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Schools plan health care, personal finance forums

February 24, 2014

By Keith Lawrence, Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.

Feb. 24--Daviess County Public Schools' Family Resource and Youth Services Centers have scheduled two forums to help families deal with health care and financial problems.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, the centers will host an informational meeting at Daviess County Middle School, 1415 E. Fourth St., for families that need assistance with Kentucky's Healthcare Exchange.

That meeting is co-sponsored by Audubon Area Community Services Inc.

It's designed to assist people with signing up for Kentucky's Healthcare Connection -- kynect.

New health coverage laws and requirements for avoiding 2014 tax penalties will be discussed, and representatives from Humana will be at the meeting to answer questions.

People attending the program will have time to complete all registrations and sign up for the insurance option of their choice during the meeting, school officials said.

A free meal will be provided.

People should bring (if applicable) their W-2 forms, tax returns, health insurance cards, paycheck stubs, Social Security award letter, immigration documentation and/or incarceration release forms

Advance registration is necessary so enough computers will be available.

To sign up, contact Amy Claycomb, DCMS Youth Services Center coordinator, at (270) 852-7611 or

--At 6 p.m. Thursday, the centers will host a seminar on saving and budgeting money at Meadow Lands Elementary School, 3500 Hayden Road.

Steve Buckman, a local financial adviser, will discuss strategies for basic budgeting, retirement planning and saving for the cost of college education.

A light meal will be provided.

People planning to attend should register in advance by contacting Stephanie Keelin, MLES Family Resource Center coordinator, at (270) 852-7450 or by email at

A limited number of child care spaces will be available for those who request it in advance.

That program is jointly sponsored by the Meadow Lands, Country Heights, East View, Highland and Whitesville elementary schools Family Resource Centers as well as the Daviess County Middle School and Daviess County High School Youth Services Centers.

Both programs are free.

Keith Lawrence, 691-7301,


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