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Today's Features

  •  With 2013 now here, make sure to give your finances a checkup and discover if you need to make saving your New Year’s resolution.

    Get out of debt:The best investment most borrowers can make is to pay off consumer debt with double-digit interest rates. Find places to cut your spending so that you can pay down your debts faster.

    Save for emergencies: Having an emergency savings fund may be the most important difference between those who manage to stay afloat and those who are sinking financially.

  •  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.

  •  Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)

    Today let us go down to Bethlehem, and join with the shepherds and the wise men, let’s see him who was born king of the Jews, for by faith we can claim an interest in him.

  •  Poinsettia drawing at library

  •  Food pantry at LaRue County Church of Christ

  •  When Amy Garrett began to plan her son’s fourth birthday, she looked beyond the usual cake, balloons, and ice cream.

  •  Sunrise Manor Executive Board members met Nov. 13.

    Rita Smith, Kathy Cooper, Ruth Ann Brown, Emogene Gardner, Ann Easton, Tickle Ragland and Peggy Edwards attended.

    Easton gave a report on the number of volunteers: 51 active and 29 sustaining. If anyone is interested in volunteering, contact Kathy Cooper at 358-3103.

    Brown reported three funerals with 39 volunteers attending.

    Ragland made a motion for Cooper to purchase Christmas gifts for Sunrise Manor and adult daycare residents.

    The next meeting is Feb. 5.

  •  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.