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Better Business Bureau study shows rental fraud pervasive among home, vacation property listings

The place seems like a dream come true: the right space, the right location, the right price. But is it really for rent? Or will the renter or traveler arrive to find their money gone with nowhere to stay? An in-depth investigative study by Better Business Bureau (BBB) finds that fraud is widespread in the online rental home and vacation rental market, with 43 percent of online shoppers encountering...

Kentucky Department of Insurance Commissioner Nancy Atkins appointed to pivotal federal committee

Kentucky Department of Insurance Commissioner Nancy Atkins was appointed on Aug. 28 by the U.S. Treasury Department to serve on the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (FACI), and on Monday attended her first meeting in Washington, D.C. Nancy Atkins FACI, established in 2011, provides state based regulation advice and recommendations to assist the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) in performing...

PSC clears road for electric vehicle charging stations; removes potential obstacle of regulation

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) ruled Friday that electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are not utilities and therefore should not be subject to regulation. The ruling, contained in an order issued Friday, is intended to remove any ambiguity over the legal status of EV charging stations and pave the way for the deployment of more such stations in Kentucky. The PSC noted in the order...

Chef John Foster: ‘Convenience over quality’ debate mixes in cost, availability, and even climate

There are subtle changes this time of year, things dropping in and out without a lot of fanfare and hype. The speed at which some of these products go through the market is astonishing, and makes it that much more intimidating to try and buy and eat local. Just when I’m used to getting my asparagus, it’s gone from the market. It would be so much easier if it’s there when I need it....