Today's News

  • Play it safe

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com As the weather turns warmer, children will be heading outside to play. What do you need to know about playground safety? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 200,000 playground related injuries involving children occur each year.

  • Headed outdoors?

    TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR SKIN HEALTHY: * Use a moisturizer immediately after bathing, to retain the moisture benefit * Avoid using soap, and opt instead for a gentle cleanser * Use warm water as opposed to hot water when bathing to avoid stripping oils from the skin * K

  • Bitten by the outdoor bug

    MORE INFO: For information about Lyme disease, tick bite prevention and tick removal, visit the Web site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov.

  • The silent threat

    FOR MORE INFORMATION To learn more about osteoporosis, go online to the National Osteoporosis Foundation Web site, www.nof.org.   OSTEOPOROSIS RISK FACTORS

  • Keeping the green GREEN



    HARDIN COUNTY Gardeners looking to have a green landscape using green methods have many options available to make both happen.


    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com ELIZABETHTOWN The next time you are in the emergency room, don’t be surprised to see a robot roaming the halls. You are not on the USS Enterprise; instead you have just met the latest in futuristic technology at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

  • Loosen up

    By BECCA OWSLEY bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com Nobody is debating whether stretching is good for you. “The main reason stretching is important is that it helps maintain a normal length of the soft tissues — muscles and tendons — which can minimize unhealthy stress to the joints,” said physical therapist Jim Coursey, manag

  • What is RESPA?


    The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act is a consumer protection statute, first passed in 1974 to address problems in the real estate settlement process. Problems included abusive practices that increased cost to home buyers and lack of understanding about the settlement process and its costs. It was designed to help home buyers be better shoppers in the home buying process, and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • Don't let a cluttered home trip up your health


    • Exercise regularly; exercise programs like Tai Chi that increase strength and improve balance are especially good.
    • Ask your doctor or pharmacist to review your medicines — both prescription and over-the counter — to reduce side effects and interactions.

  • Color your world


    What color is your diet? 

    If you are like most Kentuckians, beige is your color theme. We love our macaroni and cheese, French fries, fried corn, chips, white bread, cookies and fried chicken. 

    When eaten in moderation, these foods should not be a problem. The trouble is we tend to eat them in large portions and make them a mainstay of our diet while neglecting colorful, nutrient-rich foods.