Kentucky may have been won handily by Republican Mitt Romney in the general election, but Democrats from the Bluegrass State will be partying in Washington, D.C. Sunday to celebrate the inauguration of President Obama.
The Kentucky Democratic Party is hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel on K Street in Washington, with Gov. Steve Beshear, Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Kentucky Democratic Party chairman Dan Logsdon on hand.
Kentucky's tax amnesty is winding down and the officials running it are expecting the response during the final days to be overwhelming. The program started October 1. Mack Gillim with the Department of Revenue said more than 11,000 applications have come in so far.
"Of that, a little over 9,000 were in-state applications and almost 2,000 out of state," said Gillim. "We've had over 23,000 phone calls and 46,000 plus visits to our website."
Gillim said, based on Kentucky's previous amnesty programs, there could be another 20,000 or so applications.
It’s a beautiful time of year to get out into nature, maybe take a hike or camp out for a night or two. One of the most popular locations for folks around here is the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, and author Sean Patrick Hill provides a comprehensive look at all that the Gorge offers visitors. He is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about his soon-to-be-released book, Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge: Your Definitive Guide to the Jewel of the Southeast.