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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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…

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It seems obvious. If you drive an expensive car, you must have an excellent credit score – but that's not always the case.

Credit scores are calculated from factors in your credit report, including on-time payment history and how much of your available credit you use. You could be a Lamborghini driver who is drowning in debt and regularly misses payments on items other than your beloved car. You could also own a Lamborghini because you've saved money for years, have no other debts, and used credit properly to enable your dream car purchase.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

CHICAGO - Cubs radio announcer Pat Hughes deserves to receive the Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award, the sport's highest honor for a broadcaster, when it's handed out at this time next year. Certainly, no one is better than Hughes, a distinction that might even be enough to snag it for him. You never know. The man is a consummate professional who has studied and honed his craft ...

MIAMI - They could close the summer ledger right now and claim victory. The Miami Heat won the NBA offseason - no, not on the top tier, where Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis and Kevin Durant were changing uniforms, but on the lower level of teams that did the most with nothing. What was supposed to be a dead summer in South Florida for Heat activity ended up delightfully noisy. Pat Riley somehow ...

SEATTLE - What's the rudest thing you can say to people that have already invested hundreds of millions more dollars into a project than expected? That they better keep the money coming. But that's the advice for the NHL Seattle ownership group when it comes time to build a team. And that's what this hockey-hungry fan base should expect of them. Thursday, Hall of Fame center Ron Francis was ...

SEATTLE - One week after perhaps the most imperfect start of Mike Leake's career, he flirted with perfection. Leake retired the first 24 batters he faced, Daniel Vogelbach hit a pair of three-run homers and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 10-0 on Friday night at T-Mobile Park. They were the same Angels that seven days earlier had no-hit the Mariners in a 13-0 win, with ...