Sharon Roggenkamp lays the smack down on the traditionally corrupt Transportation Cabinet, but offers a solution with her criticism:
“…the reputation of Governor Steven Beshear’s administration is on the line. Yet, Prather can escape his pressures using Ward’s blueprint for reform. Prather should memorize Ward’s advice: “Only rigorous day by day tough administration can guard against” the rackets, cute little schemes and hidden bid specifications corrupting the mission of the state’s most powerful department.”
“If Prather can stick to this, Governor Beshear, like Combs, will take some heat from powerful men who do not want follow the rules. What is the worst that can happen? Prather will restore the transporation cabinet back to the former stature of its glory days, from 1960-1966. Beshear may have to refer to Prather, from time to time, as “a hard headed nut” just as Combs referred to Ward. Either outcome is preferable, from a taxpayer standpoint, to the continued scrutiny of the FBI.”
The whole column is worth a read. Let’s just hope it makes its way to Beshear.