Community News

  • PHOTO: Four generations of the Childress family

     The Childress family posed for a four-generation photo. From left, Hunter Childress, held by his grandfather, Dewey Douglas “Duke” Childress; great-grandmother JoeAnn Childress; and father, Nathaniel Childress

  • HMH organizes flu clinic

    Hardin Memorial Hospital is mobilizing a flu clinic on its Wellness on Wheels mobile health unit this week to combat the widespread presence of influenza in its service area.

    The clinic is from 7:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 in the Elizabethtown Wal-Mart parking lot. Michelle Murphy, director of marketing and public relations for HMH, said 300 adult doses of the flu vaccine will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone age 18 or older.

  • Legal Aid to offer free clinics

     The Legal Aid Society, 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Louisville, will hold free legal clinics in January, February and March. Each session will be held at that location unless otherwise stated.

    A reservation for each clinic is required. Contact the Legal Aid Society at (502) 584-1254 to make your reservation.

  • Flu now considered widespread

     Lincoln Trail District Health Department is reporting widespread influenza in our area.

    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated.

  • National Cornbread Cook-Off offers cash prizes

     Warm up your skillets. Martha White and Lodge Cast Iron are once again searching the nation for the best original main dish cornbread recipes in the 17th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off.

    Now through Feb. 28, fans can submit an original main dish recipe prepared with at least one package of Martha White Cornbread Mix and cooked in Lodge Cast Iron cookware. Ten finalists will be selected to compete during the National Cornbread Festival and the grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

    Check out past winning recipes at MarthaWhite.com/recipes.

  • COLUMN: Oh baby, it costs a lot to raise a baby

     What does it cost to raise a child from birth through age 17? Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that in 2003, it averaged $130,290 when household income was below $40,700; $178,590 when household income was between $40,700 and $68,400; and $261,270 when household income was more than $68,400.

  • Minister's book deals with 'The Greatest Loss'

     After suffering what he calls “the worst thing a parent can experience,” Henry White is now using his experience to help others who are traveling the same path.

    White, pastor of Heavenbound Baptist Church in Elizabethtown and former director of Helping Hand, recently published a book, “The Greatest Loss – Ministering to Parents Who Lose a Child,” that discusses how ministers can provide aid to parents who have lost a child.

  • Senior Activities: Jan. 9, 2013

     Senior Citizens music

  • Harris' book reveals travels to 'Elkadorfia'

     Ask Rob Harris a question and he’ll tell you a tale.

  • Heath congratulated by a 'circle of friends'

     Friends, family and co-workers filled Sunrise Manor’s Adult Daycare facility Thursday to offer best wishes to Beverly Heath on her last day as director.

    Heath, retiring after 25 years, began her Sunrise career as a nurse’s aide before taking over as daycare director. She’s seen the program grow from three clients to 18; the daycare expand from a room to its own building; and a name change. Signature Healthcare, the managing company, has dubbed it Sunrise Manor Silver Angels Adult Daycare.