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Blessing of the Hounds opens hunting season 1:56

Blessing of the Hounds opens hunting season

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Gran: Kentucky couldn't get it done on third downs

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

Kentucky shooting victim considers herself lucky bullet missed her spine 2:57

Kentucky shooting victim considers herself lucky bullet missed her spine

Kentucky has 'unsustainable prison growth rate' 1:54

Kentucky has 'unsustainable prison growth rate'

New plant will double Lexington drug firm's jobs 1:28

New plant will double Lexington drug firm's jobs

'He needs to be held accountable' 0:36

'He needs to be held accountable'

‘We’re shooting free throws tomorrow’: Cats go 3-for-15 from the line 0:53

‘We’re shooting free throws tomorrow’: Cats go 3-for-15 from the line

Drone's-eye view of Kentucky's fall foliage 1:17

Drone's-eye view of Kentucky's fall foliage

'A pension is a promise.' Public employees rally against GOP pension plan at Capitol 2:11

'A pension is a promise.' Public employees rally against GOP pension plan at Capitol

  • 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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Kentucky has 'unsustainable prison growth rate'

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‘We’re shooting free throws tomorrow’: Cats go 3-for-15 from the line

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'He needs to be held accountable'

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Blessing of the Hounds opens hunting season

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After five weeks of ineligibility, this Douglass quarterback will return to the field

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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
Would a tax on tombstones be a hardship for grieving families? 0:37

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

'It's ridiculous.' Small boats taxed 30x higher than luxury houseboats. 1:37

'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?

Watch clips from some of the movies and shows Kentucky taxpayers helped fund 1:33

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