Building Appalachia’s Bright Future

In late April, leaders from across eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia came together in the heart of Harlan County, at the Harlan Convention Center, to talk about the future of mountain communities.  Called Appalachia’s Bright Future, the conference was sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and aimed to build a new conversation about the unique opportunities […]

The Future of Landline Service in Kentucky

The future of landline phone service in Kentucky is once again up for debate in the state legislature. On Thursday, February 14 Senate Bill 88 passed out of the senate in a 24-13 vote. The bill will now move to a house committee for review.Titled the New Economy Communications Act by bill proponents – Senate […]

The Town Too Tough To Die Leads Kentucky Towards LGBT Fairness

Vicco, Kentucky, in the southern corner of Perry County, is known by its town slogans as a little town with a big heart, and the town too tough to die.  On Jan.14, 2013, in a 3 to 1 vote by the city’€™s commissioners, it made another name for itself by becoming the first municipality in […]

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 […]