Rosy assessments vs. the facts

House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, told the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce earlier this week: “Kentucky, overall, has come through the recession very, very well. In the end, if we continue on the same course, I think we will come out of this.” Really? Kentucky’s unemployment rate has been rising and is now at the…

“Lets…face the brutal truth”

– KY Board of Education Chair Joe Brothers to Jefferson County educators The Kentucky Board of Education heard update reports on what was going on in four of Kentucky’s most problematic school districts. The report from one of those districts, Louisville’s huge Jefferson County Public School District, included some really stunning moments. Betty Graham, principal…

Louisville’s spending transparency site

Last month, Louisville, Kentucky launched a spending transparency site designed to inform citizens about how taxpayer money is spent. The site provides a breakdown of expenses by supplier, fund, department, and description. This is great news and more cities should follow Louisville’s lead While the site does provide useful information it really is not as…