Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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February 21, 2012

Local briefs: 2/22/12

RUSSELL — OLBH releases annual report

RUSSELL - The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation has published its annual report documenting the 2011 fiscal year. It shows the foundation disbursed $506,758.85 to better OLBH and the community.

The report includes information about the foundation’s philanthropic mission, including a special article spotlighting the foundation’s signature fundraiser and what the event supports.

The report includes a listing of foundation donors as well as graphical information detailing how donations were used.

The report is available at olbhfoundation.org. For more information, call (606) 833-3655.

Food Check-Out week celebrated

ASHLAND - The Boyd County Farm Bureau Federation is celebrating Food Check-Out Week through Saturday.

Key messages for the program are:

‰The bureau is helping consumers find solutions to eating healthy on a stretched budget.

‰America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to producing safe, abundant and healthy food.

Despite a recent uptick in retail food prices, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. A recent Agriculture Department report favorably supports the economics of healthier eating.

Food price data shows prices for unprepared, readily available fresh fruits and vegetables have remained stable relative to dessert and snack foods, such as chips, ice cream and soft drinks. Therefore, as defined by foods in the study, the price of a “healthier” diet has not changed compared to an “unhealthy” diet.

Learning to use grocery dollars wisely helps ensure nutrition isn’t neglected, according to the bureau. Fruits and vegetables — along with whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, beans, eggs and nuts — are an important part of a healthy diet.

Special meeting today in Grayson

GRAYSON - The Carter County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special meeting for 10 a.m. today in the courtroom.

The agenda includes hiring an attorney to represent magistrates in the recent reapportionment lawsuit.

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