• 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.

  • Hospice of Nelson County will offer free ‘Hope through the Holidays’ class

    Remember when you were a kid and the thought of the holidays filled you to the brim with joy? For those who have lost a loved one or suffered a setback, the holidays can feel pretty hollow. Holiday cheer can be hard to come by if you’re facing a loss.

  • American Cancer Society Marks 35th Great American Smokeout Thursday

  • Nelson County Health Center Food Service Ratings

    The rating score of the establishment is determined by subtracting weighted point values of noted violations from 100. Unannounced inspections observe the overall operation including food source and protection; personnel; food equipment and utensils; maintenance of water and sewage systems; garbage and refuse disposal; insect, rodent and animal control; and storage of toxic items, among others.

    Woodlawn Springs Golf club, 8/24/10, score 82, follow-up 100.

  • Flaget Hospital auxiliary to host annual Christmas bazaar, lunch

    According to the dictionary, “auxiliary” comes from a Latin word that means “to help” or “to strengthen.” Flaget Memorial Hospital’s auxiliary members have done a great deal to help the hospital’s patients for the last 35 years. During this holiday season, they continue to give tirelessly of themselves to help Flaget’s patients.

  • Howell is Ky. Association of Orthodontists director

    Local orthodontist Dr. Chris Howell was elected State Director of the Kentucky Association of Orthodontists to serve on the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Directors are elected annually and may serve up to three consecutive years. In addition to the KAO and SAO, Dr. Howell is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association.

  • Hazardous waste, roadside cleanup programs successful

    Director of Solid Waste Brad Spalding reported to Nelson Fiscal Court Wednesday on the results of recent roadside cleanup and household hazard waste disposal efforts.

    Sixty-one nonprofit groups participated in the roadside cleanup, covering 136 miles and receiving $17,350 collectively.

    “It was a good cleanup this fall,” Judge Executive Dean Watts said.

    The program is supported by state taxes coming back to Nelson County, Spalding said.

  • Protect yourself and your loved ones from catching the flu this year

    You may have heard people say they don’t a get flu shot because they fear the injection will give them the flu. You can’t get the flu from inactivated influenza vaccine because the virus in the vaccine has been “killed.”