• Photo: Jaycees donate gift to Flaget Memorial Hospital

    The Bardstown-Nelson County Jaycees recently donated a gaming system to Flaget Memorial Hospital’s emergency department. The system will help keep young patients occupied while waiting for test results in treatment rooms. From left to right are Jack Kelley, Jaycees; Lori Krausen, Jaycees; Ellen Bowling, Jaycees; Justin Hamilton, Jaycees; Dr. Charles Sowder, Flaget Emergency Department medical director; Laura Larue, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., Flaget Emergency Department director; and Di Boyer, Flaget Foundation director.

  • Local doctor speaks at national conference

    On Nov. 20, Stan L. Block, MD, F.A.A.P., of Physicians to Children and Adolescents presented twice at the 23rd annual Infectious Disease Conference in New York City. The conference is the largest pediatric infectious disease conference in the USA, with more than 750 pediatric specialists attending.  The program included talks by infectious disease specialists from the CDC, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Universities  of Alabama and Chicago, and others.   

  • Prenatal care is essential for healthy baby




  • Compassionate Friends event coming

    December is often a time of shopping and more shopping, eating and more eating, attending parties and forgetting about healthy diet and necessary exercise. For some, it will be a time of sadness, as we think of loved ones who are no longer with us to celebrate the holidays. The Compassionate Friends of Nelson County and Compassionate Friends groups throughout the world use December as the time to help families heal their grief.


    Compassionate Friends Candle Lighting


  • Nelson County Health Department food service ratings

  • Flaget unveils ‘No Wait Emergency Room’

    Flaget Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room Wednesday introduced its “No Wait ER,” with the goal that every ER patient will see a nurse within five minutes of arrival and a doctor or nurse practitioner within 30 minutes.

    This will mark a dramatic reduction in wait time from earlier this year, when patients had to wait 35 minutes to see a nurse. Emergency Department Director Laura Larue said the ER began its makeover in June. 

  • Nelson County Health Center food-service ratings

  • Medicare Part D enrollment information

    By MONICA RUEHING, Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging

    While there may not be any more political signs or candidate endorsements at this time, there is another important campaign on the trail. Election time for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, Part D, began Nov. 15.

  • Volunteers deserve praise during National Hospice Month

    Some Hospice of Nelson County volunteers prefer to visit a certain type of patient — maybe someone who can hold a conversation, or a patient who shares a similar background in quilting or fishing or music-making.

    For Eva Kowalski, there is no right kind of patient. After decades of lovingly caring for homeless youngsters and AIDS sufferers, the Sister of Charity of Nazareth never asks questions — and never says no — when asked to take on a new hospice case.

  • Ohio Valley allergens can be avoided

    Louisville was ranked third “most challenging place to live with fall allergies” by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America in its fall 2010 Allergy Capitals of America list, released Oct. 21. And according to Dr. Tao Le, a partner in Central Allergy and Asthma, this ranking may reflect high allergen levels throughout the Ohio Valley region, Nelson County included.