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.
Host registration for the third annual National Bible Bee will remain open until March 31. Contestant registration runs April 1-May 31. Official contest materials will be released on June 1. Every contestant will receive a Bible, Scripture memory cards, inductive Bible study curriculum, a T-shirt and more as part of registration.
The Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the spiritual growth of the entire family through Bible study, scripture memorization and prayer, launched the National Bible Bee in 2009.
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.
Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but words will never harm me.
Have you ever heard that quoted? Well, don’t believe it.
Hurtful words can cut to the very core of a person. From tabloid newspapers, forums on the Internet, even at church we are almost universally drawn to listen to or pass on the latest juicy tidbit about so-and-so’s divorce, extramarital affairs or just to rip the heart out of someone.
Everybody needs to love and be loved. Hopefully we realize that the greatest love of our life should be the Lord Jesus. When we consider what he has done for us and what he will do for us eternally, how can we not love him?
Jesus was asked one day, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” (Matthew 22:36-38). He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Thinking of who he is and has done for us should lead us to give him our all and let him reign supremely in our lives.
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.