Principles Critical to Effective Tax Reform

The Kentucky General Assembly meets again in January and Governor Steve Beshear has made tax reform a priority for his second term in office. Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, agrees that now is the time to address Kentucky’s long term financial woes. In this opinion piece originally published in the […]

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part One of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about how the idea of prisons as economic development first came to the mountains in the 1980s.

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part Two of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about what happened in our neighboring counties after the prisons opened.

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part Three of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about the social and cultural affects prisons have had on the mountain communities that host them and on the people who work in them.