On the heels of the Governor's budget address where an "austere" budget was proposed, some money was spent on Thursday. $2.6 million was spent by the Governor in Middlesboro in Bell County. Now apparently most road projects are on hold, but we can spend money on helping a telephone company.
Now first, I don't begrudge the people of Bell County their opportunity to improve their lot in life. They are very nice people and live in a beautiful part of the world. Second, maybe this money must be spent in a certain way. But even if that is true, spening it right now in a county that has a special election in 5 days, after pleading poverty 2 days prior, is a little suspect and sends the wrong message in my view.