Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting widespread influenza in our area.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.
Warm up your skillets. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.
Now through Feb. 28, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.
Check out past winning recipes at MarthaWhite.com/recipes.
What does it cost to raise a child from birth through age 17? Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2003, it averaged $130,290 when household income was below $40,700; $178,590 when household income was between $40,700 and $68,400; and $261,270 when household income was more than $68,400.
After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.
White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss – Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.
Friends, family and co-workers filled Sunrise Manor’s Adult Daycare facility Thursday to offer best wishes to Beverly Heath on her last day as director.
Heath, retiring after 25 years, began her Sunrise career as a nurse’s aide before taking over as daycare director. She’s seen the program grow from three clients to 18; the daycare expand from a room to its own building; and a name change. Signature Healthcare, the managing company, has dubbed it Sunrise Manor Silver Angels Adult Daycare.
The Living Strong team will hold a soup luncheon at First Baptist Hodgenville gym at noon Jan. 27. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. The team will serve a variety of soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts; donations only. This team also has purple and white baseball shirts with “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” on the front. They are $12 each with an additional charge for shirts larger than XL. For more information, call Katie McDowell or Kathy Ross at 234-3309.
The University of Kentucky Small Business Development Center in Elizabethtown hosts a pre-business orientation seminar called “Smart Start – Business Basics” each month. This month’s seminar will begin at 5 p.m. Jan. 7 at Hardin County Public library, 100 Jim Owen Drive, Elizabethtown. For more information, call 765-6737.