New Bluegrass Institute report: Bang for the Buck 2012

(EMINENCE, Ky.) – A new Bluegrass Institute study ranking efficiency in Kentucky’s public schools confirms that the commonwealth’s students – even those from poor homes – can receive a better education in spite of current economic challenges that impact the state budget and education funding. “Bang for the Buck 2012: How efficient are Kentucky’s schools?”…

War on coal affecting all of Kentucky

We’ve all heard about the damage the Environmental Protection Agency is doing to Appalachian coal communities through its unprecedented new emissions standards and unilateral regulations. But now it appears the damage is spreading miles outside of Appalachia to all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. That’s because one of the commonwealth’s most lucrative sources of revenues is…

New ally for Kentucky’s energy sector

“Beyond the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, within the depths of steep mountainside, Kentuckians built a coal industry that powers America.” But according to Kentucky Republican candidate for U.S. House, Andy Barr, the current administration has targeted that very industry for economic annihilation. Even Gov. Steve Beshear has voiced displeasure for the Environmental Protection Agency’s draconian…