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Wednesday's Woman

  • Ask the Nutrition Expert: Smart summer foods

    By Clarissa Pape

    For Wednesday's Woman
     

    Summer foods are here. And that doesn’t include hot dogs, which become a regular summer lunch because 20 seconds in the microwave is all it takes. Instead of mystery meat encased in phosphates and who knows what else, try stocking the fridge with a few ready-to-eat healthy options.

    With about 20 to 30 minutes of prep time, you can be prepared with quick and easy healthy foods for the whole week with these summer staples.

  • Christa Smith's art and home reflect older times

    Christa Smith’s art is a link to her heritage.

    Originally from Germany, she creates Bavarian folk art boxes using Bauernmalerei, a type of folk painting.

    She said her route to Elizabethtown was like many in the area. She married a military man who was eventually stationed at Fort Knox. After 30 years of military service, he retired in Elizabethtown.

  • The List: Things that are good to know about CFLs

    As homeowners and governments alike look for more ways to trim energy consumption, compact fluorescent lamps are getting attention. Here are some facts to know.
     

  • Elaine Geer, the unofficial mayor of Rineyville

    There’s one thing you can know for sure about Elaine Geer. She loves Rineyville.

    She was born and raised in Rineyville and is a 1975 graduate of North Hardin High School. Her roots in the town run deep. Her late father, Tom Wiseman, famous for his burgoo, lived there most of his life and her grandmother taught piano at the elementary school.

    “I just wish everyone could experience Rineyville in the 1960s,” Geer said. “It was a great place to raise children and it still is today.”

  • Life or Something Like It: Summer foods

    One of the best things about summer is eating.

    At farmers markets, in grocery stores and in our own gardens, there are piles of big-leafed Swiss chard, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers and lots and lots of zucchini.

    And summer will really start, of course, when we pick the first ripe tomato from the garden or the pots on the porch (and if you’ve already done that, I’m envious).

  • The List: Get financially prepared before a crisis

    THE NEWS-ENTERPRISE

    In the wake of fire, flood or any disaster, many people can find themselves financially lost.

    “Unfortunately, the consequences of not having your information stored in a safe place prior to a disaster could cost you time and money,” said Leanna Milby, a financial counselor with Apprisen Financial Advocates and Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Elizabethtown.

    There’s too much to think about during a time of crisis, and the following steps can help.

  • Ask the Expert: The Neat Freak

    Amy Keeling Walton

    The Neat Freak

    www.theneatfreakonline.com

    502-460-1200

  • Kelly Emerine manages her time in a busy life

    As a business owner, mom and philanthropist, Kelly Emerine stays pretty busy and busy is how she likes it.

    “I’m happy when I’m busy,” she said.

    The 32-year-old grew up in Elizabethtown and graduated from Elizabethtown High School. She went to the University of Kentucky and earned a degree in English education. When she was a child, she was constantly changing what she wanted to do when she grew up. The president, a teacher, a professor — it was all on the list.

  • Art of Performance: Commitment to a goal makes a champion

    Goal setting is a powerful performance tool. It helps people stay on target for the things they want to accomplish. Goal setting helps people set higher goals, which push them to work harder and prioritize their energy for the attainment of the goals.

    However, some goal setting can be just a paper exercise that someone has mandated. It might be at the new year or a boss might strongly suggest the types of goals employees should achieve during the upcoming year.

  • The List: Seasonal scam advice from the BBB

    The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of several seasonal scams. Whether you or your loved ones are vacationing or working a summer job, here’s a list of scenarios that warrant caution, according to the bureau.