Traveling in the land of the free and the home of the brave can be anything but free. But there are some places within the 50 states that can be visited for free, or nearly free. So, before you head out on your next adventure of America’s highways and byways, take a look at this list.
Since 1984, communications students from Asbury University have served as broadcasters at the Olympic Games. The arrangement was initially set up by Jim Owens, dean of the school of communication arts. Owens is a former Associated Press photographer.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Potter’s birth, an event celebrated by those who grew up on her imaginative children’s books. While I was at Hill Top, an entire tour bus of Japanese fans were queuing for entry. Aside from her skill as a writer/illustrator, Potter was an avid conservationist and preservationist. She was one of the early supporters of Britain’s National Trust, donating much of the land she accumulated to the Trust.
A common cause of disability and death in Kentucky is stroke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 130,000 Americans die yearly from stroke, and it is the fifth leading cause of death in the Bluegrass.
Dee Dee Duffy grew up on Marrowbone Creek Road in Pike County — “about as rural as you can get” — wondering how she could see the world. Duffy, 52, became a flight attendant and eventually figured it out: She and her ex-husband, Elvis impersonator Brendan Paul, own the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
The closing of one of the last two Howard Johnson restaurants in a couple of weeks will mark the end of its fried clam strips, ice cream and other menu staples that nourished baby boomers and leave the once-proud restaurant chain teetering on the brink of extinction.
Refinancing your mortgage can save you a lot of money in interest and lower your monthly payment - when the numbers makes sense, that is. But there are times when a seemingly money-saving move like a refinance can backfire. In short, there are times when it doesn't pay to refinance.
The state Juvenile Justice Commission is accusing the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources of operating under a "cloak of secrecy" while negotiating new contracts to place youths in residential psychiatric facilities.
On home mortgages, a large payment to principal reduces the loan balance and with it the fully-amortizing monthly payment, or FAMP. FAMP is the level of monthly payment required to repay the mortgage fully over its remaining term. Many borrowers would like a mortgage on which the monthly payment would drop to the new, lower FAMP following a large payment to principal and are disappointed when they find they don't have one.
Q: Our home was foreclosed by our first mortgage lender several years ago, leaving the second mortgage unpaid. After we got back on our feet financially three years ago, I began trying to reach out to the second mortgage lender to work things out. The lender would not speak to me about it, other than to say the loan was charged off. Because the debt was still on my credit report, I kept at the lender and finally negotiated a settlement, paying a reduced amount. Still, the debt shows up on my credit report as settled for less than the full amount owed - and that's preventing me from getting a new mortgage for three more years. Is the lender liable for blowing me off all that time?
Mirror Twin Brewing will open on National Avenue in September; LexGo Eat got a preview. Also, we set up the Chevy Chase Street Fair, Bluegrass Eggfest, Jewish Food Festival, Lexington Fest of Ales and the Moontower Music Festival.
LexGo Eat at Mirror Twin Brewing
90 years old, married almost 70 years, started exercise classes at 80
J. Galt Eyewear brings handcrafted frames to Chevy Chase store