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Zenyatta's Last Dance

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Over 1500 fans turned out on a blustery winter night to both greet and say farewell to the great champion race mare, Zenyatta. This would be the final gig of this rock star's farewell tour.

Byron Crawford, Bard of the Backroads

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Crawford's new book, Kentucky Footnotes, appears to be anthology of some his most interesting columns from his 29 years as an award-winning columnist. It's more than that.

Kentucky an Election "Sneak Preview"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

As Nate Silver and other election watchers have noted, the Kentucky Sixth Congressional District race between incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler and Rep...

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I w...

Be First in Your Age Group to Embrace Technology

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Don McNay

The New York Times recently had a fascinating article about a car that Google is working on that can drive itself. I want one.

Bailouts Don't Work: The Lotto Winners Study

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

You can see why bailouts fail. Wall Street and lottery winners have a common bond. They have access to easy money without restraints.

5 Arrested In Book Selling Scam

Lexington Herald-Leader | Josh Kegley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Anthony T. Lackman, Jeremy L. Albertson, Tyler M. Smith, Henry S. Siegman and Justin C. Davidson are charged with theft by deception, engaging in orga...

A Taxonomy Of Regional American Barbecue Sauces & Recipes

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Meathead

Barbecue has evolved along disparate paths around the nation, led down these trails by the racial and ethnic immigrants. Indeed, barbecue sauce is a purely American cultural phenomenon.

Citi Field: Baseball's Symbol of Why You Should Move Your Money

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Houston was able to find a stadium sponsor to replace Enron. A city as big as New York should be able to find a sponsor for the Mets' field that is not funded by the American taxpayers.

On Winning the Lottery, "Sin City" & "Big Money"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Don McNay has been on a book tour, promoting his book, Son of a Son of a Gambler: Winners, Losers, and What to Do When You Win the Lottery. In a ...

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

Is Being Anti-Goldman Sachs Being Anti-American?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The real scandal of the entire bailout mess was how money was funneled through AIG to pay "counterparties" like Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar.

America's Next Great Progressive Leaders: NLC Announces its 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards Winners

Adam Borelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Borelli

NLC is quickly becoming the "American Idol" for the progressive movement. NLC has a real organizational talent for recognizing young leadership.

Why Term Limits Don't Work

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

Like much of America, I'm down on professional politicians. I'm tired of people getting in office to line their pockets, suck up to lobbyists and constantly run for re-election.

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Today Is the Day to Cut Up Your Credit Cards (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It never ceases to amaze me how many people think they are smarter than the credit card game. It reminds me of people who are trying to outfox casinos.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Things to Consider When Taking a Buyout or Severance Package (Video)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I've found that people leaving old line companies, even with a severance package, were more bitter than those where companies treated employees like interchangeable parts.

ATT: Reaching out and Ripping off Long Distance Customers. Like Me.

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Each month, I pay for unlimited long distance service. Yet each month, ATT sends me a bill for all my long distance calls, at 33 cents a minute. This has happened for six consecutive months.

Kentucky's Ultimate Watchdog Journalist

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

In April, Al Cross is being inducted in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. No one worked harder or longer to gather all the nuances of a story than Al Cross.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

"Can't-Lose" Business Investments

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Funny how falling feels like flying, for a little while." - Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart I've been making the final edits on m...

Things About Money You Don't Learn in College

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Don McNay

College seniors are entering a world of money -- and without very much preparation for what is about to hit them.

Valentine's Day and Leaving a Tip for the "Little People"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

em>Take a good look around and if you're looking down Put a little love in your heart -Jackie DeShannon In the early 1990's, I was one of the nati...