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  • Matthew Ridge and Tiffany Kelley-Ridge, Eminence, announced the birth of their son, Dakota Aaron Ridge, born Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Norton’s Hospital, Louisville. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Greg and Sonya Kelley, Eminence, and Dale and Susan Ridge, Louisville.

  • William and Sarah Mason, who married in 1939, (he was  21, she was almost 19) will celebrate their 76-year anniversary April 8, 2015. Both have served their community throughout the years.  
    William was the first African-American elected to the Eminence City Council. Beginning in 1970, he served for eight years. He also ran for mayor.

  • Aimee Elizabeth Louden and Walter Mason Branham were united in marriage on Friday, January 16, 2105 at Sulphur Christian Church. The Rev. Richard Mardis, pastor of Church of Christ, officiated.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children, Corey Webb and Hannah Embs. She wore a traditional princess gown of winter satin, overlayed in web netting lace with white and gold sequins. Seed pearls covered the entire bodice. The triple skirts were trimmed with five runners of sequins and pearls.

  • Editor’s note: This piece by community activist Mona Huff was originally published by the American Diabetes Association. Used with permission. Huff was one of 200 advocates from around the country convening in Washington, D.C, for the American Diabetes Association’s biannual Call to Congress March 10, and she wrote this article as a result.

    I am thankful and humbled to have been selected to attend Call to Congress.

  • By Jennifer Grove

  • As a physician it is my job to help each patient live the best quality of life possible.  
    Medications or surgical interventions help with many diseases, but these are just two ways to improve medical conditions.  
    Some of my greatest allies in improving patient outcomes are our very talented therapists.  
    The most utilized therapists are trained in speech, occupational and physical therapy.  These therapists are available to help patients in the hospital, clinic and home health settings.   

  • Dills celebrate 50 years

    Richard and Joyce Peyton Dills will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, March 27, 2015. The couple was married in Eminence on March 27, 1965.

     

    They have four children, Ernie Dills and James Dills, both of Eminence, Hazel Dills-Torres, LaGrange and Esther Simpson, Pleasureville.

  • Michael and Tina Lucas of Pleasureville, announce the engagement  and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie to Alexander Hollon, son of Michele Guerin and Patrick and Melanie Hollon.
    The wedding will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. in Pigeon Forge, Tenn with a reception to follow.

  • When you go grocery shopping, you’ve probably seen some new terms on the labels of your favorite foods.
    Our UK Nutrition Specialist Janet Mullins says that these terms are not meant to cause confusion but can help us make more informed choices about the foods you eat.
    This is a good thing, as concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase.
    Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration.

  • By Drane Stephens

    Eminence Apothecary

     

  • On Valentine’s Day we celebrate with hearts and candy, but February is also a reminder to remember your own heart health.  
    Heart month can set the stage for good heart health for life.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  
    Heart problems account for one in every four deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.  

  • Submitted
    Vickie Burgin won Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman this past weekend. Vickie was crowned queen after competing in KYB State Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 30-Febuary 1. Vickie is a Henry County resident and is involved in many community charities. Vickie’s platform was Relay for Life because she is a kidney cancer survivor. She wanted to help spread awareness and show that life can go on after fighting cancer and to never give up on your dreams. Vickie will compete June 11-14 for Ms. America Modern Woman.

  • The Affordable Care Act is in fact a far reaching program that will impact us all and it is starting with the 2014/2015 tax filing season.
    The Affordable Care Act was passed with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans.  Beginning in 2014, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals share the responsibility for health insurance coverage.  

  • The Disease by the Numbers

    Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
    Nearly 1 in 10
     That’s how many people have diabetes in the United States.
    5.4 percent
    Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
    Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.
    Double trouble

  • Many of us make going to the doctor a priority, but what about the dentist?  
    Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.  
    Good oral health can also help you prevent an array of health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labor.  
    Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body.  Normally your mouth has lots of bacteria and good oral care such as brushing and flossing can keep these bacteria under control.  

  • While visiting family over the holidays from Pittsburgh, Rose Benedict wanted to remember their reunion by taking two five-generations photos with her father and mother. In one, her father John W. Ellis joins Benedict, Benita M. Netherton, Destiney M. Cook and Tymprynce M. Neal, going oldest to youngest from the right. In the second, Benedict’s mother, Arlis M. Ellis, steps in. The Ellises live in Campbellsburg. The family got together at the Best Western in La Grange Dec. 24.