Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen is organizing the Cardboard Nation Sleep in a Box event to raise funds to support the Kitchen and increase awareness of issues of poverty and homelessness.
“Participants will get people to sponsor them to sleep in a box for one evening,” said event organizer Linda Funk. “Under a safe setting they are asked to bring only a few necessities and to think what it might be like if they had no home, but only a box as a shelter.”
It’s the fourth year the Kitchen has planned Cardboard Nation.
Disease prevention is a key to public health - it is better to prevent disease than to treat it. Vaccines are one of the most cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death.
Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in our country.
Immunizations are one of the most important ways parents can protect their children from preventable diseases.
Our office has had several calls about how to freeze peaches. As with many peeled fruits, they will darken during freezing, so you must be treat or coat the fruit to prevent discoloration.
You can layer fruit with sugar and allow to stand 15 minutes. This may produce enough syrup with the fruit’s natural juice for a good coating. You can also make a syrup of sugar dissolved in water to coat your fruit pieces.
Friends and family of the late David Stearman gathered at Creekfront Park recently to honor him with the dedication of a park bench at the site. A group affectionately known as the “Lunch Bunch” purchased the bench in Stearman’s memory. He died last October after an extended battle with leukemia.
When you grow up in a community or if you have lived somewhere for most of your life, you assume you know everything that there is to know about where you live. However, most Leadership LaRue County participants will tell you that they were continuously surprised by what they learned about LaRue County when they went through the program.
Originally from LaRue County, Elizabethtown City Police Chief Ruben Gardner, 65, retired at the end of July.
He graduated from Hodgenville High School in 1964 and started working for EPD in January 1970. He began as a patrolman and worked his way up to chief, a position he’s held since 1990.
In his 21 years as police chief, Gardner has several accomplishments he’s proud of, he said, listing the department’s accreditation, the organization of the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force and the department’s new building.
Extreme couponers have been around for decades but it took a television show – combined with a shaky economy – to bring the practice to the forefront.
Those savvy shoppers find ways through coupons and online deals to make retailers pay them for patronizing their stores. They may haul hundreds of dollars worth of items out of stores for pennies.
1. Fake Sweepstakes – Local consumers have been receiving calls from legitimate-sounding sweepstakes companies that are actually scams. At times, the caller will use a real name and act as an “official” for Reader’s Digest or Publishers Clearing House. Some victims will receive a second call from someone acting as a U.S. Customs Official at an airport that has a letter regarding the sweepstakes win and will release it for a hefty fee.
In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health stresses the importance of providing support for breastfeeding families.
According to DPH, mothers have more success breastfeeding their babies when they have adequate support from healthcare providers, family, friends and their community. The slogan “Breastfeeding Support: Stay Connected” focuses on the importance of the connection between mother and baby, as well as the importance of having support.