• Local gym promoting veteran support program

    Workout Anytime in Bardstown is promoting a program called Lift for the 22, a non-profit organization supporting veterans.

    “They raise awareness for the 22 veterans that commit suicide on a daily basis,” said Kyle Lax, manager of the gym on W. John Rowan Boulevard next to Peebles. “One of the biggest reasons for that is the broken transition from the military to civilian life. Partnering with gyms has been something they have had a lot of success with in helping veterans get on the right track and right path.”

  • Flaget Auxiliary presents check to Project Hope

    At a meeting in May, members of the Flaget Hospital Auxiliary presented a check for $20,000 to the Project Hope program. Project Hope is the hospital foundation’s effort to expand services at the Cancer Center.

  • Baseball season brings common overuse injuries


    KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Surgeon

    Although baseball is America’s favorite pastime, elbow injuries seem to lurk in bullpens for players across the country. With the increasing participation and competitive level of today’s youth sports, it’s not an issue facing only professional athletes. In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), 20 percent of children ages 8-12 years old and 45 percent of adolescents ages 13-14 years old will report arm pain during a single youth baseball season.

  • Tips to help you survive summer heat

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor


    It’s not even summer and parts of the country struggle with record highs. Hot weather is a big concern for older adults, especially those living with chronic medical conditions. The factors that directly affect the risks are lack of fluids, absence of cold air-conditioning, excessive clothing, overcrowded places, and physical inactivity.

  • Tick season is officially underway across the state

    With summer now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside.

    This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses.

  • Hepatitis A vaccination recommended for Nelson Co. residents

    Due to an ongoing outbreak of hepatitis A, Lincoln Trail District Health Department has issued a recommendation for all residents in Nelson County to seek vaccination. A total of 674 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Kentucky. A total of eight cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Nelson County during the past 100 days, meeting the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s criteria for issuing a recommendation for vaccination of all residents.

  • Ambulance service fees raised

    Going to the emergency room by ambulance just got more expensive.

    The county’s magistrates on Tuesday approved Nelson County Emergency Medical Services’ fee increases for the 2019 budget year, effective July 1.

    Before proposing the raises, EMS Director Joe Prewitt did a comparison study with four other counties in the region that operate similarly to Nelson County and have about the same volume of runs — Bullitt, Hardin, LaRue and Breckinridge.

    In most cases, those counties have higher rates than Nelson.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital to host Women’s Health and Maternity Fair

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, will host a Women’s Health and Maternity Fair on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will take place at Flaget Memorial Hospital, located at 4305 New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown. 

  • AGING MATTERS: Top resources for seniors, caregivers

    The most frequent question asked by older adults and family caregivers, “Where can I find help for my parents/myself about elder care concerns? Sometimes the people asking have money to pay for services and sometimes they have limited income. Either way, several websites and even brick and mortar services do exist for seniors. 

  • AGING MATTERS: Live a healthy life in the Blue Zone

    Carol Marak

    Aging Advocate, Editor


    A reader of the newsletter suggested additional tips about aging successfully. She suggested, “Why not research and look to those living amongst people of all ages? Why not talk to the 7th Day Adventists that are a blue zones of long healthy living? Check out their strategy in Loma Linda, CA; they have great insight in living a long productive and healthy life well into their 90s and 100s. It includes healthy mental capacity also.”