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]

Good College News

– With one important caution There is very good news from Kentucky’s public postsecondary education system – degree and certificate awards are generally up across the state. The Courier-Journal reports “Kentucky’s public and independent postsecondary institutions conferred 30,178 degrees, diplomas and certificates during spring commencement exercises — a 7 percent increase compared with last year…