Kentucky tax help group assisted nearly 8,000 families

Free tax preparation sites operated by the Kentucky Asset Success Initiative helped 7,862 families at 57 sites around the state this year, according to a news release from the group.

KASI said its volunteer tax preparers helped 3,170 of the filers claim the earned income tax credit, which was enhanced by federal stimulus programs.

Households with incomes of less than $49,000 were eligible for free tax-preparation assistance from the group.