…and yet another puff piece from the Gubbanah’s office

I tire of gettingĀ these public relations puff pieces from the governor’s office “announcing” new jobs coming to Kentucky. The latest headline reads: “Gov. Beshear Announces Alpla to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Bowling Green, Create 72 Jobs.” Why do job announcements come from the governor’s office, when the governor of Kentucky — any governor of Kentucky…

The economics behind the issues: Taxing the rich

In last week’s Bluegrass Beacon column – authored by our very own Jim Waters, President of the Bluegrass Institute – Waters argues against the sort of nanny-state policies which would keep low-skilled workers from accepting any wage they deem worthwhile for employment, and which would raise the tax burden ever higher on Kentucky’s most productive…

Protesters in Frankfort should be reminded of some key facts about Kentucky coal

Hundreds turned out in Frankfort on Valentines Day for an event organized by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth to protest one of Kentucky’s most important industries: coal mining, and mountain top removal. Though protecting Kentucky’s picturesque sceneriesĀ and wildlife should be a top priority for Kentuckians, before more citizens in the commonwealth show support for such a…