KY ranked among states with least freedom

by Justin Sayers, @_JustinSayers – Is Kentucky among the least free states in the nation? One website seems to thinks so. Freedom in the 50 States, which is owned by Washington D.C.-based libertarian think tank the Cato Institute, ranked Kentucky 41st on its overall list of states with the most freedom. New Hampshire was first, Indiana was…

Ky pays $625K over road project delay

by Tom Loftus, @TomLoftus_CJ – FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently paid $625,000 in damages to a highway contractor because the cabinet had not secured the land for a road project before a deadline to start construction that was set in a contract awarded by the Beshear administration. Moreover, the state has agreed to pay…

Kentucky Ag Commish Joins Trump Advisory Board

by JOHN NULL – Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles CREDIT RYAN QUARLES / FACEBOOK Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles has joined Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s agricultural advisory committee. Quarles, elected last year, is one of several state agriculture commissioners on the advisory board, which has more than 60 members. The board also includes members varying from…