kentucky

Has the immigrant backlash arrived?

May 13, 2006 - As we reported earlier, one of the most striking features of the "Day Without Immigrants" boycott earlier this month was the almost total capitulation of business leaders to the events.

Getting wired in Kentucky

By R. Neal
February 9, 2006 - According to this article, a recent study found that 33% of homes in Kentucky do not have computers, and 40% do not have internet access. But, this is a slight improvement from last year, when the findings were 35% and 45% respectively.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Derby?

By R. Neal
February 2, 2006 - For the first time in its 131 year history, the Kentucky Derby will have corporate sponsorship. Churchill Downs has signed a five year sponsorship deal with Louisville-based Yum Brands, owners of KFC, Pizza Hut, and other fast food chains. The event will be called "The Kentucky Derby presented by Yum!

Thumbs up for "Country Boys"

January 11, 2006 - Tonight is the third and final installment of "Country Boys," the PBS Frontline documentary about two white teens growing up in the Kentucky mountains. I've caught the first two installments, and I'll definitely be watching the last piece of this powerful series by David Sutherland tonight.

The Fabulous Fletcher (KY) Follies

August 23, 2005 - Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) is having a rough summer. After sweeping into offic with a vew to clean up the state's culture of patronage and favoritism, nine of his administration officials are under indictment for hiring scandals. Two have already resigned.