Check out these remarks from outgoing Frankfort City Commissioner Sellus Wilder during his final meeting last month in Frankfort:
It’s a bit of an indictment on the crookedness of City Hall and the public’s willful ignorance/willingness to accept the corruption as business as usual.
It’s a story that could be told in most of Kentucky’s larger cities and definitely on the state level. Because there’s just a general culture of corruption. A culture of attacking the messenger, going after critics (some of us fight back), turning a blind eye, sweeping things under the rug, scratching backs, lining pockets, never taking responsibility.
Wilder, it should be noted, was the most vocal force in the push for transparency in Frankfort city government. He is responsible for nearly everything that’s occurred on that front and caused quite a stir with the mayor in the beginning.