Mongiardo weighs in on UPike debate
He may not be in Frankfort anymore, but former Lieutenant Governor and Hazard native Daniel Mongiardo is still sharing his thoughts on Kentucky politics. During a recent interview Mongiardo talked about the problems with partisan bickering, the push to make UPike a public university, gambling, and his future. Dr. Daniel Mongiardo said he liked the idea of the University of Pikeville becoming a part of the state system. But when asked if he was still in office would he support it, the former Lt Governor and Senator hesitated. He then stated that the state simply canâ€™t afford it.