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  • COLUMN: Start saving in the new year

     With 2013 now here, make sure to give your finances a checkup and discover if you need to make saving your New Year’s resolution.

    Get out of debt:The best investment most borrowers can make is to pay off consumer debt with double-digit interest rates. Find places to cut your spending so that you can pay down your debts faster.

    Save for emergencies: Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

  • COLUMN: Reduce year-end tax consideration with charitable giving

     Often in the hustle and bustle of daily life and holiday planning, many people overlook the importance of year-end tax planning. There are several things you can do to realize some year-end tax savings. One of the most common ways to reduce your federal tax obligation is through charitable giving.

    People often give donations in the form of cash or household goods. You may also give charitable donations in the form of stocks or even real estate. The actual amount of tax savings realized through charitable donations will vary for different people, based on tax bracket.

  • PHOTO: Breakfast book club

     The LaRue County Public Library Breakfast Book Club met on Dec. 18 at Paula's Hot Biscuit. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the library but decided to meet at the restaurant in December. Pictured are from left, (seated) Roland Bright, Judy Bridges, Bob Bridges, Anita Judd Brown, Marcia Saltsman; standing, Cathy Luttrell, LCPL adult programs coordinator.

  • COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Dec. 19, 2012

     Poinsettia drawing at library

  • PHOTO: Flaget adopts families for Christmas

     Every year departments of Flaget Memorial Hospital, which is part of KentuckyOne Health, "adopt" needy families for Christmas. This year 33 hospital departments adopted 19 families. They bought gifts for 62 children. Staff members of the Flaget Immediate Care Clinic, from left, Wanda Neal, Sandy Medley, Bert Redemann, Mary Duvall and Stacey Mouser displayed some of the gifts purchased for the youngsters. The project is sponsored by the Flaget Memorial Hospital Mission Council.

  • PHOTO: First Families of Kentucky

     Sharon Veirs Williams and Beverly Heath were awarded certificates for their recent membership in "The First Families of Kentucky" organization. The presentation was made by Sharon Withers, registrar and the sponsor for membership, Susan McCrobie of Elizabethtown.

  • PHOTO: Poinsettia winner at library

     Nancy Elliott was last week's winner of a Christmas Poinsettia at the LaRue County Public Library. Just read a book, come by the library and complete a ticket and drop it in the box for a chance to win. A drawing will be held 1 p.m. each Friday during December.

  • Brittany Benningfield sings at UK game

     Brittany Benningfield sang the national anthem during opening ceremonies of the UK-Lipscomb men’s basketball game in Lexington Dec. 15.

    Benningfield, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Campbellsville University, master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Kentucky and is a Doctor of Musical Arts’ Vocal Performance candidate at UK. 

  • PHOTO: Judy Blair book-signing

     Judy Blair, author of "LaRue County, Kentucky – A Pictorial History," was at the LaRue County Public Library last Thursday to promote her book. 

  • BIRTH: Durretts welcome Edison Stephen

     Blake and Whitney Durrett are proud to announce the birth of a son, Edison Stephen Durrett.

    Edison Stephen was born at 6:32 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Grandparents are George and Sandy Pickerell, and Steve and Stella Durrett and the late Tammy Durrett.

    Great-grandparents are Edwin and Mildred Pickerell and Cliff and Shirley French and the late Harold Larimore.