Instead of waiting for tax refunds from the IRS, nearly 10 million consumers, many from low to moderate income families, borrow against part or all of their expected tax refunds. These refund loans are heavily marketed by paid tax preparers and immediately put cash in to the consumer’s hands, making it seem a quick and painless way to get cash. The quick cash comes at a price, however.
The Campbellsville University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. J. Robert Gaddis, dean of the School of Music, and Wansoo Cho, instructor in music, will present a concert featuring Campbellsville University faculty and graduate students 8 p.m. Feb.14 in the Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.
The program includes George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" with faculty soloist Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for love?
Millions use dating and social networking sites to meet people. While many are looking to start a successful relationship, there are those using these sites to take advantage of others. Unfortunately, the anonymity of the Internet makes it easy for con artists to use these sites to meet potential victims.
The Hardin & LaRue Diabetes Coalition will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, 108 New Glendale Road, Elizabethtown. It is open to anyone with interest in early diagnosis, reduction of complications, prevention and elimination of diabetes.
The group will not meet if schools are closed due to weather. For more information or to register for classes, contact Melissa Conder at 769-1601, Ext. 1035.
Everyone’s first thought that comes to mind when thinking about February is of course, Valentine’s Day. Every year, this day is used to celebrate those we care about and love. Not only should we use this month to remember those who have taken a place in our hearts, we should also use this month as a reminder to keep our heart healthy. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and it is very important that people know how to eat healthy to decrease their risk of developing this deadly disease.
According to the Center for Disease Control, “tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease.” Children with poor oral hygiene and untreated tooth decay can develop pain and infections that can cause problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. In a 2000 U. S. Surgeon General's report it was estimated that “more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related illness.”
Ernestine Nall celebrated her 80th birthday with her friends in Tracy Tharp’s kindergarten class at Hodgenville Elementary School. She is a volunteer in the class, helping students with their reading skills and providing lessons in painting and card-making. Pictured are Damian Felker, Ernestine’s granddaughter Katherine Nall, Logan Phapheelom, Seth Strock, Harlee Wilson and Muirgheal Murray.