Rather than these State Senators filing a bill to protect Harold Workman:
Senators who support the job Harold Workman has done as president of the State Fair Board filed a bill Wednesday that would require confirmation by the state Senate of a governor’s appointments to the board.
Sens. Paul Hornback and Joey Pendleton, both farmers, said while the bill will not block an ongoing effort to remove Workman from the job he has held since 1993, it will give the Senate some say in board membership in the future.
Hornback, R-Shelbyville, said, “This is a show of support for Harold Workman and a statement that the Fair Board is not a political toy to play with.”
Carmicle said any claims that he had lobbied board members to support Workman’s ouster are “absolutely false.”
But Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday he’s been part of discussions among members of the board to remove Workman.
Maybe they should focus their efforts on getting back at Jim Host, who has been going after Workman (and talked Beshear into ousting him for at least two reasons – confirmed by Beshear staffers).
One of those reasons is Workman’s honesty about the Grease Bucket Arena’s performance.
The other, essentially, involves Kentucky Kingdom. Harold, who we still believe needs to go, apparently hasn’t been walking a straight line with the talking points handed down from Beshear and Host. With recent dramas involving the effort to screw Ed Hart over, a scapegoat was obviously needed.
Why would Host care about Kentucky Kingdom? Because of Danny Ulmer, who was chairman of the arena’s construction committee. He got tight with Host when he lured Yum’s sponsorship (he apparently has a home in Florida that’s near some Yum big dogs). Turns out, Ulmer and his company allegedly wanted Kentucky Kingdom several years ago and he was unable to make it happen. So when Workman and others at the Fair Board realized the theme park should be re-opened by its former operator, Ulmer and Host started foaming at the mouth. We hear meetings involving Host and Beshear actually took place to get the effort off the ground.
The rest is history.
And that’s why Steve Beshear is in on it.