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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.