The Price of Poverty in Kentucky

This past Monday, Dr. Eric Schansberg – economics professor at Indiana University Southeast and member of the Bluegrass Institute board of scholars – was interviewed on KET’s Kentucky Tonight program by Bill Goodman. Attica Scott, District 1 representative on Louisville Metro Council, and Terry Brooks of Kentucky Youth Advocates were also guests on the show. Watch…

Big raises + big benefits = big problem in Senate President’s office

Before leaving office recently to accept a circuit judgeship, former Senate President David Williams doled out raises of as much as 14 percent to staff members. Williams raised Chief of Staff Rebecca Harilson’s salary 5 percent to $113,712 — up from $108,288. While it may be of interest that Harilson now makes $5,000 more a year than the lieutenant…