Up to 24 million Americans show impaired lung function, which is common among those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the third leading cause of death in the United States.
It’s a staggering number, made more so by the fact that only about half of them have been diagnosed. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD, while an estimated 12 million more have it, but have not been diagnosed.
With a nine teams already registered for the 2013 LaRue County Relay for Life and a carnival theme chosen, the County Relay Committee announced last week that they are seeking a title for the May 17 event.
There are no contest rules other than the title must reflect a carnival theme and all submissions must be made by noon Nov. 21. Make submissions to email@example.com or RChildress@fechheimer.com. The winner will receive a $25 gift card.
Tickets for the annual Kelly Dean Sanders Memorial Fund luncheon are on sale at the LaRue County Board of Education. The luncheon is noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the LaRue County Middle School cafeteria. A luncheon and musical entertainment are available for $10.
This worthy cause has helped hundreds of needy families purchase school clothes for their children for the last 40 years. A limited number of tickets will be for sale at the door but advanced ticket sales allow more efficient meal planning. Call Sarah Hornback at 358-4111 for more information.
The LaRue County Early Childhood Council sponsored a training workshop at the Extension Office for local childcare workers. The trainer, Liz Lancaster, was contracted through the new Child Care Council of Kentucky, Inc.
Attendees learned how to use a developmental screening tool - Ages and Stages.
Have you noticed that you are more tired lately, more thirsty than usual (dry mouth – so you carry water or other beverage with you all the time), going to the bathroom more, maybe eyes straining a little more to see clearly?
Could you have diabetes and not know it?
Statistics say that about one third of people in the state of Kentucky has diabetes and are unaware of it. Who are these people? Could it be you? What are your risk factors?
Virginia Napier, LaRue County Bookmobile librarian, dressed as Mother Goose for her rounds on Halloween. She visited area elementary schools and childcare centers giving out treats to the kids on Oct. 31. She plans to have a Mother Goose program at the library.
The holiday season is often said to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” People are cheery, gifts are given, and families gather together. But this magical time can quickly turn tragic if proper care is not given to Christmas tree safety.