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Tax relief intended to save Kentucky farms helps pave them instead

Obscure 1969 law costs public treasuries tens of millions in lost revenue

Tax break benefits owners of 10-acre estates and developers with large land holdings

‘10-acre standard’ shifts greater tax burden to small homeowners

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Video clip from 'Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage'

"Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage" will debut Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at downtown Frankfort's Grand Theatre. Caudill was an Eastern Kentucky lawyer, activist, orator and writer. His 1963 book "Night Comes to the Cumberlands" drew national attention to the plunderous activities of the coal industry in Central Appalachia and the devastation it left.

Politics & Government

Rand Paul’s PAC paid vendors also used by his presidential campaign

Though Rand Paul’s PAC already had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars around the country on the sort of “testing the waters” expenses typical of someone running for president — travel, political consultants, staff payroll, catering, media production, printing, donor lists, mass mailings — his spokeswoman now says none of those expenses were for the benefit of Paul’s presidential campaign.

Videos

How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money

Herald-Leader Reporter Linda Blackford explains how the secretive Kentucky Medical Services Foundation spends its money.
Marcus Dorsey and Linda Blackford mdorsey@herald-leader.com, lblackford@herald-leader.com
How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money 1:15

How UK HealthCare's secretive foundation spends money

Video clip from 'Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage' 1:07

Video clip from 'Harry Caudill: A Man of Courage'

Ky. regulators see need for payday loans 0:59

Ky. regulators see need for payday loans

A lucrative tax break 2:01

A lucrative tax break