritage Foundation is reporting on a study determining the most corrupt states in America. The study sized up the effect between 1976 and 2008 of public corruption—measured by convictions—on state spending. It found Mississippi was at the top of the list, but guess which state was No. 9? From MississippiWatchdog.org: According to the study, the 10 most-corrupt states could have reduced per…

Victory for limited government: Ky Supreme Court overturns Bullitt Co. smoking ban, puts clamps on unelected health departments issuing bans on private property

We’re praising the Kentucky Supreme Court tonight for its 6-0 ruling smacking down the Bullitt County smoking ban and  the arrogant, out-of-control and unelected — health department that tried to force it on private property owners, as well as these health nannies across Kentucky who’ve been attempting  to usurp elected officials and ban the legal activity of smoking on private property. In…