President’s Day Celebrated February 15th

February 10th, 2010 · 10:22 pm  →  Posts

Next Monday the United States will recognize President’s Day as a federal holiday. Area banks and government facilities will be closed in observance of this day. The holiday originally began as a way to celebrate birthdates of two of our most influential presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Since both of their birthdays fall in [...]

February 14th is Around the Corner

February 8th, 2010 · 9:57 pm  →  Posts

Next weekend all the sweethearts in the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. I have been married to the love of my life for over 45 years. Judi and I met at WKU when we were both underclassmen and have been together ever since. Western Kentucky University recently published a group of “Love Stories” and [...]

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Set To Close

February 5th, 2010 · 10:05 pm  →  Posts

Theme park giant Six Flags has announced that they will close the Louisville park Kentucky Kingdom. Six Flags president and CEO Mark Shapiro explained that in our current economy it is hard to keep theme parks running. Six Flags, now in bankruptcy, made the decision to close Kentucky Kingdom after unsuccessful negotiations with the state [...]

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Haiti Donations Eligible for 2009 Tax Returns

February 4th, 2010 · 9:50 pm  →  Posts

The IRS announced that Haiti relief donations made in 2010 can be claimed on 2009 tax returns.

Taxpayers who itemize deductions on their 2009 return qualify for this special tax relief provision, enacted Jan. 22. Only cash contributions made to these charities after Jan. 11, 2010, and before March 1, 2010, are eligible. This includes contributions [...]

Be Safe This Super Bowl Sunday

February 3rd, 2010 · 4:20 pm  →  Posts

This Sunday the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will battle it out in Super Bowl XLIV. Football is one of American’s favorite past times and the Super Bowl will be a show that many fans flock together to watch. There will be Super Bowl parties across the U.S. this weekend, all supporting their [...]

National Pet Spay Day Announced

February 2nd, 2010 · 9:54 pm  →  Posts

The Humane Society of the United States has declared February 23rd as National Spay Day. http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/spay_day/ Judi and I have been supporting the Humane Society for several years and we know how important it is to control the pet population. “In the U.S. as a whole, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering [...]

News in Toyota Recalls

February 1st, 2010 · 10:03 pm  →  Posts

 Toyota announced today that they have begun the process of shipping new parts to Toyota dealers around the world. The Courier Journal reports that some dealerships are even planning to stay open 24 hours a day in order to get these repairs done.  http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100201/BUSINESS/2010333/Toyota+tells+dealers+parts+on+way+to+fix+pedals
  
The automaker also said today it would suspend production of eight U.S. [...]