Kentucky rates a D for protecting your private property

Did you know civil forfeiture law permits seizure of your property without you being charged with a crime? Kentucky gets a “D” for protecting your property. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hytkAaoF2k] Federal law allows law enforcement to circumvent the limited protections of state laws. Local law enforcement officials also often get to keep proceeds obtained from these forfeitures, which…

New federal data exposes serious inflation in Kentucky’s high school graduation rates

A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the US Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) provides disturbing evidence that the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) official estimates of high school graduation rates are not only inflated, but they may also be painting an inaccurate picture of the recent…