From left, Diana Leathers, Frances Kilgore, and Julie Percefull, R.N., the staff of the LaRue County Health Department, participated in National Wear Red Day on Feb. 7. The American Heart Association sponsors this day to raise awareness in the fight against the number one killer of women in the United States - heart disease. Heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. To learn more about the risk factors for heart disease visit www.goredforwomen.org.
In the United States, many children will visit a dentist at some point during their childhood for the treatment of tooth decay (also known as a cavity). According to the Center for Disease Control, tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. It is five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever.
Unfortunately, left untreated, tooth decay can develop into a painful infection causing problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
Rosalie Metcalf Bell of Wyanet, Ill. will celebrate her 95th birthday on Feb. 9, 2014.
She was born Feb 9, 1919, in Athertonville, and lived in LaRue County several years before moving to Illinois.
She retired from Harper Wyman in Princeton, Ill., and also worked at Hollywood Vasserette and Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
In the late 1950’s Rosalie and her former husband, the late Donald Bell, managed the Blue Ribbon Luncheonette located in the Hodgenville square beneath the Masonic Lodge across from the statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Kentucky Public Retirees, Lincoln Trail Chapter, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at Ryan’s Family Steak House 1034 Executive Dr., Elizabethtown. Touch of Class will provide musical entertainment. For more information, call 270-765-7035.