In 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report estimating the annual expenses associated with raising children in two-parent and single-parent households. On average, households in the lowest income group spent 25 percent of their before-tax income on a child; those in the middle-income group, 16 percent; and those in the highest group, 12 percent.
Total family expenditures on a child (for a total of 18 years), by single-parent and two-parent households:
Tickets are still available for the Kentucky State Police Trooper Island fundraiser, which features a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Located on Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County, Trooper Island is a free summer camp for underprivileged boys and girls age 10-12. It is financed entirely by donations, no public funds are used.
Glen Rice, Family and Friends Musical Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.
The concert, featuring former educator Rice, The Broken Hearts Band, Kevin Whitlock, Madison Brown, Allen Hilbert and Christy Miller, will be held at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School north of Elizabethtown.
The concert includes the “Future Star” series where local and regional entertainers will have the chance to show off their musical skills.
After 30 years of service at the LaRue County Courthouse, Pat Meers will retire this weekend and begin a new chapter in her life.
Meers, chief deputy in the circuit clerk’s office, has been a part of the courthouse since three decades ago, when she began working with the ambulance service. A few years later, a job opened in the circuit clerk’s office and she applied. Meers began working in the office Aug. 1, 1983, and her retirement will be made official on the same day this year.
Two LaRue County Herald News employees will be honored by the National Newspaper Association for stories entered in the NNA’s Better Newspaper Contest.
Circulation Manager Ramona Coffey took first in best humorous column for newspapers with circulation of 3,000-4,999.
Her column “At least we know what to get her for Christmas” described an incident with losing her false teeth. The judge’s comment was “This column made me laugh out loud. There’s something about personal stories of problems that works.”