The recent economic recession has many people nervous about whether they have planned or are planning well enough for retirement. With life expectancies longer than ever, six out of 10 baby boomers fear outliving their retirement funds more than they fear dying.
Hardin Memorial Hospital is now offering self-referring screening mammograms. A self-referring patient is a patient who requests to have a mammogram on her own initiative without a medical provider’s order.
This is a standard process authorized by the FDA and already in place at many Kentucky hospitals. The primary goal is to engage patients who are currently not accessing preventive healthcare services. Initially, this will be implemented at the Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center and at the Brandenburg Diagnostic Center.
The second annual Burger King Breast Cancer Awareness Truck and Tractor pull was Oct. 12-13 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds. The event was held in conjunction with the Battle of the Bluegrass Truck and Tractor series championship, hosting participants from as far away as Wisconsin and Michigan. The event was held as a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation, but the total amount raised was not available at press time.
The family of Johnnie and Betty Nelson will have a reunion Sun. Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. at the Summersville Coon Hunters Club. For more information call Teresa Smith at 270-849-8251.
A reunion will be 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at Nolin RECC, Ring Road, Elizabethtown, for all Bussman and time plant employees. Spouses welcome. Potluck at noon. Meat and paper products provided. For more information, call Georgia Reed at 270-862-3829.
Senior Citizens music
The LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, has music beginning at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday. Musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call 358- 4311 or e-mail Viola Riggs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events in October
The Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville, will have a potluck Oct. 25. Bunco is 10 a.m. Oct. 28. For more informa- tion, call Karen Elliott at 358-4235.