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Kentucky needs to be more retiree-friendly

Looking to retire? Don’t do it in Kentucky. Though recognized around the globe for its bourbon, basketball and horse racing, Kentucky is considered the worst state for retirees, according to one 2019 ranking of the best states in the country to retire in. The study was released Monday by WalletHub, a personal finance website. After finishing ninth worst in 2017, the Bluegrass State has consistently remained at the bottom of the rankings for the past two years. With a total score of 41.89 out of 100, Kentucky rounded out the five worst states — West Virginia (45.38), New Jersey (45.06), Rhode Island (43.49) and New Mexico (43.33) — in the scoring of 47 key indicators in three categories: affordability, health care and quality of life.