If you do use a paid tax preparation service, you can keep your cost down by declining any refund-anticipation-loan products. E-Filing and direct depositing your refund can reduce your waiting time and avoid these cost services. Refund-anticipation-loans have high fees, and not using a RAL can save you an additional $100.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and the First Baptist Church Scholarship Committee will sponsor the 25th annual Gospel Musical Extravaganza 2-6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Elizabethtown Christian Academy, 401 W. Poplar Street in Elizabethtown. Choirs from the University of Kentucky, Murray State University, Campbellsville University and Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will perform.
No admission charge. For more information, call Pam Harper at 706-8434.
The LaRue County Extension Council presented Leadership awards at its annual banquet last week.
Patsy Thomas and South Fork Homemakers were the recipients of the 2011 Bobby McDowell Award of Excellence in recognition of their leadership and community service in the county.
Thomas has been an active member of the Lincoln Days Celebration, Inc., serving as president, vice president, craft chairperson and elementary art and quilt show coordinator.
Members of LaRue County High School’s basketball homecoming court are from left, Kyrstan Heath, Olivia Martin, Whitney McDowell, Lauren Patterson, Danielle Peeler, Angelia Whitlock, Justine Scroggins, Megan Smith, Kayla Skaggs and Gracen Williams.
Bob and Geri DeVary will celebrate their 45th anniversary on Feb. 12, 2011.
They were married Feb. 12, 1966, in Harrodsburg.
They have five children: Gerald DeVary, Eric DeVary, Maria DeVary-Thurman, Winona DeVary-Matthews and Kyle DeVary.
Bob is a retired farmer. Geri is a registered nurse at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.
The open house/reception is 1-4 p.m. Feb. 13 at The Lincoln Museum Community Room in Hodgenville.
Fistfights, hair pulling, trash talk and mayhem sum up the set of the Jerry Springer show.
Chelsee Mitchell, a spunky 18-year-old from Mount Sherman, got a firsthand look at the show as a guest last month.
Mitchell said she was in shock when she got the call to be on the famous Springer show, especially since she never applied to be on it in the first place.
According to Mitchell, one of her acquaintances, Courtney Reliford of Campbellsville, applied to be on the show a few months ago. On Jan. 14, Reliford received the call saying she had been accepted.