Kentuckians’ standard of living in jeopardy

This is a quote from the upcoming report Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern-Day Gold Rush.  …the main message of this story resides in the subsurface — the attitude of the General Assembly…demonstrated by flat-out greed and disrespect for the public treasury, which now has put the standard of living of…

How novel: Fayette County Schools superintendent wants to do what he’s supposed to do

Kentucky’s ‘Ungraded Primary’ – it was easily one of the most controversial features of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990. ‘Ungraded Primary’ did away with the traditional school configuration of Kindergarten through the third grade. Instead, early learners were supposed to be grouped according to their performance in each academic area. Students would be…

You just never know what an open-records request might reveal

(…It also might offer some clues about why the Williams/Farmer ticket got beat so soundly in the November election. It certainly isn’t because the incumbent had great ideas to move Kentucky forward.) This from today’s (Louisville) Courier-Journal (emphasis added): FRANKFORT, KY.— The Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture…

PODCAST: Jim Waters talks transparency, armed guards with Heartland

Jim Waters, President of The Bluegrass Institute, sat down for a conversation with the Heartland Institute about recent transparency troubles in the Kentucky General Assembly. Listen here. This is particularly timely as the Lexington Herald-Leader praised the General Assemblyfor how open its budget negotiations were during this session. Jim accurately describes why that is not…

Don’t laugh too hard, Kentucky

The Kentucky Post’s surviving web presence, KYPost.com (the Kentucky Post newspaper folded several years ago), posted this item about a math-challenged Idaho woman several days ago. The story concerns a video-gone-viral of a woman struggling with a very simple time/speed/distance math problem. Over four million have logged into You Tube to watch this compelling example…