Newsweek Nonsense

– Magazine ranks one of Kentucky’s poorest performing high schools among the country’s best Newsweek magazine’s 2009 ranking of high schools is out, and once again there is a Kentucky example of how fouled up this magazine’s rating process actually is. The case in point is Holmes High School in the Covington Independent School District.…

Representative Moberly Out as Chair of Important Education Committee

– Powerful, little known committee also conducts other business There were a number of important events at today’s meeting of the Kentucky legislature’s small but powerful Education Assessment and Accountability Review Subcommittee (EAARS). Perhaps the most notable item was the vote that replaced Representative Harry Moberly with Representative Kent Stevens as EAARS co-chair. This marks…

Constitutional convenience

Former Kentucky Attorney General Ben Chandler issued an opinion saying that expanding casino gambling would require a constitutional amendment. However, the Associated Press reports today that Gov. Beshear has “ordered lammakers to consider” his plan to allow “racinos” — video slot terminals — at horse racing tracks during a special session scheduled to begin Monday…

Where’s My Bailout?

Leave it to Reason TV to produce this “extraordinary, persistent, detailed” and really funny report on bailouts for the rest of us. And of course, Kentuckians need a bailout because as Frankfort declared recently, “we’ve got to have revenue from someplace”. Oh, wait. Kentucky already got a bailout. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9nk8XwHbS4]