Every year departments of Flaget Memorial Hospital, which is part of KentuckyOne Health, "adopt" needy families for Christmas. This year 33 hospital departments adopted 19 families. They bought gifts for 62 children. Staff members of the Flaget Immediate Care Clinic, from left, Wanda Neal, Sandy Medley, Bert Redemann, Mary Duvall and Stacey Mouser displayed some of the gifts purchased for the youngsters. The project is sponsored by the Flaget Memorial Hospital Mission Council.
Sharon Veirs Williams and Beverly Heath were awarded certificates for their recent membership in "The First Families of Kentucky" organization. The presentation was made by Sharon Withers, registrar and the sponsor for membership, Susan McCrobie of Elizabethtown.
Nancy Elliott was last week's winner of a Christmas Poinsettia at the LaRue County Public Library. Just read a book, come by the library and complete a ticket and drop it in the box for a chance to win. A drawing will be held 1 p.m. each Friday during December.
Brittany Benningfield sang the national anthem during opening ceremonies of the UK-Lipscomb men’s basketball game in Lexington Dec. 15.
Benningfield, a 2003 LaRue County High School graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Campbellsville University, master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Kentucky and is a Doctor of Musical Arts’ Vocal Performance candidate at UK.
There are several no-cost or low-cost improvements you can make to your home to reduce your winter bills. According to the U.S. Department of
Energy, 46 percent of your utility bill goes for heating and cooling your home.
To reduce your heating costs, adjust your thermostat to as high or as low as is comfortable in the winter. You may also want to consider a programmable thermostat. By turning back the temperature during the day while you are at work, the Department of Energy estimates you can save about $180 per year in energy costs.