Poverty Task Force Begins Work In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

At almost 17%, Kentucky has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. A 25-member legislative task force charged with developing strategies for combating the problem held its initial meeting this week in Frankfort.

Beshear Urges More Kentuckians to Apply for EITC

 From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Governor Steve Beshear wants more Kentuckians to apply for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. Beshear says 20-percent of eligible Kentuckians are NOT applying for the credit, which benefits low and middle-income individuals and families. He says 200 free tax preparation sites have been established in 90 Kentucky counties. […]