The big chill of 2014 has given home heating units a workout and has increased electric bills, with record-setting cold from a polar vortex stretching further south than normal.
In January, temperatures for Nolin RECC members averaged 27 degrees, the coldest in 11 years. On Jan. 6, the United States set a record for the coldest day since 2000 with the average temperature nationwide at 17.9 degrees.
Madison Wilmoth assists Alyssa Jones with constructing her rubber band bracelet during a special class held in January. Due to the popularity of the class a second class is being held 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the LaRue County Extension office. Members can learn how to construct different designs from each other. Participants need to bring their own loom and rubber bands.
Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.
It’s important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.
A Valentine’s Day dance will be 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the LaRue County Senior Citizens Center, 112 N. Walters Ave., Hodgenville. The Prime Time Band with Jim Walters, Leroy Sherrard, David Sherrard and Doug Gary, will perform a variety of music. For more information, call Jim Walters at 270-737-5655 or 270-766-4437.
The Federal Trade Commission is celebrating an important milestone this year. The National Do Not Call Registry is now 10 years old. The Do Not Call Registry was created to protect consumers from receiving harassing, and often risky, solicitations over the phone.
From left, Diana Leathers, Frances Kilgore, and Julie Percefull, R.N., the staff of the LaRue County Health Department, participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to raise awareness in the fight against the number one killer of women in the United States - heart disease. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. To learn more about the risk factors for heart disease visit www.goredforwomen.org.