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  • Check-Out Week draws attention to affordable food

    The cost of food in America remains affordable. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, American consumers spend, on average, just over 10 percent of their disposable income for food. That means the average household will have earned enough disposable income – that portion of income available for spending or saving – to pay for its annual food supply in about seven weeks, said Kentucky Farm Bureau president Mark Haney.

  • Rosalie Bell turns 96

    Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Illinois, will celebrate her 96th birthday on Feb. 9, 2015.

    She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County for several years before moving to Illinois.

    In the early 1950’s Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette in the lower story of the Masonic Lodge on Lincoln Square.

    Rosalie is the mother of the late Tom Bell, June Hosier, Louise DeVries, Beverly Moore, and Janice Bulthuis.

  • Lura Walsh celebrates 102nd year

    Lura Walsh celebrated her 102nd birthday on Jan. 28, 2015.

    The Sunrise Manor Nursing Home resident enjoyed chocolate birthday cake, stakeholders singing “Happy Birthday” and a visit from Sonny, the nursing home’s dog.

    She had her hair styled in the nursing home’s beauty shop while Sonny did “high fives” and “the shake” for treats. Afterwards, when she returned to her room, Sonny hopped in her bed and put his head in her lap.

  • Bookmobile Schedule – February 2015

    Feb. 4 – West Point Bank, Maxine Road, Mill Road, New Jackson Highway

    Feb. 5 – Laugh & Learn, Nationwide Uniform, North L & N Turnpike, Dangerfield Road, Athertonville, Bardstown Road

    Feb. 9 – Head Start, Goodin-Williams Road, Slack Road, Dan Dunn Road, Salem Church Road, Salem Lake Road

    Feb. 10 – LaRue County High School, Sunrise Manor Nursing Home, Campbellsville Road

  • COLUMN: 'Sundowning' a concern for Alzheimer's caregivers


    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set. These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome. Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night. It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.

  • A single spark leads to 70 years of smiles

    Like a forest fire that begins with a single, small spark, Eugene and Marjorie French’s 70-year marriage was sparked with one wide, winning smile.

    “We met at Jericho Methodist Church during a revival,” recalled Marjorie, 86. “That night, when we first looked at each other, he smiled at me; the next night he sat by me; and, two weeks later, he showed up at my house.”

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