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News in Brief – 2/17/10

Woman pleads guilty in social worker’s death

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Cabell County woman accused of killing a social worker has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Rosemary Forney entered her pleas Tuesday in Cabell County Circuit Court.

Judge Alfred Ferguson sentenced Forney to two consecutive life sentences with mercy. She will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

Authorities say Forney and co-defendant Steven Anthony Foster killed social worker Brenda Yeager of Hamlin during a home visit she made to their residence in July 2008.

Foster’s trial on murder and other charges is scheduled to begin Feb. 23.

His father, Steven Foster Sr., is charged with helping to dispose of Yeager’s body and car. A trial date hasn’t been set.

BCPL offers help filing taxes

SUMMIT, Ky. — Weekly assistance with filing your taxes is available at the Summit Branch of BCPL.

Local representatives of the American Association of Retired Persons are there to help on Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through April 14.

The assistance is for those in the middle- or low-income categories, with special attention to those ages 60 years and older.

Those needing help should bring with them: all the necessary 2009 tax forms, including W-2; copies of 2008 federal and Kentucky income tax returns; unemployment compensation statements, SSA-1099 (for Social Security benefits); all 1099 forms showing dividends and interest; and any other pertinent tax documents, including documentation if itemizing deductions.

Federal forms and instructions are available free of charge at the Summit, Catlettsburg and Ashland locations.

The Kentucky Revenue Cabinet does not provide bulk forms and instructions to libraries, but BCPL staff will print off one copy of every state form that a patron needs.

Additional copies are 10 cents per page. Instructions can also be printed at a cost of 10 cents per page.

To get Kentucky forms, people can also go to www.revenue.ky.gov/forms or call (502) 564-3658.

Links to the federal and state revenue sites can be found on the library’s Web site, at www.thebookplace.org.