Kentucky Offers “Fresh Start” for Delinquent Taxpayers

10/10/2012 02:30:45 PM  -  0 Comments

Amnesty Program Designed To Help Avoid Penalties While Generating Needed Revenue For The State

So you’re a little behind in paying your taxes? Then you’ll be glad to know that the state is offering you a “fresh start” on paying those taxes paid without getting clobbered by escalating fees and penalties. In addition, you will only be responsible for half the interest you owe and any threat of prosecution will be waived. Sound good?

Here’s how it works.


Celebrating Small Business in a Big Way

10/5/2012 10:43:56 AM  -  0 Comments

Talking about small business quickly leads to some big names. Did you know that Dell Computers founder Michael Dell started out as a dishwasher in a local Chinese restaurant working for $2.30 an hour? Oprah Winfrey began her career at a local radio station reporting for $100 per week. Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger originally sold his jeans out of the back of his car. . .talk about no overhead. And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg worked his way through college as a parking lot attendant. It should come as no surprise that these well-known and successful people got their starts in small businesses. There are more than 28 million small businesses operating in the U.S. today running the gamut from retail to restaurants, car repair to coffee shops and hair salons to food marts. Together, they employ 57% of the country’s private workforce and represent 44% of the national payroll.

Chances are good that most of us here in Louisville got our starts as employees of small businesses, too. Of the nearly 30,000 private sector businesses that call Louisville home, 97% have less than 100 employees and 72% have between one and nine employees. These small businesses and micro businesses represent the hard work and continuing efforts of Louisville’s diverse population including successful women and minority-owned companies and their employees.


Mark Halperin keynotes GLI Legislative Dinner

10/1/2012 11:41:19 AM  -  0 Comments

Political analyst Mark Halperin blew in last week like a cool breeze, leaving bi-partisanship behind and providing a very balanced look at the last 50 days of the presidential campaign. It probably helped some that he was fresh from his recent EMMY win for the HBO movie based on the New York Times best selling book, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, Palin and McCain, and the Race of a Lifetime, that he co-authored. It may also be helped by the fact that this was his third visit to Louisville, so he is well beyond stranger status. Further, he pointed out that he feels it is his obligation to be non-partisan as well as work to know the country and not just see the New York and DC points of view. Halperin is also editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, creator and author of’s “The Page,” and senior political analyst for MSNBC. You can see why he would like to get out and about to get the pulse of the country.

Serving as keynote speaker for the GLI 2012 Legislative Dinner, Halperin spoke before a crowd of nearly 400 that included many local, state and national elected officials including Congressman John Yarmouth, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and a number of state representatives, including the Jefferson County Delegation Leadership, and Louisville Metro Council members.