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Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.Full Story >
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...Full Story >
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A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side. The crash happened early Wednesday afternoon in Colerain Township. A funeral procession was headedFull Story >
A car smashed into the side of a hearse during a funeral procession Wednesday, knocking it on its side.Full Story >
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The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. In January, Glen Galemmo admitted publicly for the first time thatFull Story >
The man at the center of what's been called one of the largest ponzi schemes in Ohio's history is asking for a shorter prison sentence. Full Story >
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Inside the Louisville Urban League Headquarters on West Broadway, local and state leaders urged the public to apply for earned income tax credits Friday.
"This is not charity. This is your money. It belongs to you," said Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson. "Twenty percent of eligible Kentucky workers are still not filling out the documentation."
The earned income tax credit is designed to help low to moderate income families keep more of what they have earned. Individuals making $50,000 or less annually may qualify.
To help boost applications Friday morning, agencies including the Urban League and Louisville Asset Building Coalition teamed with community organizations to staff the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program free of charge.
"The demand is great," said Portland Promise Center Outreach Coordinator Eurana Horton who runs VITA services at the neighborhood center.
According to Horton, so many people turned out for the priceless tax service she and her staff had to set a limit.
"We could have up to 70 people in one session and it's only three hours," said Horton. "I only have three volunteers today, so we had to cut it back to about 30 this morning."
The Portland Promise Center is just one of more than two dozen locations offering the free tax help.
"We now have 27 sites throughout the city," said Mayor Greg Fischer during the Urban League press conference. "They're located at churches, universities, city government buildings, nonprofit groups."
Having recently taken advantage of the VITA program, Louisville mother of five Elisha Jordan said it helped save her hundreds.
"Last year," began Jordan, "I paid almost $400 to have my taxes prepared."
Community leaders, however, said the savings do not have to stop there.
"If you've got a family of three or more and you're making $50,000 or so, you can get back $6,000," said Abramson.
Mayor Fischer said those savings can benefit not only families in need, but the community as well.
"We have returned $82 million into the community," said Fischer. "It's recirculated and obviously helped a lot of people in a lot of different ways."
350 volunteers will donate 20,000 hours of their time to carry out this year's VITA program at the following metro Louisville locations:
Americana Community Center | 4801 Southside Drive
Bates Community Development Center | 1228 S. Jackson Street
LABC Tax Services | 118 W. Breckinridge Street Suite 300
Louisville Central Community Center | 1330 Muhammad Ali Blvd.
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Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. She became a Florence Police officer in February 2012. Last year, she welcomed her first daughter and a few months later became pregnant with her firstFull Story >
Lyndi Trischler has a passion for police work. That's why she became a Florence Police officer in 2012. Now, she says, she is forced to choose between her job and her family.Full Story >
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The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison. Hamilton Prosecutor Joseph Deters announced the indictment of Blake Seylhouwer WednesdayFull Story >
The Madeira man who shot at his wife at their home in Madeira earlier this month could get up to 11 years in prison.Full Story >
You may be a hot mess after reading some of these cray new words added to the Oxford Online Dictionary. While some of the new words are pretty amazeballs, others have us scratching our heads. Britain'sFull Story >
Britain's Oxford University Press announced on Thursday that they will be adding new words to its online Oxford Dictionary to reflect new language trends.Full Story >