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Today's Features

  • This year, one of the University of Louisville’s own was recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

    Sara Robertson, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., F.N.P.-C., UofL School of Nursing assistant professor, received the association’s Advocate State Award for Excellence, given annually to a person in each state who has made a significant contribution toward increasing the awareness and recognition of nurse practitioners. Robertson, a family nurse practitioner, received the award on June 21 during the association’s annual conference in Indianapolis.

  • About five years ago, I started attending an addiction support group for family members and friends.

    Although I didn’t have an addiction to a substance, I quickly discovered I did have an addiction to my “qualifier,” the person who is the reason I was there.

    Each week at this meeting, we’d sit around a table, and in front of us were stand-up cards with various slogans written on them such as “One day at a time” and “Easy does it.”

  • LOUISVILLE – Two recent high school graduates from Trimble County are recipients of scholarships from Trimble County Farm Bureau. In partnership with the County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded more than $460,000 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

  • I’ve finally come to turns with the fact that there is positively no situation in which I won’t collide, trip, stumble over or sideswipe while attempting to navigate. My acceptance of this situation has completely changed my attitude toward my stupendous degree of ungainliness. I’ve spent many, many hours forcibly laughing my way through yet another disaster.

  • When the summer heat is making you sweat, hitting the pool is a great way to keep the family cool. While swimming is a ton of fun and a great activity for the whole family, it could prove to be dangerous, even deadly.

  • Barry and Jan Alsup Joyce celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 5. They were married in Milton at the Milton Baptist Church. They have been blessed with three children: Gretchen (Jon ) Mansfield, Matthew (Kimberly) Joyce, and Christopher (Angela) Joyce. They are the proud grandparents of 6 grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Ethan, Jackson, William, Braxton and Beckham.

  • Are you listening to all the white noise out there?

  • Like a scene from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” the congregation of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Wises Landing went in convoy down to the Ohio River where they prayed and sang and witnessed the baptism of five new followers of Christ.

    On a beautiful Sunday morning following the worship service, Pastor Gregg Fisher and Deacon JR Sparkman baptized each one in the water.

    Afterwards each one received a certificate with the date recorded. 

  • This has been a crazy week and my thoughts have been scattered.

    So, here’s a scattering of things I’m thinking about this week:

    * In 2016, New York magazine ran an article on the science of disappointment. Apparently, when we have certain expectations for something good to happen, the anticipation causes our brain to produce dopamine, a feel-good hormone. And if that good thing happens, we get an extra dose of dopamine.

    But if that good thing doesn’t happen, our dopamine levels plummet.

  • Mosquitos can ruin outdoor activities in the warmer months. It may seem like a never-ending battle when you’re fighting to control the pesky insects. With mosquito-borne diseases becoming more prevalent, it’s even more important to know how to take control of these pests around your home. Learning to do a few simple things could help protect you from more than the itchiness of a mosquito bite.