Officials with the Pennyrile Allied Community Services Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is once again offering free basic tax preparation with electronic filing for qualified Christian County residents.
Residents interested in the free tax filing service are encouraged to make and appointment by calling 270-886-6341 with priority given to senior citizens in the community.
Residents with an appointment will then go to the PACS building, which is located at 1100 South Liberty Street on Monday and Wednesday starting Monday, February through Monday, April 15th.
The free service is made possible through a grant from the Internal Revenue Service, which pays for volunteers to receive training and become IRS certified to help individuals file simple tax return filings.
Area high school students wanting to go to college after graduation are being encouraged to register for two ACT prep workshops offered by Murray State University.
MSU officials say the workshops will be offered in two locations, Murray or in Paducah and that the workshops will take place Saturday, February 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost of the workshop is $55 and includes a 350+ page book.
Special programs coordinator in the MSU Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach, Janeen Winters stated this is a great opportunity for first time test takers or those wishing to improve their score.
Officials say the workshops are being offered in Murray at MSU’s main campus, or at the Murray State University Paducah Regional Campus with the Murray location to have an in-depth English/reading review, while the Paducah location will have an in-depth math review.
Officials say space is limited and pre-registration is required.
For more information, contact Murray State University at 270-809-3011.
Kentucky has been ranked fourth in the nation for light vehicle production.
Auto manufacturers in the state last year produced over a million vehicles, which is considered to be the best output since 2007.
Governor Steve Beshear stated the Commonwealth was moving in the right direction, with more than a million vehicles produced and a ranking of fourth overall in the country for light vehicle production, making this a promising time for the state.
Governor Beshear also commented that one in every 10 light vehicles produced in the United States last year was made in Kentucky.
Kentucky is home to nearly 450 motor vehicle-related facilities, employing almost 75,000 people.
Governor Beshear added that in just the last two years, about 135 auto industry location or expansion announcements have occurred in Kentucky, which represents 7,200 new jobs and nearly $1.8 billion in new capital investments.
Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes also remarked Kentucky ’s automotive industry is so vital to the state’s overall economy, with hundreds of supply companies and thousands of employees spread across all parts of the state. **
Results taken from a recent survey indicates Kentuckians are concerned about the future of the country.
Results from the Kentucky Health Issues Poll indicates six in ten Kentucky adults think the next generation will be worse off financially than the current generation.
In addition, over half of those who were polled indicated their parents’ generation was better off financially than the current generation.
The Kentucky Health Issues Poll also focused on health comparisons between generations.
According those results, four in ten respondents said their children’s generation will be less healthy than the current generation of working-age Kentuckians and that about the same number reported their parents’ generation was healthier than the current generation of Kentuckians.
The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is a non-profit, philanthropic organization.
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