Multivitamins and minerals marketing campaigns claiming to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease constantly bombard us. Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry. In 2012, dietary supplement sales reached $11.5 billion. In a 2013, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported more than half of all U.S adults have taken a dietary supplement in the past month. The 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed 34 percent of children and adolescents take a vitamin or mineral supplement.
The Boyhood Home Unit at Knob Creek, part of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is now closed due to construction. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/abli.
Dance at Senior Center
A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will play a variety of country and rock classics. Admission is $4. For more information, call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655.
The Elizabethtown, Hardin, LaRue Retired Teachers’ Association will meet 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Stone Hearth Restaurant, 1001 North Mulberry, Elizabethtown. The meal will be $12, followed by a presentation from Virgil Willoughby of the Elizabethtown Police Department. The community service project is spaghetti sauce and pasta. For more information, call 270-737-8063.
United Way of Central Kentucky opened the doors to its new home at 604 North Main Street in Elizabethtown during an open house and ribbon cutting Dec. 17.
Local businessman and United Way of Central Kentucky Board Member, Kevin Addington, purchased the historic Kerrick House during an auction in 2013. He renovated the space, building on an addition while preserving the history of the original structure which was built in 1894.
Even with the best intentions, it’s too common: People rack up debt during the holidays. If you have some holiday debt, chances are that you want to get rid of that debt as soon as possible.
First, stop using your credit card to make more charges. But don’t close any longstanding accounts with a positive payment history as that can hurt your credit scores. You don’t want to put other areas of your finances at risk, so keep paying on any secured debt such as for a car or home or student loans.
This time of year, most of us are busy buying gifts, making plans, and celebrating with family. Two years ago, Kenedy Maze and her family were just trying to make it through the holidays alive.
Kenedy, of Fleming County was missing a lot. She missed her friends because she was not allowed to go to school due to the advancing Cystic Fibrosis disease taking over her lungs. She missed being able to run and play because she was now tethered to 6 liters of oxygen just to breathe. She missed her sister, Kaylee, who lost her fight against CF in 2007.