Living Wills focus
of event in April
Community Hospice is taking part in a nationwide initiative to promote living wills and advanced directives. National Healthcare Decisions Day will be April 16.
As part of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Community Hospice will host events throughout April to educate the public about living wills.
Community Hospice representatives are available to speak to any club, group, church, organization or business with details about living wills. Representatives will also have forms available for individuals to complete after their presentations.
To schedule a presentation, call Beth Taylor at (606) 329-1890 or Mandy Medinger at (740) 532-8841 or toll-free at (800) 926-6184.
Health fair centers
Sanders Brown Center on Aging will have its fifth annual Mind Matters health fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place.
The free health fair will feature hands-on activities that let you explore the incredible power of the brain and learn about the latest research advances in the areas of healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. There will be interactive workshops, information booths, and health and memory screens for older adults and their families.
This year, information will be centered on education about reducing vascular risk factors that have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, such as nutrition and physical and mental exercise. It will also include a live brain-health cooking demonstration from the chefs at Holly Hill Inn in Midway.
There will be door prizes and give-aways, and lunch and refreshements are provided. For more information, call the Sanders Brown Center on Aging at (859)-323-5550.
Underground railroad presentation slated
A presentation titled “The Underground Railroad in Burlington, Ohio” will be given at 6 p.m. Monday by Chris Saunders at Burlington Baptist Church.
The Underground Railroad, America’s first Civil Rights movement, thrived in Burlington, which was a crucial crossover point for slaves escaping to the north for freedom.
For more information about the free event, call Steve Call at (740) 550.9540 or email email@example.com.
retreat April 5 through 7
The Victorious Women annual spring retreat will be April 5 through 7 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center.
Women 13 and older are invited to attend.
Featured speaker will be Jeanette Clift George of Houston, founder and artistic director of the A.D. Players, a Houston-based Christian theater company in its 46th season.
Featured musician will be Prestonsburg resident Kelly Powers.
For more information, call (606) 571-7952. Preregistration is required by Thursday.
Benefit golf tournament will be May 28
Two Hearts Pregnancy Center will have its eighth annual golf tournament May 18 at Sandy Creek Golf Course.
Registration is 8 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost for a team of four is $250.
A $400 cash prize will be awarded to first place team with prizes for second place team, longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information, call (606) 325 7654.
Shelter of Hope plans
The Shelter of Hope will host its second annual Harley for the Homeless benefit motorcycle ride May 25, beginning with a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s with the meal served by local celebrities. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Bikes may register at the restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m.
The event has expanded to include a Hot-Rod for the Homeless car show at Oakland Avenue Baptist Church, which is where the ride will end.
For more information, call Shelter of Hope at (606) 324-6700.
Living Wills focus
- Local News
Tensions rise among city commission members
The controversy about City Manager Ben Bitter’s moving expenses revealed a division in the Ashland Board of City Commissioners.
Ambulance flips on Winchester
One minor injury was reported after a passenger car collided with an ambulance at the intersection in front of the Paramount Arts Center on Winchester Avenue around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Independent videographer Adam Black witnessed the accident and reported the ambulance was traveling south of Winchester with lights on and siren activated when it was struck in the rear quarter panel by a passenger vehicle that had a green light for the intersection and failed to yield for the emergency vehicle.
Grimes campaign comes to Lexington
A recent poll that has twice previously shown Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a slim lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has McConnell up by two points.
U.S. 60 yard sale will be Friday and Saturday
Bringing bargain shoppers from miles around, the U.S. 60 Yard Sale officially begins Friday morning in Carter County.
John Cannon: Bracing to stand on her own 2 feet: 7/30/14
My youngest granddaughter, who will turn 5 on Sept. 2, has been fitted with a pair of ankle braces to help prevent her from falling down so often.
War firearms demo set
A few of the most devastating and accurate firearms used in conflicts ranging from the Civil War to world wars will be demonstrated for an audience limited to about 40 during an upcoming event sponsored by the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society.
- Lawmaker pays tribute to late WWII veteran
Local briefs: 7/30/14
The Carter County Sheriff's Department charged an Olive Hill man Thursday with trafficking in a controlled substance in the first degree.
OLBH receives Quest Award
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital has been honored by Premier Inc. with a Quest Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit for delivering high-quality, cost-effective health care.
Grimes bus tour gets rousing sendoff
A recent poll,which has twice previously shown Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes with a slim lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, now has McConnell up by two points.
- More Local News Headlines
- Tensions rise among city commission members