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  • Kids also need protection from the summer sun

    It’s often said that the habits children learn at a young age carry over to adulthood. Safe sun exposure should be included in those healthy habits.

  • Plan a family reunion!
  • May is Water Awareness Month in Kentucky

    Are you water aware? Do you know how your home and garden water use impacts the water around you? May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month, and that’s a good time to think about how what we do affects the health of waterways in Kentucky and beyond.
    Kentucky has more than 90,000 miles of rivers and streams. Each stream eventually meets the Mississippi River, either directly or via the Ohio River. That means everything we put into the water can potentially reach as far as the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Summer travel on a budget

    Warm, sunny days are the perfect occasion to hit the road to discover new things. But the dream of getting away may seem impossible to some of us when the costs of traveling, including food, lodging and entertainment, are piled on top of everyday living expenses.
    These tips may make it easier for you to get away without breaking the bank.

  • What you need to know if you get a letter in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. If you receive correspondence from us:
    Don’t panic. You can usually deal with a notice simply by responding to it.
    Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice has specific instructions, so read your notice carefully because it will tell you what you need to do.

  • Be a consumer who is aware

    We’ve all heard the old saying, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying continues to hold true for consumers who are constantly bombarded with products claiming to be cure-alls in areas ranging from germ protection to quick and extreme weight loss.

  • Protect your home from termites

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.
    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • It’s time to spring clean your refrigerator

    As you tackle spring cleaning, don’t forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe.

  • Spring clean your refrigerator

    As you tackle spring cleaning, don’t forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe.

  • Soil testing can help keep unnecessary nutrients out of Kentucky streams

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple and inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.