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  • Facing child care cuts: Many working poor could lose day care assistance

    Deep cuts to child care assistance could topple poor Hardin County families.

    Cost-saving measures by the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services, facing a projected $86.6 million budget shortfall, include lowering the qualifying income of families receiving assistance and suspending new applications to the Child Care Assistance Program, CCAP, still commonly referred to as 4Cs, after the agency that used to administer the program.

  • Experts warn of tax-time tricks

    The start of tax season can be a vulnerable time for taxpayers.

    Area business and tax professionals are warning residents about potential scams and letting them know what new measures and waiting periods they should expect when filing their 2012 taxes.

    The Better Business Bureau released a list of issues filers should anticipate this tax season.

    In some cases, a taxpayer expects a refund and it never comes. A filer calls the Internal Revenue Service to learn someone else has claimed the refund using that person’s Social Security number.

  • WL Plastics employee earns chance at $1 million

    A Hardin County man has an opportunity to win $1 million today.

    Roger Shartzer, maintenance manager at WL Plastics in Elizabethtown, found out two weeks ago he was chosen to participate in the Safety Jackpot.

    The nationwide incentive program provides employees with scratch-off cards for safety behaviors, according to the Safety Jackpot website.

    Patrick Jarchow, safety coordinator at WL Plastics, said employees are evaluated weekly and have an opportunity to win up to five scratch-off cards a month.

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  • Missing Radcliff man found alive in Kansas

    A Radcliff man reported missing Monday was found two days later when a Kansas sheriff’s deputy stopped his vehicle.

    Patrick Neal, 29, was last seen at 10:30 a.m. Monday at his residence. According to Radcliff Police Department, his family reported him missing and feared he might harm himself.

    Neal is a suspect in a police investigation according to an RPD news release. Spokesman Bryce Shumate declined to comment on the case in which Neal is considered a suspect.

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  • Severns Valley lands VeggieTales live show

    The VeggieTales live performance is coming to Severns Valley Baptist Church this spring.

    In conjunction with WJIE radio station in Louisville, the church is hosting “VeggieTales Live: Happy Birthday Bob and Larry” at 7 p.m. April 26 in its multi-purpose room, said Ashley Purcell, director of children’s ministries at Severns Valley.

    Tickets for the performance go on sale Monday, she said.

  • Fort Knox rules some businesses off limits

    An order issued by the Department of the Army has made a handful of businesses off limits to Fort Knox soldiers.

  • Basketball Hall of Fame to unveil next inductee class in March

    The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame plans to unveil its latest selection of 17 inductees March 5, who will be honored during an induction weekend in July at the Historic State Theater.

    Stars of yesteryear will join the first group of 16 inductees honored last year.

  • Kentuckians encouraged to participate in earthquake drill today

    Similar to the “stop, drop and roll” during a fire drill, Kentuckians are encouraged to “drop, cover and hold on” today as part of a region-wide effort to rehearse what to do in the event of an earthquake.