I wrote yesterday about the city of Lexington subsidizing golf courses, a practice which, fortunately, has been questioned by some on the city council.
Given the budget crunch Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is experiencing, it seems that the $1 million annual loss from operating these courses could be put to use for more important things…say maybe…fire fighters?
LEX18 is reporting that fire stations in Lexington are experiencing brownouts. The Kentucky Club for Growth had great commentary on this today:
When Lexington’s mayor and city council choose to spend one million dollars to subsidize golf, they are making a simultaneous choice not to spend that one million dollars to keep this fire station open. It is a ridiculous statement of priorities.
I agree completely. Read the rest of Andy Hightower’s post here.