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News Briefs: BB&T free tax bus, Beef Expo sales, Gov. appoints Miller, First Financial shred event

BB&T free tax prep

BB&T has partnered with The Center for Great Neighborhoods to bring the BB&T tax bus to offer free tax preparation in their state-of-the-art mobile tax center to tax clients in our region on March 19.

The bus will be at the following location:

Tuesday, March 19 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center for Great Neighborhoods, 321 W. MLK Boulevard, Covington. The bus will be parked on Martin Luther King Boulevard at corner of Fisk Street.

“We’re excited to have the BB&T Bank Bus come to Covington this year,” said Rose Gilb, Vice President, Covington Financial Center. “This is a great opportunity for people in Northern Kentucky to not only have their taxes filed for free but also get help with setting up a savings or checking account if they need that assistance. All you have to do is sign up! We’ll also be taking walk-ins if slots are available.”

The BB&T tax bus will be staffed with IRS-certified volunteers from The Center for Great Neighborhoods.

“If you’re in the area and need to file your taxes, come see us on the BB&T tax bus,” said Monica Ibarra of Center for Great Neighborhoods. “This bus travels around the country and we’re fortunate to have it stop here for this year.”

Call Ibarra at 859.547.5543 for income limits.

Annual Beef Expo sales

The Kentucky Farm Bureau 33rd annual Beef Expo recorded total sales of $896,402. With one less breed and 30.25 fewer lots than last year, Beef Expo sales averaged $2,150 per lot for 417 lots.

“The Beef Expo results reflect the state of commodity prices in Kentucky and the U.S.,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is dedicated to finding new markets for Kentucky agricultural products, and toward that end, I recently appointed Tim Hughes, a longtime leader in Kentucky agriculture, to serve as senior trade advisor in my office. Expanding demand for Kentucky farm and food products at home and abroad will help turn commodity prices in the right direction.”

Angus cattle brought an average of $3,271 per lot to lead all breeds. The sale topper was an Angus cow consigned by Burks Cattle of Park City and sold for $11,000. Fourteen states were represented at the sale.

In the junior show, 343 cattle passed through the show ring, including 205 from Kentucky. The judging contest attracted 163 participants.  

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Meade Tractor, and Farm Credit Mid-America were the major sponsors of the Beef Expo.

Governor appoints Miller

Dr. Leah Miller of Hebron has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners.

Miller is a veterinarian. She will serve for a term expiring Sept. 28, 2021.

First Financial shred event

First Financial location will feature a Shred Event. Local residents are invited to bring personal paperwork they would like shredded in a secure and confidential manner. Iron Mountain, which specializes in secure document destruction, will shred and recycle the paperwork.

Papers that might be destroyed include:

• Medical Records
• Cancelled Checks
• Bank / Financial Statements
• Documents with SSN or Credit Card information
• Legal Papers and more

Stop by the Hebron banking center during normal business hours March 25-30 to drop off the documents you would like securely and confidentially destroyed. Document shredding gives consumers peace of mind in knowing their information has been destroyed the correct way and provides a safe way to take care of trash. Visit the Hebron First Financial Bank location at 2652 North Bend Rd; Hebron.

For more information about First Financial Bank visit Facebook or the bank website.

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