<![CDATA[Watchdog Report |]]> https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/ en-us Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:34:04 EST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 24 Jan 2018 15:34:04 EST Watchdog 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com (Interactive Ops) Tax relief intended to save Kentucky farms helps pave them instead https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61171117.html#storylink=rss 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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10-acre lawns get benefit meant for working Fayette County farms https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61658432.html#storylink=rss 718 working farms in Fayette; 2,459 properties get farm tax break

Large estates get discount; suburban homeowners pay full tax

10-acre lots ‘too big to mow, too small to grow’

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Developers get farmland tax break as bulldozers approach https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61758087.html#storylink=rss At least 43 Lexington properties pegged for development are classified as farms

Taxes are cut to pennies on the dollar for land worth millions

Neighboring single-family homes pay many times more

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How other states guard against ‘fake farmers’ https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61758422.html#storylink=rss Some states require landowners to show proof of farming

Owners face penalties once they move to develop properties

Kentucky falls short of ‘commonsense approach,’ experts say

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Explore a map of Lexington properties getting farmland tax breaks https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61077667.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 13:46:59 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article61077667.html State pays $43,000 to settle lawsuit alleging cover up in horrific child abuse case https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article187378213.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:19:38 EST

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Would a tax on tombstones be a hardship for grieving families? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article183646471.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:12:45 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article183646471.html Kentucky taxes coffins, but not tombstones. A lesson in death and tax reform. https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article184943418.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:08:08 EST

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Closing this tax loophole would bring Kentucky billions. Will you have to pay more? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article183625986.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:22:57 EST

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'It's ridiculous.' Small boats taxed 30x higher than luxury houseboats. https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article182242006.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:22:40 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article182242006.html Luxury houseboat owners get a big tax break in Kentucky. Fishermen pay 30 times more. https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article182243271.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:17:27 EDT

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How developers of Lexington’s flashiest mall got a tax break meant for blighted areas https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article180977721.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:45:53 EDT

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Can Bevin turn the 'sacred cows' of Kentucky's tax code into hamburger? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article179345996.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:12:04 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article179345996.html Kentucky offers the 'best incentive in the film industry' https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article172882956.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:10:55 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article172882956.html Watch clips from some of the movies and shows Kentucky taxpayers helped fund https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article179322866.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:10:58 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article179322866.html Kentucky awards $5 million a month to low-budget films. What do we get in return? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article179670621.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:13:12 EDT

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A grandfather's plea: Store your guns properly to prevent child shootings https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article162231783.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:36:14 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article162231783.html Lexington couple tracks gun violence nationwide https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161817288.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:38:26 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161817288.html His grandson was accidentally shot. He wants tougher penalties. https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161975563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:37:19 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161975563.html This website counts the bodies as they fall to gunfire across America https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article163200043.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:41:32 EDT

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His passion was warning kids about guns. Then his grandson was accidentally shot. https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article163199563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:40:23 EDT

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'I'll never forgive myself': What happens to parents when kids find loaded guns? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161769243.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:46:55 EDT https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article161769243.html A boy finds his father’s loaded gun. Why doesn’t Dad go to jail when someone dies? https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/watchdog/article162848728.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:41:57 EDT

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7 sobering facts about child abuse every Kentuckian should know https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article145223669.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:30:02 EDT

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State agency under investigation for ‘irregularities’ in surplus vehicle auction https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article144435149.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:27:08 EDT

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Kentucky opening secret files to help prevent ‘a mother’s worst nightmare’ https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article140540938.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:24:22 EDT

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Walgreens loses tax lawsuit that could have cost Kentucky schools millions https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/education/article140072383.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:40:17 EDT

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Berea man explains how he tortured his daughter with cold showers https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130306799.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:25:33 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130306799.html Social worker says he didn't see abuse in Berea torture case https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130298264.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:21:34 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130298264.html Berea father describes beating his daughter with leather belts https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130308124.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:25:36 EST https://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article130308124.html