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Today's Features

  • If you make a mistake on your tax return, it can take longer to process, which in turn, may delay your refund. Here are eight common errors to avoid.
    1. Incorrect or missing Social Security numbers — When entering SSNs for anyone listed on your tax return, be sure to enter them exactly as they appear on the Social Security cards.
    2. Incorrect or misspelling of dependent’s last name — When entering a dependent’s last name on your tax return, make sure to enter it exactly as it appears on their Social Security card.

  • Spring is here, and all the good things that come with it. Mild temperatures, longer daylight hours and beautiful plant life.

  • Dog owners are well aware that caring for man’s best friend has taken on a greater responsibility in recent years. Perhaps that’s a result of the popularity of the cable channel Animal Planet or the television show “The Dog Whisperer,” each of which has helped to educate dog owners about caring for their canines.

  • With spring feeling like it has already sprung, Spencer Countians are undoubtedly getting an itch to be out and about.

  • Mother nature has fooled Spencer Countians and many across the region this spring with unusually warm temperatures and severe weather that generally does not strike until late April and May.
    But Spencer County Extension Agent Bryce Roberts and Tom Priddy, the director of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Weather Center, warn that residents should not get too acquainted with the summer-like temperatures that have farmers itching to get into the fields and residents packing away their sweatshirts.

  • In just a few short weeks, those who love to buy locally produced seedlings, vegetables, meats, handmade goods and more will once again have that opportunity right on Main Street.

  • Spring is traditionally the time of year that gardeners finally get to break the soil and end their cabin fever. This year is a little different because the winter was so uncharacteristically warm, and spring weather arrived so much earlier than expected. Some expected garden tasks could be taken on earlier this year, and it may be too late for others.

  • Dear Savvy Senior
    What happens to a person’s debt after they die? At age 78, I have accumulated quite a bit of credit card and medical debt over the past few years and am concerned about leaving my son and daughter with a big bill after I die. What can you tell me?
    Old and Broke

    Dear Old,
    In most cases when a person with debt dies, it’s their estate, not their kids that’s legally responsible. Here’s how it works.

  • In addressing your own problems, try to finish these sentences as honestly as you can. Each sentence relates to what usually happens when you attempt to resolve conflict:
    •When we argue, I usually...
    •When we disagree and I feel I have lost, I usually...
    •When we disagree and I feel I have won, I usually...
    •The way our arguments usually end up for me is...