• PHOTOS: Bourbon Chase

    The 2014 Bourbon Chase rolled through Nelson County on Friday on its way through central Kentucky before finishing in Lexington Saturday. More than 300 teams of 12 runners braved the rainy conditions to run three relay shifts in the 36-leg, 200-mile overnight race throughout Kentucky’s Bourbon Country.

  • WORTH THE WEIGHT: A new chapter: No pain, no gain

    It has now been a little more than a month since I updated everyone on my fitness journey. And honestly, everything is going great. I lost another 8 pounds, bringing my total to 58 pounds and 33.5 inches.

  • State health department issues ‘call for action’ to fight childhood obesity


    The state Department for Public Health has issued a “call for action” to fight childhood obesity, a long-term health burden in which Kentucky continually ranks in the top 10 among states, and currently first among high-school students.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital to host Health and Wellness Fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host an afternoon of family fun, health and wellness on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

     The Flaget Memorial Hospital Health Fair will be held at the hospital, 4305 New Shepherdsville Road, and include free health screenings, health education, giveaways, door prizes and activities for kids.

    The free health screenings available include:

    • Blood pressure

    • Blood sugar

    • Cholesterol

    • Oxygen level

    • Bone density

  • Flaget announces partnership with Brown Cancer Center

    Flaget Memorial Hospital has announced its affiliation with the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, both members of KentuckyOne Health. The partnership is aimed at further improving research and treatment opportunities for local patients in the fight against cancer.

    At a press conference Friday, Flaget Memorial Hospital President Sue Downs, along with representatives from Flaget and Brown, announced the affiliation, which will bring in experts from Louisville to collaborate with local cancer care physicians at Flaget.

  • Flaget golf tournament raises $34,700

    The Flaget Memorial Hospital Foundation, part of KentuckyOne Health, hosted its third annual golf scramble on Friday, June 27, at the Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. The presenting sponsor was the Flaget Memorial Hospital Medical Staff.

    This year’s event raised $34,700, which will support the Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Greatest Needs Fund. This fund allows the hospital to purchase essential new medical equipment, hire or train new staff, cover the costs of care for patients who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment or launch critical new programs.

  • Are you eligible for WIC?


    Nelson County Health Dept.

  • Flaget receives national recognition for support of nursing certification

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute. The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.

    The CNOR certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving skills, and providing quality care.

  • Gallbladder disease can take several forms

    Dr. Rob Farrell

    KentuckyOne Health Weight Loss and Surgery Associates

    The gallbladder is an organ attached to another organ, the liver.

    The gallbladder’s main job is to store bile. Bile helps the body to break down and digest the fats that you eat. The gallbladder acts like a reservoir for the liver which produces the bile. After a meal, the small intestine releases a hormone called cholecystokinin that tells the gallbladder to release bile. Bile then goes to work in the small intestine, breaking down the fats in that hamburger you ate!

  • You and the sun: A good combination? It depends

    Dr. Mark Abromavich, M.D.
    Fellow of the
    American Academy of Family Practice

    There is an old saying about tanning: If it doesn’t come in a bottle, then it can’t be good for you. Since man stepped out of his cave and enjoyed the power of the sun, a very popular activity has been obtaining a tan or darkening of the skin due to light’s effect on cells in the skin. This article will address some of the dangers of that activity and what to do about them.