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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

Politics & Government

Social worker says he didn't see abuse in Berea torture case

Robert Wayne Baldwin, a social worker with the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, testified in Madison Circuit Court at the 2016 criminal abuse and assault trial of Linda Richmond. Richmond and her then-boyfriend, Julio Valladares, tortured Valladares' young daughter. Baldwin, assigned to investigate reports of child abuse in the family, said he did not see abuse.

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His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties.

Gun safety activist Luther Brown says the man who accidentally shot and killed his 8-year-old grandson in 2016 is likely to spend little time behind bars.
John Cheves jcheves@herald-leader.com
His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties. 0:49

His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties.

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide 3:15

Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide

A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings 0:54

A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings

'I'll never forgive myself': Should parents face charges when kids find loaded guns? 3:28

'I'll never forgive myself': Should parents face charges when kids find loaded guns?