Happy LOST day. Here’s some stuff to read while you think about the terrible climate for business in Kentucky.
Today Governor Steve Beshear announced that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet would install crossover cable barriers at the site of 12 crossover collisions on I-75 in Rockcastle. The $1.25 million for 9.1 miles of median cable will apparently help stop tons of accidents and unnecessary deaths on the interstate. [Press Release]
Former President Bill Clinton has joined the national board of trustees that will promote the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. While not up our usual Kentucky tourism alley, we’ve gotta encourage you to stop at the memorial and museum if you’re ever driving through Oklahoma. One of the most powerful memorials we’ve ever visited. [H-L]
Maybe it’s time to actually do something about gas price gouging? We’d love to stop talking about it but we’ve yet to see anything substantial happen. [WAVE3]
Cathy Bailey has FINALLY admitted it. She is considering a run for Jim Bunning’s U.S. Senate seat. In other words, she’s drying up Bunning’s fundraising in Louisville to further Trey Grayson’s candidacy. [McClatchy]
Watch Greg Stumbo and David Williams stump in favor of mountaintop removal at a town hall meeting last night. You know how it is. That good, flat land sure creates thousands of jobs and saves the environment. [WKYT]
Come on, Kentucky officials, let’s quit it with the child pornography. Please. Georgetown’s captain of emergency management and Office of Homeland Security was charged with eight counts of possession of matter portraying the sexual performance of a minor younger than 13. [H-L]
We’re puzzled by it, but Site Selection magazine ranked Kentucky 5th in the nation in its 2008 Annual Competitiveness Award. The benchmark measures state economic development agencies’ competitiveness and their ability to attract capital investment and expand economic activity in the state. [Site Selection]