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Today's Features

  • After surviving a near fatal heart attack earlier this year, David Matthews of Buffalo, is able to return to many of his former activities. Above, he celebrated Christmas with grandson Levi.

  •   Iris LaRue, left, director of The Lincoln Museum, was the featured speaker at the Dec. 29 Hodgenville Rotary Club meeting. LaRue was the guest of Rotarian Bill Justice, right.

  • Look into the New Year
    George W. Smith
     
    Now that Christmas and New Year’s parties are over, what should we do?  
    When the party is over there is “stuff” that has to be done. It is back to everyday living – clothes to wash, house to be cleaned, taking out the garbage, working from 9 to 5.
    Since the parties are over, we need to get down to business. For Christians there are two important things that need to be taken care of in the new year.

  •  As 2012 approaches, so does the human resolve to make life changes, such as losing weight, increasing exercise – or quitting smoking and tobacco products.

    If quitting smoking tops your list of 2012 resolutions, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of one or a combination of available tobacco cessation resources. These range from group cessation to telephone coaching to online cessation and are available at no cost to all Kentuckians.

  •  The staff, adult daycare and residents are looking forward to the New Year. The outpouring of love and sharing through out the holiday season has been amazing. Santa came to visit not once but twice. The gifts sponsored by the Sunrise Volunteers and Bobby Morrison's Santa Bus were enjoyed by all. The Sunrise Volunteers made everyone's heart sing with a knit shirt as a gift.

  • Union Christian Church members from left, Barbara Emond, Barbara Finnicum, Mike Finnicum, Ramona Dever, Todd Self and LaDean Self are pictured at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen after making bowls for the programs "Empty Bowls" fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 11. Church members also volunteer at Warm Blessings, serving meals and cleaning up each second Wednesday of the month. 

  •  Did you know an extra 100 calories per day can cause you to gain 10 pounds per year? That may not sound like much, but an extra 5 or 10 pounds every year for the next several years can add up to be a lot of extra weight.  

  •  Chamber of Commerce holiday schedule

  • The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at HealthSouth Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive, Elizabethtown. The group meets 4 p.m. every third Thursday at HealthSouth.
    The purpose of this group is to provide education and networking opportunities for Parkinson’s patients and their family members in the community. Topics for upcoming meetings: Jan. 19 - LSVT BIG; Feb. 16 -LSVT LOUD; March 15 –  Pharmacology and Parkinson’s Disease.

  • Vanessa McFarland is thankful to be alive, and in her opinion, it is because of the free services offered to her through the Community Health Clinic of Hardin and LaRue Counties.
    McFarland, who is battling ailments including type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and thyroid issues, began going to the clinic about six years ago.
    With no health insurance, little income and the need for treatment of her chronic conditions, a friend recommended she schedule an appointment at the community clinic.