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  • What does your local health department do for you?

  • Aug. 9, 2013 is a day that changed Jesse and Coury Osbourne’s lives forever.
    It’s the day their home on North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was nearly destroyed by an electrical fire.
    No one was home when the fire started except their beloved cat Moe, who sadly didn’t survive.
    Every detail of that day is still very vivid in Coury’s mind. She was at work at Marion County High School when she got the terrifying news.

  • Did you know about 12 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis? Are you one of the 12 million? Are your children? Fifty percent of adolescent boys and 20 percent of adolescent girls do not get the nutrition they need for bone health.

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    Mr. Colby T Hauser
    (USACIDC)

  • Community grass roots fundraiser to support the mission of the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

    Campaign kick-off is Thursday, Feb 20, 2014, 12:00 noon, My Old Kentucky Home Country Club.
    Campaign leadership: Dick Heaton, Conway Heaton
    Captains:
    Jan Ballard, Bardstown Chamber of Commerce
    Sarah Ballard, Edward D. Jones
    John Downs & Dan Coulter, Lincoln Financial Bank

  • Melissa Phillips
    Lincoln Trail District Health Department Tobacco Coordinator

  • Jennifer Osborne, BS, MBA
    Senior Health Educator
    Marion County Health Department

  • It’s that time of year again.  You know how it goes—the first two months of the year everyone is trying to lose weight and make new goals for themselves.  It’s that time of the year when gyms are packed at all hours and everyone is trying a new fad diet.

  • With frigid temperatures and wind chills expected in the coming days, the Kentucky Division of Water reminds citizens to protect the water systems in their homes and businesses from freezing.
    When water freezes, it expands. When water freezes in a pipe and expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious damage results. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold outside air to flow across the pipes.

  • By Dr. David B. Whitlock

    Mention the smells of Christmas and most people have little trouble ticking off their favorites: the perfume of evergreen, the citrusy smell of fruit in the Christmas stockings, cinnamon spice tea brewing, the aroma of gingerbread cookies and pumpkin bread baking.
    So popular are these smells that they’ve been packaged in Christmas aerosol sprays, candles, and refresher oils.
    Not so with the New Year.

  • By Susan Spicer

    My grandma and my mother always told me you had to eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to get good luck for the coming year. I remember asking Mom what would happen if you didn’t eat them. She said she didn’t know because she’d never tried it!