There is no other single food or beverage that promotes weight gain as much as sugary drinks do. Drinking one can of soda a day can add up to 10 extra pounds a year. The link between sweetened beverage intake and obesity is undeniable. People who drink more soda, take in more calories and are heavier. Cutting back on sweet drinks and drinking more water is one of the easiest ways to lose weight.
The LaRue County Farmers Market will have a corn grill 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, July 30. The market is at the Extension Service's parking lot on Old E’town Road.
To keep the best quality in taste and appearance in fresh vegetables when you freeze them, take the time to blanch them in boiling water. Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is a must for almost all vegetables to be frozen. It stops enzyme actions which can cause loss of flavor, color and texture. Quickly cool vegetables after blanching by plunging them into ice water.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Project Salute is visiting Louisville in partnership with the Legal Aid Society to develope a program to recruit and train volunteer attorneys to help veterans. Project Salute will be at the Legal Aid Society at 416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9-10. Project Salute students and faculty will provide individual consultations for veterans with VA benefit appeals.
The Veteran Service Office at Fort Knox wants to assist veterans from around the state to find and apply for benefits to which they are entitled.
The office’s purpose is to assist veterans and survivors of veterans with claims to the Department of Veteran Affairs and to help with applying for benefits and special compensation based on injury. The office also lobbies congressmen and senators on issues concerning veterans and veteran benefits.
Fun for all ages is on the agenda for Hodgenville Main Street’s Family Fun Day, to be held at Creekfront Park. The games begin at 5 p.m. and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a free concert by the popular country music group, Edgewood. Bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy music under the stars. Entrance to the festival is free.
Based on your financial personality there is at least one budget that should work for you. However, some budgeters are likely to retire with enough money while others are likely to always have to deal with financial emergencies. What is your budget personality? Below is one type and more will follow in the next two columns.
The Kentucky Cancer Program is looking for cancer survivors living in the Lincoln Trail District – Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson and Washington counties — to possibly be featured in a traveling photo exhibit, Faces of Cancer, in 2011.
This is the fourth year KCP has done the exhibit, said Col. Luke Barlowe, co-chairman.
“It’s a nice thing to do for people and they seem to really enjoy it,” he said.
Family Fun Day is suddenly getting closer. Be sure to put Saturday, Aug. 7, on your calendar. The games will begin at 5 p.m. Think sack races, watermelon seed spitting, football toss, dunking booth, face painting, rubber duckies racing in the creek, and more.
At 8 p.m. there will be a free concert by Edgewood. Plan to bring your chairs or blankets to enjoy it in the cool of the evening. There will be plenty of food available.