All national health organizations recommend eating five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day to promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic conditions.
Fruits and veggies contribute to good health because they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and other essential nutrients. Most are low in fat and calories, high in fiber and contain no cholesterol.
When it comes to preserving a family at risk of being separated, Stephanie Harrison is ready to help.
Harrison is director of Intensive Family Preservation Services/Community Collaboration for Children in Elizabethtown. Its programs serve the eight-county Lincoln Trail District.
“We do prevent children from being taken from homes,” Harrison said.
Clients are families referred by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services that have been assessed as being at risk of being separated for any number of issues including neglect and abuse.
As the new year begins, it is a good time to focus on a skill that allows performers to let go of errors. As we look back over the past year, it is clear we all make mistakes. As we begin a new year we set new goals for ourselves in performance. A great goal is to learn the skill of letting go.
An important collegiate athletic event took place over several weekends late this fall. The University of Louisville men’s soccer team participated in the NCAA championship tournament. Unfortunately they lost the championship game by a score of 1-0 to the University of Akron.
This sporting event was important to the athletic community of Kentucky for many reasons. First, all of central Kentucky benefits when a local university succeeds. It helps every student in our area to know about the successful events connected to University of Louisville.
Editor's Note: Who is Wednesday's Woman?
She is a CEO, a minister, a mom, a grandmother, a volunteer.
Someone's daughter, someone's friend. A somebody to someone.
She has a story that's moving, or touching, or inspirational, or that just feels good.
She is special in some way, or in every way.
We want to share the stories of the very special women in this community.
What would you do if you knew you had three weeks and three days to live? See Paris? Climb a mountain? Reconcile with your family?
These are questions I could have posed to my uncle who died at the age of 59 just three weeks and three days after being diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. I don’t think anyone can be prepared for such a fate, but I know there are issues with which we must deal whenever someone we love is ill or upon their death.
Fill it with some toys, school supplies, candy, and maybe socks from a local discount store.
Now ship it to a country where children have little access to the basic needs of survival, let alone a new doll or toy car.
That’s the premise behind Operation Christmas Child, headed by Franklin Graham, evangelist Billy Graham’s son. Since 1993, more than 77 million of these boxes have been sent to 130 countries on six continents.