• People & Places: 'You just finish'

    Grueling is how Dale Hill, of Bardstown, described his first ever Ironman triathlon event in Louisville.

    “It’s a lot more than just three disciplines,” Hill said. In addition to swimming, cycling and running, there was nutrition and mental preparation to consider as the day approached.

    “It was terrifying,” he said. “You’re nervous; scared. You’ve done the work and put the time in it.”

    At 46, Hill said he decided to try Ironman while he was still in a condition to do so.

  • Strong and hopeful

    Sasha Molohon-Medley has breast cancer, but she refuses to let it bring her down, owing it to her support group.

    The Bardstown woman said she noticed a lump on her chest about the middle of July. She went to a doctor in early August, and was diagnosed later that month.

    “You start putting things into perspective,” she said. “You start realizing what’s important and what’s not. And you just got to get your game face on and get ready to fight and so that’s what I’m doing.”

  • Bras Down Bardstown

    Wanting to “save them all, big or small” Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, will kick off efforts at the end of the month with an event centered on breast cancer.

    The event, “Bras Down Bardstown,” is Oct. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 121 on Broadway.

    The kick off will include a bra decorating contest, a silent auction, bra pong and local survivors of breast cancer speaking about their experience.

  • Improved genetic screening methods could identify breast cancer risk

    Those with a family history of cancer could be more likely to develop cancer themselves, but new genetic screenings aim to identify that risk and take steps to improve treatment and prevention.

    According to Dr. Amy Farrell of KentuckyOne Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Associates in Bardstown, gene mutations account for 5-10 percent of all breast cancers. Patients with a family history of the disease can benefit from the testing.

  • Leasor joins KOH Primary Care Associates in New Haven

    Karen Leasor, APRN, has joined KentuckyOne Health Primary Care Associates, 323 Center St. in New Haven.

    Leasor received a Master of Science in nursing from Frontier Nursing University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.

  • Preferences of adults, aging trends changing

    By Carol Marak

    People 55 and older have higher expectations of how they want to live. Because boomers rapidly join the senior segment and retire, they will transform the golden years. Not one will choose a lifestyle, even briefly, to resemble their parents’.

  • Rotator cuff tears are common

    By Dr. Mark Duber

    Kentucky One Health

    A rotator cuff tear is a painful shoulder injury that affects millions of people each year, most commonly, athletes and other adults. For many athletes — particularly swimmers, baseball players, football and tennis players — a rotator cuff tear can end their sports career. A rotator cuff tear can even be caused by some common household activities.

  • Friends aim to inspire

    It’s not about winning for a local group that has trained nearly half a year to participate in one of the most physically grueling competitions in the sports world.

    “We like to challenge our bodies to try and push ourselves beyond our limits,” Elliot Mattingly, a physical therapist with KORT, said of the decision to compete in an upcoming Ironman. Mattingly and his wife, Amanda, are joined by friends Liz Mattingly, Brett Martin and Kyle Newton in training for the triathlon event in Louisville Oct. 9.

  • Steps to help organize personal care

    By Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate

    When planning a loved one’s care, the best advice to receive is “prepare in advance” long before you need help. By waiting to the last minute puts you and the loved one at risk of stress and potentially, not finding the best care.

  • ‘Runnin’ for Randy’

    Prior to firing the gun, participants in Monday’s Labor Day 5K/10K event bowed their heads and closed their eyes in prayer.

    “We gather on behalf of our friend Randy, whose body is not going the way that it is supposed to go,” said Nelson County High School track and cross country coach Dan Bradley, leading the prayer from atop a ladder.

    The event is something NCHS started hosting five years ago as a way to support the team and students. Over the years, guests of honor have received recognition at the race, but this year was different.