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…

Reason to give #23: Empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties

We are counting down the top 30 reasons to donate $17.92 each month to the Bluegrass Institute as part of our 1792: Never Out of Date campaign. Reason #23 to donate: We’re empowering Kentuckians to secure their liberties. At the Bluegrass Institute, we believe in the American founding principle that government derives its power by the…

Prefiled bills seek to end legislator pensions

In a recent press release, state representative David Floyd, R-Bardstown made it known that he has prefiled legislation for the 2013 General Assembly session that would end the practice of bestowing lucrative public pension benefits to Kentucky’s part-time legislators. That is certainly one way to attack the state’s egregious unfunded public pension liability. The proposed…