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Today's Features

  • During this time of year, many people are worried about the effects of sun exposure. We all need some sun exposure; it’s our primary source of vitamin D which helps build strong, healthy bones. However, too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause skin damage, eye damage and even cancer. For this reason, it is very important for people to learn about the risks associated with overexposure to the sun and take the appropriate precautions to enjoy outdoor fun safely.

  • You may know how important credit scores are to obtaining a mortgage, getting a car loan, leasing an apartment, even getting a job. Your score is just as important as the information contained in a credit report that reflects the way an individual manages credit.
    The Consumer Federation of America and VantageScore have developed an interactive quiz, www.creditscorequiz.org that includes the latest knowledge about an evolving credit score marketplace.

  • Do you suffer from asthma?
    According to the Kentucky Asthma Surveillance Report 2009, asthma affects 8.6 percent of adults in Kentucky. Asthma is responsible for 6,000 hospitalizations per year, with approximately $62 million in inpatient hospital charges. A growing number of people are diagnosed with asthma each year. It isn’t clear why, though indoor and outdoor air pollution is known to be contributing factors.

  • The summer looks to be a very busy time for the LaRue County Chamber of Commerce.
    We are finalizing our plans for the annual meeting on June 23. Since last month’s column, I learned that State Rep. Michael Meredith plans to attend our meeting. We are very excited about his attendance and look forward to hearing him speak.

  • One of the most fearful concepts in life is the utter termination of a cherished relationship. Whether we call it abandoning, forsaking, giving up on us or rejection, the portrait is of a sharp line drawn in a relationship. One of the greatest consequences of being abandoned is that it threatens our feeling of self-worth.

  • Relationships with people change. They may grow closer or they may grow further apart. This is also true of our relationship with God. When we have a strong, healthy relationship to Jesus, it must be maintained for no relationship will remain the same. Good relationships take work and time or we grow further apart.

  • “And spare my father, my mother, my brother, my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.” Joshua 2:13
    Joshua sent two men to spy out Jericho because he was going to take it by force (At that time Joshua did not know that God was going to work a miracle, and Jericho would fall). The two men, hiding from the king of Jericho, sought shelter in the house of Rahab the prostitute. Because hers was a public house, it was common for people to be seen coming and going. It seemed the perfect place to stay.

  • After seven years as pastor of Wesley Meadows Methodist Church near Hodgenville, Rev. Andrew Singh will be leaving this month to serve as associate pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Georgetown.
    Singh, a native of India who was only 20 years old when he began his pastorate at Wesley Meadows, calls the church members there his family.

  • Rosalinda and Ralph Kelley are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicole Kelley, and Ryan Michael Butler, son of Sharron and Michael Butler.

    The bride to be is the granddaughter of Robert and Edna Kelley and the late Magdalena and Jose Dolores Colchado. She is a 2007 graduate of LaRue County High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kentucky.