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Wednesday's Woman

  • Speakers with Spark: Perspective during adversity

    By Sheila O'Mara

  • The List: Protecting kids from deadly hot vehicles

    The News-Enterprise

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health recently unveiled the elements of a national awareness campaign to help reduce child vehicular deaths caused by heat stroke. The unveiling came shortly after an incident in Louisville in which a 2-year-old died after being left in a hot car.

    Last year, the worst year on record, 49 children in the United States died from heat stroke while unattended in vehicles.

  • The Red Cross has an Angel on its shoulder

    Angel Gates is a woman who works hard and plays hard. She's a woman driven by love for her family, giving back to her community and blasting her foes on the paintball field.

    A stroke, a wheelchair, even seizures, couldn't change that.

    Gates, of Rineyville, has been volunteering in some way or another for many years. She started volunteering with a migrant education program when her oldest son started school. She started volunteering with the American Red Cross 12 years ago.

  • The List: Saving money

    By Sarah Berkshire

    sberkshire@thenewsenterprise.com

    Everyone’s trying to save a buck, it seems. And while there are endless ways to pinch pennies, there are a few things I’ve done to save big money over the years.

  • Ask the expert: Nutrition

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5, you may be eligible for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, said Roxanne O. True, M.S., L.D., R.D., Director of Nutrition Services and WIC for Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    The WIC Program was established by the United States Department of Agriculture more than 35 years ago to ensure pregnant women receive nutritious foods to promote growth and development of their babies and themselves.

  • Motherhood and More: Shedding the winter blues

    I think I might have had the winter blues. 

    With only having one car between myself and my husband at the moment, I wasn’t able to leave the house very much. I did try to take the kids outside as much as possible, but it wasn’t easy with the ridiculous amount of layers needed, and the inability to take a newborn out into the snow for very long. Everything had to be done around the littlest one’s schedule. And so we spent far too many hours inside staring out the window.

  • Jenny Oldham continues 'good work' of others

    A DISCOVERY OF FACTS ON JENNY OLDHAM:

    Family: Husband, Dennis; daughters, Emma and Wesleigh; stepdaughters, Katye, Alecia and Heather.

    Favorite book: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

    Favorite music: An eclectic mix.

    Favorite TV show: News programming.

    Favorite movie: “I love all movies.”

    Pets: Cows; horses; Rusty, a black lab/Great Pyrenees mix; two cats, Jackson and Tucker.

  • May 18: The List

    The News-Enterprise

    Spring has brought many homeowners unwanted houseguests — the creepy, crawly variety. Here are some facts and tips to keep your home free of pests.

  • Ask the expert: Home organization

    My favorite part of the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra is reuse. I feel clever and creative when I find new ways to use containers that hold the food and other items I buy at my grocery store. I also feel a little resourceful because I am not spending money on plastic containers from the home organization aisle. In my efforts to go green and save some dough, I have run across some very useful container repurposing ideas that will help you be a proud reuser.

  • Life or Something Like It

    May marks the month of graduations — from high school, from college, and even from kindergarten.

    I went to the one for Elizabethtown Community and Technical College last week and was reminded of the pomp and ceremony that mark every one of them.