Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oh, Kentucky

Kentucky was 16th nationally in per-capita spending for child-welfare services in 2004 but, three years later, still recorded the highest rate of child deaths from abuse and neglect. The D.C. nonprofit that reported the numbers, Every Child Matters Education Fund, says, to improve the situation, government spending should be concentrated on "strengthening nutrition assistance, preventing teen pregnancy, increasing health care coverage for children and providing money for home nurses to visit first-time, low-income mothers." My questions would be what constitutes the "child-welfare services" that Kentucky are funding and what are the states with fewer deaths doing that we aren't.

Casey County (3-7 in 2009) was one of 30 high-school football teams that failed to make the playoffs in one Kentucky's six classes last season. (The others were Fulton County, Dayton, Walton-Verona, Bracken County, Paris, Clinton County, South Floyd, Betsy Layne, Reidland, Hart County, Jackson County, West Carter, Warren East, Louisville Atherton, Franklin County, Madison Southern, East Carter, Ohio County, Louisville Iroquois, Grant County, Lincoln County, North Laurel, Clay County, Daviess County, Marshall County, North Hardin, Campbell County, North Hardin Christian and Randall K. Cooper.) Rebel hopes of crashing the 3A party in 2010 are pinned on the Roy boys.

"... (I)magine what Kentucky might be like if the dominant editorial voice over the past century had been the Wall Street Journal instead of the Courier-Journal."


  1. Blogger wouldn't allow all of the labels that this post deserved. Sorry, Louisville, Owensboro, Hartford, Reidland and Benton.

  2. Mr. Dyche came very close to admitting that Kentucky has the type of government and economy that its citizens want. I'm not sure that his plan of denouncing the citizenry is going to change that. The C-J tried that approach for decades, and it never really worked.