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Today's Features

  •  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.

  • 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 Lakeview Rehabilitation Hospital, 134 Heartland Drive,

  • Are you saving money?
    Most people aren’t, thanks to the economy and the high cost of gasoline and food.
    But it’s something that households should consider, not only for retirement but to take care of those gremlins that seem to jump out and bite us whenever we think things are going good. (You know, the windstorm takes off the roof; the car needs a new battery; or the sewer backs up.)
    You do have an emergency fund … don’t you?
    If you have developed a method for saving money or cutting expenses, why not share it with others?

  • Cathy Williamson, left, of the Better Business Bureau was the guest of Kyle Williamson and featured speaker at the Dec. 22 meeting of the Hodgenville Rotary Club.