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How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

How to pick a Medicare Advantage plan

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m approaching 65 and am interested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and …

May 24th, 2016 |  

More pension funding means more accountability

More pension funding means more accountability

Nontransparent state budget conference committees aren’t the only place that armed state troopers apparently can be found in the capitol …

May 20th, 2016 |  

Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

Simplified tablets designed for tech-challenged seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting my 78-year-old mother a tablet for video calls and email but want to …

May 18th, 2016 |  

Pirates ready to re-board taxpayers’ ship

Pirates ready to re-board taxpayers’ ship

“Let’s say this again for the umpteenth time: Don’t use taxpayer money on sports arenas.” Barry Petchesky of the hip …

May 13th, 2016 |  

How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen

How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently …

May 9th, 2016 |  

Bravo! for Bevin’s veto

Bravo! for Bevin’s veto

Gov. Matt Bevin’s decision to veto legislation guaranteeing any Kentucky student a free ride to community college is one of …

May 6th, 2016 |  

Choosing an appropriate walking cane

Choosing an appropriate walking cane

Dear Savvy Senior, I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get …

May 2nd, 2016 |  

Don’t know a lot about pensions? See a doctor

Don’t know a lot about pensions? See a doctor

I recently stood in Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where 55 delegates gathered in May 1787 to create the U.S. Constitution and …

April 29th, 2016 |  

Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

Legislative session successful for Ky. agriculture

The 2016 session of the General Assembly has come to an end, and we are thankful that this session was …

April 28th, 2016 |  

How to downsize your stuff for a move

How to downsize your stuff for a move

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to …

April 25th, 2016 |  

Voice for reform silenced yet still heard

Voice for reform silenced yet still heard

Kentucky Roll Call publisher and American hero Lowell Reese, who was exposed to Agent Orange decades ago while fighting communism …

April 22nd, 2016 |  

When does it pay to take Social Security early?

When does it pay to take Social Security early?

Dear Savvy Senior, I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking …

April 19th, 2016 |  

Detangling hair-braiding rules: Detour averted

Detangling hair-braiding rules: Detour averted

Along with his recently created “Selfie of the Week” contest, Gov. Matt Bevin’s Facebook page includes a video of the …

April 15th, 2016 |  

Auto insurance discounts for older drivers

Auto insurance discounts for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve read that many car insurance companies offer a variety of discounts to older drivers when they …

April 11th, 2016 |  

Teachers and their pensions: Doing the math

Teachers and their pensions: Doing the math

Lots of retired teachers bared their angry fists at me following my recent column about the soon-to-retire public school administrator …

April 8th, 2016 |  

Booster shots recommended for seniors

Booster shots recommended for seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to …

April 4th, 2016 |  

Needed: A budget process that’s ‘for the people’

Needed: A budget process that’s ‘for the people’

If you don’t believe satirical journalist P.J. O’Rourke’s quip that “giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey …

March 31st, 2016 |  

The consequences of dying without a will

The consequences of dying without a will

Dear Savvy Senior, What will happen to my money and possessions if I die without a will? Getting Old Dear …

March 28th, 2016 |  

Second chances for felons and taxpayers

Second chances for felons and taxpayers

It’s time for another edition of “Liberty Boosters and Busters,” courtesy of the 2016 session of the politically divided Kentucky …

March 25th, 2016 |  

Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts

Elder mediation can help families resolve caregiving conflicts

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? My mother—who just …

March 22nd, 2016 |  

House GOP shows solidarity, challenges the status quo

House GOP shows solidarity, challenges the status quo

How unfair it was for former Gov. Steve Beshear to claim he was leaving the commonwealth’s bank account in much-better …

March 18th, 2016 |  

How retirees can save on prescription eyeglasses

How retirees can save on prescription eyeglasses

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for finding affordable prescription eyeglasses? I used to have vision insurance through …

March 14th, 2016 |  

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