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Broadband internet improvements expected to help thousands of Henderson County residents

HENDERSON, Ky. — The need for solid internet service in the county has never been greater than this year when a pandemic turned homes into offices and classrooms.

Pandemic Highlights The Stunning Number Of Americans Who Lack Broadband Internet

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Without question, rural residents have struggled with slow or no internet capabilities. However, the Henderson County Fiscal Court received encouraging news this week.

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Henderson County Judge-executive Brad Schneider told the panel that within the next 12 months, thousands more county residents will have the opportunity for faster service or service in general.

He said a $340,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority will pay for upgrades and more equipment for Q Wireless, which is internet service provided through a program initiated by the Green River Area Development District.

The upgrade, he said, will have a “terrific potential impact on the amount of people, in

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5 scams spreading online that can cost you thousands

We know that scams are rampant, but so many Americans still fall for them. Think you’re immune? Take Google’s scam spotter quiz and see if you can pass it.

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You may have noticed that the number of robocalls slowed down when the pandemic hit. As call centers reopen around the world, robocalls are increasing. Tap or click here for proven ways to stop annoying robocalls for good.

Scammers have gotten more sinister. Here are five scams that are spreading now:

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Many Facebook users have reported getting messages offering “COVID-19 relief grants.” The scammers pose as familiar contacts or relatives, offering the grants worth upwards of $1,000. If you take the bait, the scammers demand an upfront processing fee to send you the money.

Once you send the fee,

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Man Admits Using Fake Credit Cards To Steal Thousands At 15 CT Lowe’s Locations

A fraudster admitted to using fake credit cards in multiple states – specifically Connecticut – to steal thousands of dollars from Lowe’s.

New York City resident Larell David, 30, of Manhattan, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport this week to a scheme through which he defrauded the home improvement store out of more than $183,000.

Specifically, David was charged with one count of access device fraud.

U.S. Attorney John Durham said that between July 2017 and March 2018, David produced more than 100 counterfeit credit cards in the name of “Kevin Douglas,” which were encoded with legitimate credit card numbers belonging to other people. 

David then used the fraudulent credit cards to make more than 350 purchases of gift cards and merchandise at Lowe’s home improvement stores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Florida. 

Durham said a typical fraudulent transaction involved the purchase of one

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10 interior design trends which could boost your house value by thousands

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The interior design trends which could help to boost the value of your property by thousands has been revealed in a new study — and the much-loved Scandinavian style has taken the winning spot.

Mortgage comparison website, Bankrate, entered the biggest interior design styles into Zoopla’s property search tool to calculate average house prices in England for each style, and uncover how much each one could add to the value of a home.

While Scandi style unsurprisingly came out on top (it was also named the top interior trend for 2020), other trends in the top 10 include farmhouse, rustic, vintage and bohemian.

“With the UK housing market beginning to reopen for business, buying and selling a home has hit the headlines across the world,” explains Bankrate. “With so many properties coming back onto the market, there has never been a better time to give your home

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Man promising home repairs scams residents out of thousands, Daytona Beach Shores police say

A Volusia County man is accused of defrauding several people out of thousands of dollars in a home contracting scheme.

Victims say they don’t necessarily expect to get their money back at this point, but they do expect justice.

“He showed us rendering of cabinets and we got all excited,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Ruta and her husband Enrico Ruta say they hired John Venneman two years ago for a kitchen remodel at their beachside condo.

The couple says they gave Venneman, now charged with scheming to defraud, $9,500.

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The kitchen was demolished and then months went by with no new cabinets.

“(It was) story after story including wild schemes of cabinets being held up in Barcelona and then his discovery that the company was actually from China,” Stephanie Ruta said.

Stephanie Ruta says Venneman stopped taking their calls and refused to return their money.

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