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Preventing child deaths

Preventing child deaths

One topic around which Kentuckians can unite is that of protecting the Commonwealth’s youngest citizens. How we do that, of …

February 11th, 2016 |  

How to calculate your retirement number

How to calculate your retirement number

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you help me calculate about how much my wife and I need to save for retirement? …

February 8th, 2016 |  

Pension gain, budget pain

Pension gain, budget pain

Charles Eliot, the longest-serving president in Harvard University’s illustrious history, once said “the capacity to inflict pain” is a university …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Financial paperwork: What to keep, what to toss

Financial paperwork: What to keep, what to toss

Dear Savvy Senior, How long should a person hang on to old receipts, stock records, tax returns and other financial …

February 2nd, 2016 |  

Social promotion enabled by watered-down diplomas

Social promotion enabled by watered-down diplomas

Parents nationwide are taking to social media to express their voluminous frustration with ludicrous math exercises introduced by public schools …

January 28th, 2016 |  

Could you have COPD?

Could you have COPD?

Dear Savvy Senior, I have struggled with some shortness of breath for the past five years or so. I just …

January 26th, 2016 |  

Moore legislative reflections

Moore legislative reflections

The first three weeks of the 2016 General Assembly have come and gone. Compared to some years, this Session got …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Four signs you’re stifling your inner entrepreneur

When I was 16, my parents split up, and in the fallout, I ended up living in a condo alone. …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

How to find discounts for people with disabilities

How to find discounts for people with disabilities

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any worthwhile discounts available to people with disabilities, and if so, how can I find …

January 18th, 2016 |  

Sweet and sour capitalism

Sweet and sour capitalism

Retired University of Kentucky economics professor Marty Solomon in a recent Herald-Leader op-ed demonstrates noted gaps in his understanding of …

January 15th, 2016 |  

No time to celebrate

On January 7th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced plans to downlist all West Indian manatees from endangered …

January 13th, 2016 |  

Prevailing wage: Prevailing nonsense

Prevailing wage: Prevailing nonsense

As a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan, I’m conflicted. It’s great that former Reds player Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to …

January 12th, 2016 |  

How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring

How to keep tabs on an elderly parent with video monitoring

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend some good home video monitoring devices that can help my sister and me keep …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Liberty boosters and busters: Something new, something bold

Liberty boosters and busters: Something new, something bold

‘Tis the season for another edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters.” My goal is to make these awards more about …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Beshear on being sworn in as KY’s 50th Attorney General

Beshear on being sworn in as KY’s 50th Attorney General

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued the following statement on Monday, Jan. 4 regarding his being sworn into office: I …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Paying income tax on Social Security benefits

Paying income tax on Social Security benefits

Dear Savvy Senior, Will I have to pay federal income taxes on my Social Security benefits when I retire? Approaching …

January 4th, 2016 |  

Micro aggressions

After many years in private practice, my experience is that we, all of us, tend to find what we are …

January 1st, 2016 |  

How to write your own obituary

How to write your own obituary

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips on how to write your own obituary? At age 80, I am …

December 29th, 2015 |  

Hoover on addition of Gooch

Hoover on addition of Gooch

House Republican Floor Leader Jeff Hoover issued the following statement on Monday, Dec. 28 regarding the addition of Representative Jim …

December 28th, 2015 |  

Helping an aging parent with their finances

Helping an aging parent with their finances

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any tips on helping an elderly parent with their finances? My 82-year-old mother is …

December 21st, 2015 |  

Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

Super-size restaurant taxes fund tourism’s shiny new toys

All taxpayers and restaurant owners of Shelbyville and Madisonville wanted this Christmas was to be left alone by pro-tax politicians …

December 18th, 2015 |  

Why can’t the public know the truth about Social Security?

During the past three decades the American people have been kept in the dark about the true status of the …

December 17th, 2015 |  

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