by Legate Damar
The Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen is conducting a “special examination” into the travel spending and policies of the Kenton County Airport Board, saying that the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is too vital an economic engine to allow unanswered questions about possible spending excesses and lack of oversight.
“CVG serves a metropolitan area of 2.1 million people and is critical to the economic vitality of Northern Kentucky and Southern Ohio,” Edelen said at a news conference. “Making sure this asset is run efficiently and effectively is a necessary step in attracting businesses and keeping jobs. The airport’s impact on Northern Kentucky and the entire commonwealth cannot be overstated. The airport is at an important crossroads in its 65-year history, and my goal is to provide a road map for improving operations and fostering growth (Ky. Auditor opens ‘special exam’ of CVG spending policies, 2013).”
Edelen said his office initially became interested in the situation at CVG following The Enquirer’s report in August that some members of the airport board had tried to fire chief executive officer Candace McGraw during a behind-closed-doors meeting (Ky. Auditor opens ‘special exam’ of CVG spending policies, 2013).
The Enquirer disclosed last month that the board had spent more than $140,000 on travel to conferences and expensive dinners, including a $20,000 trip to Italy by the board’s chairman and vice chairman last month.
by Terry Donoghue
On Monday November 18th the Boone County Tea Party will have KY State Senator John Schickel as the featured speaker. Senator Schickel will talk about what to look for in the upcoming session in Frankfort as well any bills that he intends to file. There are a lot of issues that needs to be addressed in the upcoming session and hopefully Senator Schickel will be receptive to our concerns as he has in the past. As always the meeting is at Shakey's in Florence . Starts at 6pm. Bring a friend and be informed.
by David Adams
1. This is a civil action for declaratory and injunctive relief relating to Defendants' acceptance of Common Core State Standards. Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief in the form of a court order reversing Defendants' illegal acceptance of Common Core State Standards and forbidding any continued action relating to same until such time as specific legislative approval is granted.
2. Time is of the essence in resolving this issue because substantial public resources have been and are currently being devoted to implementation of Common Core despite a clear constitutional mandate intended to provide for an efficient system of common schools. Continued delay in limiting the state officials’ activities in this matter to within the scope of Kentucky law and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky sets a terrible precedent for ignoring constitutional limits on executive and legislative branch authority to protect Kentuckians’ rights to seek and pursue their safety and happiness as explicitly guaranteed by the Kentucky Constitution.
3. The judicial branch of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the only remaining venue for redress available to Plaintiff.
4. As a result of the actions of Defendants, Plaintiff respectfully seeks a temporary and permanent injunction against Defendants' continued implementation of Common Core until such time as the General Assembly provides appropriate legislation to restore constitutionally mandated efficiency to the Commonwealth's system of common schools.
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by Grant County Tea
Grant County has a very active group that meets on the second Thursday of each month. This week Mr. Lee Watts will deliver his presentation, "Calling America Back to God." It should be a very interesting event. Plan to attend, meet new people and get educated.
When: 7pm, Thursday, November 14
Where: Toyota Meeting Room, 2nd floor, Taft Highway & I-75, Dry Ridge, KY