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Today's News

  • Five steps to create and keep a holiday budget

    The Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to create a holiday budget this season! Mapping out your spending in November will help ease the strain of a financial holiday hangover in January. Creating a budget, and being disciplined enough to follow it, is one of the best ways to avoid overspending during the holidays. Here are the steps to creating a holiday budget:

  • Gathering around the Thanksgiving table

    My grandparents lived on a farm in Ft. Wayne, Ind. When they were living, we would gather there every Thanksgiving with my family, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. They owned a turkey farm so it was always an incredibly busy time of the year.

    However, when it came time to sit down at their old wooden table, we would give thanks for the blessings of the year and enjoy a meal together. As the years went by, my grandparents passed away and the table and traditions were brought to Indianapolis to my mom’s house.

  • A family Christmas tradition
  • Holiday Happenings

    Festival of Nativities

    A Christmas tradition will be renewed on Dec. 6 and 7 with over 400 nativities depicting the birth of Christ on display in Crestwood at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  This is a free event and is the only festival of its kind in the Greater Louisville area.

  • Top ten reasons to buy local

    1. Buy Local -- Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

    These include case studies showing that locally-owned businesses generate a premium in enhanced economic impact to the community and our tax base.

  • Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

    Small businesses are the cornerstone of any community, creating jobs, spurring local economic growth and giving back to society.

    In recent years, small businesses have been overshadowed by the holiday hype of “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” which tend to emphasize major retailers. But, small businesses have much to offer for holiday shoppers!

  • Shopping small and local makes $ense

    There are a couple of friends on my Christmas list that are virtually impossible to shop for. Maybe you have a few of those names on your list.

    They have everything they need and most everything they want. These are also the people who have made it abundantly clear that they dislike gift cards, as they require “no thoughtfulness” on the part of the purchaser.

    And the year I attempted to hand make all my Christmas gifts was not received especially well by these particular folks who probably donated those rather amateurish craft items to charity.

  • What are you thankful for?

    We asked our Facebook friends to complete this sentence, "I am thankful for..." Here are a few of their replies:

    Christine Hockersmith...that after almost six years I have found my children and they are home with me! It’s been an amazing year!

    Melissa Fink...my kids, my husband and the rest of my family, thankful he has a good job, we have a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.

  • Throw another Yule Log on the fire in Pewee Valley

     

  • Prepare for the holidays in Prospect

    The stores of Prospect Point, located at U.S. 42 and River Road, will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season on Dec. 5 with Light Up Prospect at the Point.

    The all-day event will be marked with events at each store at the Point.

    “They’ll be lots of giveaways, free food, games, prizes and things going on at each store,” said Terry Chambers of Prospect Jewelers.