Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky have warned consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.
“Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” said Conway.
Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.
1. Prepaid debit card scams are gaining popularity. In one scam, scam artists are calling consumers, posing as Duke Energy, threatening to turn a customer's power off if a payment is not made within the hour, using a prepaid debit card. The scam artist asks the consumer to purchase a prepaid debit card then instructs the consumer to call back with the card's number and PIN.
The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park will host a “Park Clean-Up Day” 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 27. Those interested in participating are encouraged to register for the event by calling the park’s visitors center at 270-358-3137.
If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child under the age of 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program.
The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture over 35 years ago to ensure that pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves. In Kentucky, the program is administered by local health departments.
We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.
Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.
In addition to serving hot meals weeknights to patrons who are struggling due to lost jobs, illness, and other issues relating to poverty, Warm Blessings has been delivering meals on Mondays and Thursdays for the past six months to seniors who are shut-in and frail due to age and illness and can't prepare their meals.