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Matt Bevin explains why he wants to cut all funding for 70 programs

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Killeya-Jones: Kentucky looking for better ball movement

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UK's Nick Richards on loss to Florida: We did it to ourselves

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Kentucky cheerleader surprised with proposal after game against Florida

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Bevin takes aim at Lexington and Louisville school leaders in budget speech

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Photo slideshow: Florida hands Kentucky its second straight loss

  • A lucrative tax break

    In Kentucky, the agricultural exemption in property taxes is given to anyone with 10 acres or more, whether they farm the land or not.

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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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This website counts the bodies as they fall to gunfire across America

Tens of thousands of Americans are shot every year. Who tracks the carnage? Gun Violence Archive, a website based in Lexington, fills a real-time information gap left by government, law enforcement and academic researchers. “Mass shootings drive much of the traffic to our website,” says Mark Bryant, who runs GVA. “Children getting shot is second.”

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Would a tax on tombstones be a hardship for grieving families?

Blake Shouse, manager of Shelbyville Monument Co. in Shelbyville, Ky., makes his case for why the state should not put a sales tax on tombstones and grave markers. The tax exemption on gravestones costs Kentucky about $8.5 million each year.
Jack Brammer jbrammer@herald-leader.com
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'It's ridiculous.' Small boats taxed 30x higher than luxury houseboats.

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Can Bevin turn the 'sacred cows' of Kentucky's tax code into hamburger?

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Watch clips from some of the movies and shows Kentucky taxpayers helped fund