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  • COLUMN: Get busy and burn those calories

     With spring and summer, the list of chores that you want to do around the house has probably gotten a little longer. After being stuck inside for the winter months you may be glad to know that all of those chores will count as your daily physical activity.

    Here are some activities that you may have on your “to-do” list and about how many calories you will burn while you are doing them.

  • Several warning signs precede strokes

     May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, is a life-threatening event in which the arteries of the brain become blocked or rupture, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen. When nerve cells do not receive oxygen, they cannot function and the cells die rapidly.

    Consequently, the parts of the body controlled by those nerve cells cannot function either. The effects of stroke are often permanent because dead nerve cells cannot be regenerated.

  • COLUMN: Tdap vaccine available at LaRue County Health Department

     The Tdap vaccine is used to prevent the serious health consequences that result from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information about each of these diseases:

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. It causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body. It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe. Tetanus kills about one out of five people who are infected.

  • COLUMN: Add exercise without changing your routine

     What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day?  Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work or just don't have the energy to even think about exercising? We give all sorts of excuses and don't even want to hear the E-word some days. What if activity wasn't a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine?  Do I have your attention?

  • Advance ticket available for Battle of Perryville

     Guests planning to attend the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 6-7, can save money and avoid long lines by purchasing advance tickets online.

    The Kentucky Department of Parks is offering advance tickets for the first time, with savings of between $5 and $7.50 on the ticket price. Advance sales will be available through Sept. 28.

  • LG&E and KU launch recycling program

     LG&E and KU’s is offering consumers the chance to recycle an inefficient refrigerator or freezer through the Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program.

    An inefficient refrigerator may be near and dear to your heart, but it could be sucking up nearly one month's worth of your energy usage by chugging year-round to keep its cool.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Kayla Aleece Carrico and Justin Dean Gray

     Kayla Aleece Carrico of LaRue County and Justin Dean Gray of Hardin County, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jim and Jill Carrico.

    The prospective groom is the son of Timothy Gray and Lana Wheeler.

    The wedding is May 19, 2012, at Rolling Fork Christian Church.

  • PHOTO: Sunrise Daycare celebrate 'The Week of the Horse'

     The “Week Of The Horse” was celebrated last week at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare with a wide range of horse related events. The run for the roses was held on Friday followed by a Derby Party with special holiday food. Lou Floyd of Hodgenville won the first race. She was presented the red roses by daycare director, Beverly Heath

  • Sunrise Manor Volunteer's executive board meets

     President Rita Smith opened the executive board meeting of Sunrise Volunteers on May 1 with prayer.

    Jim Kessler read minutes of the Feb. 7 executive board meeting which were approved as read.

    Treasurer Wanda West reported receipts of $155 in membership dues and memorial donations. As of April 23 the treasury showed a balance of $3,518.55 with no outstanding bills.

    Historian Tickle Ragland reported that the scrapbook is up to date and that she needs pictures of activities in which the volunteers have participated. 

  • Senior Activities - May 9, 2012

     Prime Time Band to perform

    A dance will be held 7-10 p.m. May 11 at the LaRue County Senior Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band will perform with musicians Jim Walters, Ronnie Priddy, Leroy Sherrard, Larry Seelye, Doug Gary and Joyce Oliver. For more information, call 737-5655 or 270-766-4437.

     

    Kentucky Public Retirees to meet