The Fountain County 4-H Fundraising committee hosted a car show at the fairgrounds on July 15, and the registration fees collected from the car owners will be going toward improvements to the fairgrounds, said Cheri Krug, one of the show coordinators.Toni Myers and Chelsea Faulkner also help…
The Master Showman contest is a highlight every year at the Fountain County 4-H Fair as the top finishers in seven showman categories face off to see who is king of the mountain.
West Lebanon’s 150th celebration parade had a couple special guests on July 13, reprising their roles from the 1969 town celebration, John and Ruth Goodin. They were the grand marshals.
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Two suspects are out on their own recognizance following a traffic stop in the early morning hours of June 19.
The Attica Athletic Department is getting ready for its annual golf outing Saturday at the Harrison Hills Golf And Country Club, beginning at 9 a.m.
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On behalf of the Bud Hershberger Family and Veedersburg Masonic Lodge 491 F. and A.M. We would like to thank those who donated money in his memory to our lodge. It will be used wisely, as we are very grateful. Bud was a fifty year member.
What does the Democratic Party in Washington stand for, lets see. Abortion, open borders, murders, rapes, sex trafficking and drugs coming across our border. The drugs alone have killed over 30,000 U.S. citizens. They refuse to fix our broken immigration laws which is bringing in thousands o…
A three-day, excessive heat warning issued Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service is now underway in Northwest Indiana for Thursday through Saturday.
CALUMET CITY — Police are investigating the death of a 57-year-old man found with a gunshot wound to the torso Tuesday morning.
More than 8,000 motorists will pay a few bucks less next time they renew their driver's license or vehicle registration at the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. is not immediately appealing a federal judge's order that blocked a new Indiana abortion restriction from taking effect.
CROWN POINT — From homemade pizzas and vegan wraps to hoppy cold-brews and decadent desserts, the upcoming Taste of Crown Point is sure to offer something for every food lover.
Are your kids ready for the financial challenges of adulthood? The 10th annual Parents, Kids, and Money Survey from T. Rowe Price shows the benefits of early financial education, including both formal schooling and parental guidance.
The T. Rowe Price survey typically polls children aged eight to fourteen years old, along with their parents, to assess early financial understanding and habits. For the 10th annual survey in 2018, T. Rowe Price decided to switch their focus to young adults from eighteen to 24 years old to follow-up on the first survey, when those young adults would have been in the proper polling range.
T. Rowe Price's findings aren't surprising. Financial education in school is important, but what kids learn at home has an even greater impact.
Young adults who received...
Current Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell recently indicated that the Fed may soon cut interest rates for the first time since the start of the financial crisis in 2009. What would such a change in the federal funds rate mean for you?
In today’s world of 24/7 cable TV and Internet news, people are more likely to be knowledgeable about financial and economic matters than in past generations. For example, we would venture to guess that most people have at least heard of the Federal Reserve, or, as it is usually referred to, the Fed.
However, having heard of the Fed is quite different from understanding what the Fed actually does and how its actions influence our financial lives. Let’s explore the Fed’s role in the U.S. economy and how its actions affect the broad economy and interest rates in particular.
What is the Federal Reserve and what are its Main Tools?
Debt is no picnic at any age, but it's particularly rough on senior citizens. Most are nearing their retirement years or have already retired with little time (or money) to pay down debts.
Seniors tend to have better access to more credit if they need it. Their average credit score is 745, well above the national average of 701. That's both good and bad news. Better access to credit can tempt seniors into increasing debt or letting credit ride throughout their retirement years when they have less income to avoid a debt spiral.
The credit reporting agency Experian finds that Americans aged sixty and above do have less debt than the average American – $70,633 compared to the $93,446 national average – but that's still a troubling number given that most incomes will decrease during retirement years.
The amount of seni...
Does your family celebrate Amazon Prime Day? Over half of Amazon customers are estimated to be members of Amazon Prime, a staggering figure. Prime Day 2018 was the biggest shopping day of the year, exceeding even Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with 89 million visitors logging on and over 100 million products sold. Prime Day 2019 starts on Monday, July 15th at 12 a.m. PT and for the first time ever will run for 48 hours.
Amazon Prime members gain several membership advantages, but one of the greatest is free shipping year-round. For only $119 per year, you get free shipping and rapid delivery — and if you use Amazon even semi-regularly, you will save a bundle on shipping charges compared to the $119 membership. That begs the question: how can Amazon afford free shipping with Prime membership at only $119? The price was raised from $79 to $99 in 2014 and from $99 to $119 in 2018, but shipping costs are not the fundamental reason why.
It is not an issue of volume; ...
America's credit card debt is nearly $1 trillion, according to Federal Reserve data. How much of that debt belongs to your kids?
The 2019 Parents, Kids, and Money Survey from T. Rowe Price shows that credit card use has skyrocketed among 8-to-14-year-olds over the past seven years – from 4% in 2012 to 17% today. That's almost as high as the percentage of kids with checking accounts (19%).
Only 41% of kids with credit cards pay their bill. Parents pay 59% of the time – although this statistic could be misleading. Kids in the 8-year-old to 14-year-old age range are probably paying off their debts with allowance money or earnings from chores. Parents are responsible for charges in any case since children that young can't open credit cards under their own name.
If you've added your child...
It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.
While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins.
If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.
Once again, millennials — anyone born between 1981 and 1996 — are in the news. This time, unbeknownst to them, it’s a plea for help.
According to the Oxford Dictionary, a boundary is defined as “a line that marks the limits of an area.” In more straightforward terms, it’s the line you clearly draw so that others know not to cross it. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships, whether that’s among friends, within the workplace or in a romantic partnership.
SAN FRANCISCO - In an unprecedented move, the California Supreme Court has allowed the defense in a gang-related murder trial in San Francisco to obtain private postings from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In a brief order Wednesday, the court let stand a San Francisco judge's ruling that the social media companies must turn over the private postings being sought by defendants in a murder ...
LOS ANGELES - As the nation battles an opioid epidemic, the Los Angeles Police Department is expanding a program to supply officers with thousands of doses of a nasal spray to treat overdose victims. Last year, the LAPD launched a pilot program to train and equip officers to administer naloxone, which blocks the effects of an opioid overdose. More than 6,100 officers now carry the drug sold ...
WASHINGTON - Democratic front-runner Joe Biden will face off against Kamala Harris on the second night of the two-part presidential primary debate in Detroit at the end of the month. Bernie Sanders will be matched up against Elizabeth Warren in another group of 10 candidates on the first night, July 30. This will be the second event to feature a Biden-Harris matchup. In the first Democratic ...
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, a prominent Washington lawyer and son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new Labor secretary. "Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a lawyer with great experience," Trump said in a pair of tweets on Thursday night. ...