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Welcome new subscriber!

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Thanks for signing up! You are now a free subscriber of Forward Kentucky (we call it the “Friend” level). This means you will begin getting our subscriber-only newsletter about once a week, AND you will be able to read all the content on the site, as long as you are logged in.

Here is some info about your account that might be helpful:

Your perks as a Friend-level subscriber –
 Read all content on the site, except for the occasional Paid-Member-Only posts
 Add your comments to posts
 Receive the weekly update newsletter (see below for more info)
 Receive occasional Action Alerts (also see below)

Logging in – There is no need to remember a password. (Yay!) Just click the "Log in" link at the top of any page and enter the same email you used when you signed up. You will be sent a link to that email; click the link and you'll be logged in.

Newsletters and emails (important!) – When you signed up, you were given a choice of newsletters and email things that you could opt into or out of. The weekly update is automatically set to opt in, while the others are automatically set to opt out.

Here’s the important part – At any time, you can opt into or out of any of those items by clicking on the profile button at the lower right, and toggling the button. Feel free to turn them all off, if you don’t want them in your inbox. (Note that they are not posted on the site, so you can’t read them there.) BUT, please don’t click the “Unsubscribe from all emails” button at the bottom, because if we make changes to things, we’ll have no way to tell you.

Also note that some of the newsletters are limited to certain membership levels, so even if you opt in on the profile button, you won’t get them unless you are at that level.

Help – If you need help with something, use the Contact Support button on – you guessed it – the floating button popup.

Feedback – If you want to send us feedback, use the info on the Shout Back page to get in touch.

Perks and upgrading – Being a Friend is free, and will be free forever. But, if you want some extra perks, there are two paid levels, which include the following:

Patron level ($5 a month)
Everything in the Friend level, plus:
 No ads!
 The Daily Headlines newsletter (opt in)
 Access to the Bill Tracker
 Access to the Legislator Scorecard
 Access to Election Central

Partner level ($9 a month)
Everything in the Patron level, plus:
 Bruce’s Daily Take newsletter (opt in)
 The daily General Assembly Update (opt in)
 Special online events such as interviews with elected officials
 Online webinars and explainers (both live and recorded)

If those perks are important to you, consider upgrading by either clicking the profile button in the lower right, or the Account link in the menu.

Okay, I think that covers it. We're glad you are a subscriber, and hope you will find value in your subscription. Thanks for becoming part of the Forward Kentucky family!

Bruce Maples

PS – I’ll be sending this via email as well, so you can keep it for reference if you need it. Or, just send it to the virtual round file. 😉