Today's News

  • COLUMN: Quit smoking now

    Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation resource that helps Kentuckians stop smoking and using other tobacco products. The innovative program uses three different approaches: telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging. Quit Now Kentucky services are available to anyone in the state of Kentucky age 15 and older. Services are available in English and Spanish, and other languages can be accommodated through a translation service. Counselors are available seven days a week by telephone at 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).

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  • PHOTO: WKU honors LaRue scholars


  • COLUMN: Diabetes is a family affair

     Diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans and an estimated 79 million people are at risk for developing the disease. In Kentucky, diabetes affects more than 507,000 people. For people living with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes, family support is critical to staying healthy.

  • 'The Homecoming' presented at Bardstown

     The Bardstown Community Theatre will present “The Homecoming,” a heartwarming comedy/drama, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book written by Earl Hamner Jr. 

  • NARFE meets

    Chapter 1050 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees met recently in Elizabethtown for their quarterly potluck and member update.

    Blue Cross Blue Shield representative Sun Horn brought the annual insurance update to the membership. Along with the new and informative information, she provided handouts with critical information for each member attending. For those not able to attend, Horn advises that a call to BCBS Customer Service at 1-800-456-3967 will provide any information needed. She also accepts email inquiries at susan.horn@anthem.com. 

  • Kentucky Migration reunion planned in June

     Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond Inc. Reunion will be 9 a.m. June 27-29 at Saint Catherine College near Springfield. Anyone interested in learning more about the migration of their families from Maryland, Virginia and other states westward to Kentucky and other states is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jane Hagan Smith at 502-552-8087 or bud@bud-smith.com or visit https://sites.google.com/site/mdtoky3/ or  https://www.facebook.com/MDtoKYandBeyondInc.

  • COLUMN: Remembering Sergeant York

     As the people of our little town slowly gathered into the old stone railroad depot that 150 years ago this month was itself the center of a life and death struggle between soldiers for North and South, we anxiously gathered to celebrate America’s veterans.

    A talented brass band – the Jericho Brass awaited making final tunings for the evening concert of patriotic music.

  • PHOTO: HES honors vets
  • Bruckheimer opens new store in Bloomfied

     Linda Bruckheimer said she decided to open her new business, The Old Sugar Valley Country Store, on a whim.

    She didn’t have months to prepare, but rather she had the idea for the store and ran with it.

    “I became aware of this heightened sense of Kentucky crafts,” she said. The store is “going back to the things Kentucky is best at.”