The above cartoon appeared in the Somerset Commonwealth Journal earlier this week and has set off another firestorm between public schools and private schools.
The cartoon, drawn by Steve Cornelius of the Somerset newspaper, takes a shot at Lexington Christian, who was fined this month for providing financial assistance to some of the athletes who attended school there, which is supposed to be a big no-no with the KHSAA. Instead of making the school forfeit wins, return awards, or ban them from the postseason, the KHSAA fined them and placed them on probation.
Fining a private school for a violation is like telling a millionaire to fire his chaueffer and telling him/her to drive to work. Big deal.
The public schools have long accused the private schools of recruiting for years. It's happened in Hopkinsville with University Heights, causing the public schools there to not schedule UHA.
Private schools in Owensboro, Louisville, Lexington, Ashland, and northern Kentucky have all dealt with the same accusations at one time or another.
It caused the public schools to request a separate championship division for private schools, a move shot down at the state level.