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  • Dollars and Sense: Understanding the ABC’s of the AMT

    Are you aware of all the tax laws that affect you? Many people are often surprised to find themselves subject to the AMT, which is short for the alternative minimum tax. Although this tax was originally intended for a narrow group of taxpayers, it is now estimated to have an impact on millions of people. The Kentucky Society of CPAs explains what you need to know about it.

  • Treating every day like it matters



    For Wednesday’s Woman

    I wore mascara to work last week for the first time in a long time. You see, I normally consider mascara to be special-occasion makeup. I wear it when I go out on the weekends — which admittedly isn’t really all that often.

    But I decided that maybe I should treat every day like it matters just a little bit more.

    It starts with mascara. I’m also wearing a little bit of jewelry again, and just generally taking more of an interest in my overall appearance.

  • Dollars and Sense: Tax relief for Ponzi scheme losses

    The name Bernard Madoff will forever be associated with investment fraud. Unfortunately, however, Madoff is not the only bad apple involved in handling the money of trusting investors. With the softening in the stock market, many fraudulent investment schemes across the country have come tumbling down like a house of cards. If you have fallen victim to one of these schemes, the Kentucky Society of CPAs advises that you may qualify for tax relief on your losses in an investment scam.

  • Calling all female artists and crafters

    The second annual Every Women’s Arts and Crafts Spring Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 8 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. Set up begins at 8 a.m.

  • March 21 Food Service Inspections

    Inspections are conducted on food service establishments by the Hardin County Health Center at least once every six months and retail food markets once annually to determine compliance with the law.

    Published rating scores ranging from 0 to 100 are sanitation ratings only. Ratings from 85 to 100 with no critical violations are considered satisfactory.

    Sammy’s Market, 490 W. Ave., Sonora.

    Date inspected: Jan. 4

    Follow-up inspection.

    Score: 96

  • March 19 Civil Suits

    The following civil suits are filed in Hardin County Circuit Court in Elizabethtown. Et al is a Latin abbreviation meaning “and others.” Lawsuits give only one side of a disagreement and do not reflect any counterclaims and/or settlements that may have occurred since the initial suit was filed.

  • Murder trial ends abruptly



    Witnesses on Monday began painting for jurors in Brandenburg the scene of events surrounding the Aug. 3 hit-and-run that killed a Vine Grove farmer.

    The impact of that testimony became apparent Tuesday morning when Doug Vowels, attorney for military contractor Michael R. Pierce, 42, asked 46th Circuit Commonwealth’s Attorney Susan Streible if a plea deal she’d previously offered remained on the table.

  • Lincoln look-alike briefs Rotarians about Abe convention

    By JOHN FRIEDLEIN jfriedlein@thenewsenterprise.com If local Rotarians enjoyed seeing “Larry Like Lincoln” during a Tuesday meeting in Elizabethtown, they’ll probably like the loads of Lincolns who plan to come here the middle of next month. Portrayer Larry Elliott, who is organizing the Association of Lincoln Presenters convention, told the Noon Rotary Club that communitie

  • Tea time

    The News-Enterprise ELIZABETHTOWN — Hosparus, Hospice of Central Kentucky, is hosting a tea and auction 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Severns Valley Baptist Church at 1100 Ring Rd. in Elizabethtown. Hosparus is a non-profit organization that provides care, comfort and counseling for people facing life-limiting illnesses in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Elizabethtown office at 105 Diecks Dr.

  • March 21 Traffic and misdemeanors

    The following misdemeanor and traffic violation cases are found in Hardin District Court Division I in Elizabethtown. KAPS stands for Kentucky Alternative Programs. Totals include court costs and/or public advocacy fees. Birth year is in parenthesis.

    Sehwan Kim (1981). Speeding 12 mph over. Total $168.

    Jacqueline M. Mercer (1991). Theft by unlawful taking. Sixty days in jail probated for two years on conditions in the order. Total $255.

    Matthew C. Slayton (1991). Possession of alcoholic beverage by a minor. Total $205.