The summer is here, and we have already endured some very hot days. Hopefully, we are all eating less, exercising more, and staying hydrated by drinking more water. Water, the nutrient our body needs the most, also helps prevent dehydration. The effects of dehydration can range from thirst to kidney failure and are usually silent but progressive. Therefore, we need to pay attention to the early signs of water loss because before we know it, we can become severely dehydrated.
School may be out for the summer but the LaRue County Public Library is offering several activities to keep the whole family busy.
The summer reading program, offered 1-2 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the library, allows children the chance to “travel around the world” through stories, games and crafts. Saturdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m., children 6 months and up can explore through play activities at “Tater Tots.” Tuesday is family night, offering movies and popcorn 5-7 p.m. for families who want to attend.
Did you know that children today are in danger of having shorter life spans than their parents? And did you know that danger exists at least partially because of children’s unhealthy daily activities? We need to pay attention and redirect our children firmly toward daily physical activity and if possible, outdoor interaction with nature.
Rev. Andrew Singh and his wife Arpita stand beside a quilt signed by the members of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church as a departing gift for the minister who is going to be an associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown. A reception was held June 12 for the couple.
Janet L. Jones and Ronald Dale Peppers Jr., both of Hodgenville, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride to be is a CNA at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Shirley Jones of Howardstown and the late Jackie Jones Sr. and Sharon Copeland Brashear of Texas; the granddaughter of Katheryn Jones and the late Raymond Jones and the late Eugene and Maedell Gribbons; and the step-granddaughter of Sarah and Clarance Gardner.
During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.
You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.
Do you suffer from asthma?
According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.