Today's Features

  •  Melissa Howell from the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition was the featured speaker at the May 10 meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club. The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition is a non-profit organization and a national leader in the clean fuels market. Howell spoke on how her organization provides alternative fuel resources for Kentucky educators, consumers, and providers of alternative fuels and vehicles. At left is Rotarian John Skaggs of LG&E. 

  •  May is National Stroke Awareness Month. A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, is a life-threatening event in which the arteries of the brain become blocked or rupture, depriving the brain of adequate oxygen. When nerve cells do not receive oxygen, they cannot function and the cells die rapidly.

    Consequently, the parts of the body controlled by those nerve cells cannot function either. The effects of stroke are often permanent because dead nerve cells cannot be regenerated.

  •  The Tdap vaccine is used to prevent the serious health consequences that result from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis diseases. The Center for Disease Control offers the following information about each of these diseases:

    Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds. It causes painful muscle spasms and stiffness, usually all over the body. It can lead to tightening of muscles in the head and neck so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow, or sometimes even breathe. Tetanus kills about one out of five people who are infected.

  •  What is the main reason you give for not getting enough exercise in your day?  Are you too busy, too tired when you get home from work or just don't have the energy to even think about exercising? We give all sorts of excuses and don't even want to hear the E-word some days. What if activity wasn't a dreaded thing and what if you could make it fun and fit it into your normal everyday routine?  Do I have your attention?

  •  Guests planning to attend the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 6-7, can save money and avoid long lines by purchasing advance tickets online.

    The Kentucky Department of Parks is offering advance tickets for the first time, with savings of between $5 and $7.50 on the ticket price. Advance sales will be available through Sept. 28.

  •  LG&E and KU’s is offering consumers the chance to recycle an inefficient refrigerator or freezer through the Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program.

    An inefficient refrigerator may be near and dear to your heart, but it could be sucking up nearly one month's worth of your energy usage by chugging year-round to keep its cool.

  •  Kayla Aleece Carrico of LaRue County and Justin Dean Gray of Hardin County, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride to be is the daughter of Jim and Jill Carrico.

    The prospective groom is the son of Timothy Gray and Lana Wheeler.

    The wedding is May 19, 2012, at Rolling Fork Christian Church.

  •  Steve Thompson could give lessons to whoever said, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Just when he was living the good life with success in music and real estate, he was besieged with a deluge of drawbacks, including two bouts of cancer and a disastrous economic downturn that would have caused most people to lose hope… but not Thompson.

    “The victory is in the fight,” the 53-year-old former Michigan resident said.

    Thompson was born in New York City but the family moved to a very rural Michigan farm in 1967.

  •  For 33 years senior citizens from far and near have found three and a half-hours of musical entertainment every Saturday night at LaRue County’s Senior Center located on Walters Avenue in Hodgenville.

    Part of the reason for that enjoyment, according to co-managers Charles and Viola Riggs, is that the performers as well as the audience feed off of each other’s enthusiasm.

  •  South Fork holds clothing giveaway

    South Fork Baptist Church will have a clothing giveaway 8 a.m.-noon May 11. For more information, call Machelle McDowell at 270-325-3626.