Monthly Archives: November 2019

My Thoughts on Chick-fil-A’s Decision and the Leftist Mob that Pushed Them

My Thoughts on Chick-fil-A’s Decision and the Leftist Mob that Pushed Them

News of Chick-fil-A’s decision to reprioritize their charitable giving and part ways with faith-based organizations like the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has understandably disappointed its legions of Christian supporters, including me. Established in 1946 by S. Truett Cathy, the then fledgling chicken franchise grew rapidly throughout the United States, its business…more »

Auditor: Teacher Retirement System bettered net finances since 2017

Auditor: Teacher Retirement System bettered net finances since 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – The State Auditor’s office released a report on Monday that shows the Teachers Retirement System improved its net financial situation over the past few years. The audited financial statements reflect that TRS’ combined fiduciary net position for the period audits increased by $615.4 million, from $21.3 billion in fiscal year 2018…more »

There have been more mass shootings than days this year

There have been more mass shootings than days this year

The number of mass shootings across the U.S. thus far in 2019 has outpaced the number of days this year, according to a gun violence research group. This puts 2019 on pace to be the first year since 2016 with an average of more than one mass shooting a day. As of November 17, which…more »

Growth of Airbnbs leads to push for new regulations

Growth of Airbnbs leads to push for new regulations

When some five dozen residents of Bowling Green’s Mitchell Heights subdivision showed up at a Warren County Board of Adjustments meeting in May to protest an Airbnb short-term rental in their neighborhood, they were evidence of a growing trend that local officials are trying to address before it reaches the crisis-like proportions seen in Nashville…more »

Vote fraud claims alleged, then debunked

Vote fraud claims alleged, then debunked

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Two Lexington women who worked on Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign are raising questions about possible polling irregularities and manipulation of the election night numbers in last week’s general election. During a press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, Erika Calihan and Kris Stuebs, who founded Citizens for Election Integrity this week,…more »

Poll finds negative views of Democrats’ and Trump’s handling of impeachment inquiry

Poll finds negative views of Democrats’ and Trump’s handling of impeachment inquiry

Congressional Democrats and Republicans each appear to face a challenge moving public opinion on impeachment as public hearings begin, since many Americans say their views are already locked in. There’s been essentially no change in the number who feel President Trump deserves to be impeached since last month, and now the public expresses dissatisfaction with…more »

State finances have increase in October

State finances have increase in October

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – There was some excellent news for state finances on Tuesday as Kentucky’s General Fund saw a huge reversal from a decline in September, to a sharp increase in October. The State Budget Director’s office reported October’s General Fund receipts rose 11.5 percent, or $94.7 million, over last year’s total. Revenues for…more »

The States Where Taxpayers Should Worry Most About Pensions

The States Where Taxpayers Should Worry Most About Pensions

Most American workers can’t get pensions anymore, though state and local government employees are an exception. But their pensions — providing regular income in retirement — have become a costly burden for states and their citizens. Many state pension plans, covering government workers at both the state and local level, are underfunded. There’s not enough…more »

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