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Mar 19,2015
CKEEP, the UWBG free tax preparation program, is able to provide tax prep services thanks to outstanding volunteers in our community.  Melissa Gross has served as the IRS Tax Preparation Site Coordinator at Kentucky River Foothills since 2008. After individuals or families use the free services, volunteers can help provide information about ways to use their refunds to help support goals such as...
Mar 16,2015
Joey and his family are the perfect example of the importance of taking advantage of available tax savings, and then using that money wisely.  Joey and his wife have used the free tax preparation offered through United Way of the Bluegrass partner Kentucky River Foothills.  They accessed the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which allowed them to put money away to support their family and to...
Feb 26,2015
Have you seen the forecast? Yikes. After a week of snow days in February, it looks like we will be spending more quality time with snow over the next few days.   Even when schools are closed, education doesn’t have to take a back seat this winter.  Here are three smart ways you can keep the fun alive while working your brains on school snow days and weekends stuck in the house.   1.      Make...
Feb 24,2015
Buy photo reprints at PABLO ALCALÁ | As a boy, Bill Farmer, President of United Way of the Bluegrass, didn’t know exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew he wanted to have a career where he could wear a suit. Now, day in and day out, Bill can be found sporting a suit and tie, even on casual Friday.  Bill knew his desire for a...
Feb 11,2015
Every day, people need help and they may not know where to turn. Sometimes a simple solution is available, but they wait, unaware, until their small problem turns into a crisis. But help is just a phone call away!  Seriously.    Today is 2-1-1 Day (2/11), and we’re celebrating the support the 2-1-1 line provides to Central Kentucky. The 2-1-1 line helps connect callers with available...