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Bluegrass Beacon: Auditor’s report shows incompetence on the loose in Frankfort

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Friday, April 23, 2021 — “Buffalo on the loose in Lexington,” Lexington’s WTVQ reported. Apparently, a large male buffalo got loose from its enclosure near Jacks Creek Pike on Tuesday evening, breaking through a neighbor’s fence and managing to hide until officers called off the search when […]

April 24th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: Mutual funds offer financial gains with less risk than single stocks

Dear Dave, I’m 24, single, and I make $60,000 a year. I’m also debt-free and live in an apartment, plus I have about $550,000 in a brokerage account that’s made up of 75 percent mutual funds and 25 percent single stocks. The money in the brokerage account was originally an inheritance of $280,000 that has […]

April 20th, 2021 | Posted in Business News,News,Opinion | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: School choice will help ‘step up’ Kentucky’s education game

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, April 8, 2021 — Since COVID-19 arrived, measures to expand educational freedom and opportunity have been introduced in more than half the states in America – many of which already had some form of choice, including neighboring Indiana, where lawmakers expanded eligibility for an existing school […]

April 9th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

McCoy: Legislators vote to invest $1.36 billion on infrastructure, other needs

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Friday, April 2, 2021 — After an extremely busy and productive 30-day legislative session, the 2021 Regular Session adjourned “sine die” at just a few minutes shy of midnight on Tuesday, March 30th. ELECTION MACHINES. During the final two days, we considered the Governor’s veto messages and heard from […]

April 2nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,City Government,County government,Education,Election News,News,Opinion,State government | Read More »

Dave Says: Its OK to pay off the mortgage, but don’t use the emergency fund

Dear Dave, My husband and I are close to having our home paid off and being completely debt-free. Can we dip into our emergency fund to pay off the house? Enid Dear Enid, I’m not sure I’d recommend doing this. I might think about it if your emergency fund is way too big, plus you […]

March 30th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion | Read More »

Legislative update: Governor Beshear signs, vetoes bills from General Assembly

By CHAD MCCOY50th District State Representative Monday, March 29, 2021 — As we return to Frankfort to complete the final two days of this year’s regular session, we already know our agenda will be full. The Governor used the ten day veto period to issue 27 vetoes, bringing the total vetoes for this session to […]

March 29th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,City Government,County government,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: Tax-hiking zealots may resort to sneaky legislative gimmicks

By JIM WATERSBluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions Thursday, March 25, 2021 — Since special-interest groups pressuring legislators to raise Kentuckians’ taxes wouldn’t dare take a credible poll to find out what the average taxpayer thinks, let’s do one here using this question: How do you, as a hardworking Kentuckian, feel about the possibility of […]

March 25th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Bluegrass Beacon: HB 249 slides thru 2021 General Assembly without public debate

By JIM BROOKSNelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio Monday, March 22, 2021 — Imagine the uproar if, during the final days of a Kentucky General Assembly session, political leaders attempted to dishonestly and without full debate sneak through legislation like House Bill 563, which offers tax credits for businesses and individuals who contribute to nonprofit […]

March 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,News,Opinion,Politics,State government | Read More »

Higdon: Only 4 days remain in 2021 session of Kentucky General Assembly

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Friday, March 12, 2021 — Only four legislative days remain of the 2021 30-day session of the Kentucky General Assembly as of Friday, March 12. With the end in sight, fellow lawmakers and I are wrapping up legislative efforts by passing legislation in the closing days. The General Assembly […]

March 12th, 2021 | Posted in Agriculture,Breaking News,Business News,Education,News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

Higdon: State senate wrapping up final days of 2021 General Assembly

By JIMMY HIGDON14th District State Senator Monday, March 8, 2021 — We are now in the closing days of the 30-day 2021 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Only six legislative days remain after the close of session on Friday, March 5. Important bills continued to move swiftly through the legislative process last week, […]

March 8th, 2021 | Posted in Breaking News,Business News,Opinion,Politics,Public Safety,State government | Read More »

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