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Today's Features

  •  Sunrise Volunteers

    On Friday, May 16, Sunrise Manor residents are going to visit Creekfront Park.

    Many residents are looking forward to this outdoor outing. Sunrise Manor Nursing Home is encouraging residents to attend.

    About 1:15 p.m., residents will be wheel-chaired on Lincoln Boulevard – with a police escort – from the nursing home to the park by Sunrise Volunteers, activity department employees, off-duty Sunrise employees and family members.

  • None of us are immune to discouragement. Even the prophet Elijah got discouraged. He had boldness, faith and power when he faced the false worshippers of Baal in I Kings 18, but in the very next chapter, fear has replaced faith, his power is drained by self-pity and disobedience replaced obedience.

    Discouragement brought changes to Elijah. He saw himself as less than he was. Fear brought misery and caused him to evade his responsibilities. He even began to blame God for his situation and he felt that he was the only faithful servant left.

  •   If you haven’t yet signed your child up for 4-H Camp, now is the time to do so.  Generally, camp is open to LaRue County youth ages 9 to 14 years old or fourth through eighth grades. New this year, current third-graders may attend.

  • One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt. Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium which can raise blood pressure and lead to major health issues including heart disease. Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.

  • Do not spread slanderous gossip among your people. Leviticus 19:16

    What is it about gossip that entices people? Deep inside a whisperer, there is a deep hurt and a feeling of very low self-esteem.

    Gossip blends two other sins.

    First, either through what is said or what is left unsaid, gossip often uses half-truths or outright lies to throw doubt on the character of another person. Second, when we gossip about a person we are stealing from them a reputation.

  •  Accidents and fires involving electricity result in more than a thousand deaths and tens of thousands of injuries each year. The majority of those tragedies could be prevented with greater awareness of how to stay safe. Electrical fires are particularly destructive and deadly. This is why the National Electrical Safety Foundation has declared May as National Electrical Safety Month.

  •   In keeping with a statewide trend, the annual survey of tourism spending in Kentucky showed an increase in LaRue County in 2012. All nine of the state’s tourism regions registered gains for 2012 compared with 2011.

    Tourism expenditures for 2012 locally reached $8,319,335; an increase of $335,328 over the previous year.

  • Angela Renee White and James Patrick Lyvers were married April 5, 2014.

    The ceremony was held at Southern Grace and Charm Bed and Breakfast.

    The bride is the daughter of Ralph and Eva White of Campbellsville. She is a teacher for LaRue County Schools.

    The groom is the son of Larry and Theresa Lyvers of Bardstown. He is a sales manager for Johnan America.

    The couple live in Hodgenville.

  •  Lisa Shaheen, a resident of Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, received the 2014 International Eden Elder Award at the organization’s meeting in Nashville May 2.

    Sally Rineker, Sunrise Manor’s quality of life director, said the whole philosophy of Eden Alternative is to create a life worth living.  

    “We want to get away from the institutional model of a nursing home and eliminate its three plagues – helplessness, loneliness and boredom. In their place is a model where residents are active in various pursuits.”

  •   When warm weather arrives, you might get the urge to walk barefoot through the grass. But before you stroll through your lawn or head out on a hiking trail, you’ll want to protect yourself and your loved ones from ticks that often lurk in tall grass, thick brush, and wooded areas. Many ticks carry disease, so do what you can to keep ticks from taking a bite out of you.