Social Security

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  Eastern Kentucky doesn’t have enough lawyers to represent Social Security recipients who have been notified that their payments will be discontinued, according to attorneys in the region.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance Editorial Director Kevin McCormally visits Sounds Good to discuss maximizing social security benefits by addressing such questions as: "Is it better to start claiming social security benefits at age 62, 65 or 70?" "Will social security still be around in 10, 20 or 30 years?" "If you are a veteran, are you allowed to claim Social Security benefits and military benefits?" and "How can you maximize your lifetime retirement income?"

With the possibility of a federal shutdown only hours away, government agencies have produced detailed contingency plans of how the shutdown would affect their operations as well as services in our listening area. 

If Congress cannot pass  a spending bill by midnight, most federal agencies will tell non-essential government employees to stay home on Tuesday. However, a few entities are considered essential programs and will continue to operate under mandatory spending. 

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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to senior voters with an initiative she's dubbed "Grannies for Grimes."

Grimes' 83-year-old grandmother, Elsie Case, will lead the effort. Case has appeared in campaign ads on behalf of her granddaughter and has been a regular at campaign appearances.

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul says he agrees with President Barack Obama’s main point that all Americans must work together to turn around the economy and reduce debt. But speaking to a Rotary club in Horse Cave Monday, Paul said he doesn’t agree with the approach the president wants to take: increasing taxes on the wealthy.