I often find myself drifting into deep thought as I listen to people talk about how many doctors they have and the number of prescription medications they are taking. Electronic medical records in theory will allow healthcare providers to view all the medications you have been prescribed, who prescribed them, and where and when you had them filled. My question is—do we want to relinquish our right to privacy to this degree? Relationships with a healthcare provider is privileged and private and patients should decide who has access to their records and when. In the coming months I will write an entire segment on electronic medical records and how government mandates will affect healthcare providers as well as patients.
Heath Ledgers performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight brought the Joker to a new level. His dedication and interpretation of the character was Continue reading Doctor, Doctor→
Appalachia Mission of Hope has opened a new “50 Cent” Store in Berea, KY to help the community. We currently have a “50 Cent Store” located in Jackson county that serves all the surrounding counties. We have been able to help thousands of people with not only the basic neccessities of clothing, shoes, household items and furniture-but also assist in back to school supplies, Easter baskets, Thanksgiving boxes, Christmas gifts and many gifts with our County Wide Baby Shower.
Just the other day while watching television I heard a man describing a trip to the grocery store with his three year old son. Upon approaching the store, he observed that attempting to allow his little boy to “make” the door open by stepping in front of it was ineffective. You see, he was too short for the sensor to recognize him and open the door for him.
I awoke this morning with this thought on my mind and how this relates to the children in drug homes and in the court system. We often speak about children who “fall through the cracks”. We must realize that we are the ones that are the professionals who enable the loopholes and cracks through which children fall. The best way to protect children is to investigate any situation from the perspective that they will be Continue reading Under the Radar→
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John Evans Bobbitt, 58, husband of Brenda Martin Bobbitt of Bay Colony Drive, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on Saturday July 9, 2011 at Lake Cumberland. John was a native of Somerset, KY, a surveyor for the state of Kentucky for 31 years, after his retirement he worked as a surveyor for Becthel Parsons Construction Company and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Other than his wife Brenda, he is survived by 2 sons Josh Bobbitt of Mississippi and Justin (Jacqueline) Bobbitt of North Carolina, a sister Ginny Bobbitt of Bowling Green, KY, one granddaughter Annabelle Bobbitt, mother- Continue reading Obituaries July 4 to July 11→
RICHMOND — Judith Faye Agee Woodward, 64, of Dixie Plaza, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2011, in her home.
Mrs. Woodward was born in Madison County on September 8, 1946, to Gilbert and Dolly Warren Agee. She had worked for Wal-Mart and was of the Pentecostal faith. Her favorite pasttime was working puzzles.
Survivors include her son: James Johns (Kristy) of Richmond, her daughter: Emily Johnson (fiancé, David Harrison) of Richmond, her brother: Clarence “Tidy” Agee (Shelia); two sisters: Patsy Shouse (James) and Emily Berryman; five grandchildren: Ashley Thompson (James), James Johns, Brittany Johnson, Tiffany Johnson and Trevor Johnson; brother-in-law: Continue reading Obituaries July 4 to July 11 (continued 2)→
Nestled in the rolling hills of Berea, KY at historic Indian Fort Theatre is the home of the Berea Craft Festival. This is the 30th year for the juried artist festival, in which each year brings more visitors. This year there were over 120 exhibitors from 20 states in attendance, providing numerous educational demonstrations including pottery, beading, blacksmithing, broom making, hammock weaving, plant and vegetable dyeing, and harps and dulcimers. Exhibitors lined the path and were strategically placed among the woods of Indian Fort Theatre for easy access. The festival expects 8,000 to Continue reading Berea Craft Festival 2011→
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center is very proud to welcome country music super group Restless Heart to the New Barn Theater on Saturday, July 16th for one show only at 7:00pm! This will mark Restless Hearts only 2011 Kentucky appearance as they travel on their 25th Anniversary Tour with all five original band members!
The harmonies are pure silver, polished to a high sheen. And, as easily as silver conducts electricity, their music has electrified audiences around the world. Legendary country music group, Restless Heart, is celebrating over 25 years of perfecting the art of entertaining.
Restless Heart came together in late 1983 as the by-product of a project by famed writer/producer Tim Dubois. He soon brought to the team fellow Oklahoman Scott Hendricks to co-produce and engineer the recording project, which quickly lead to a record deal. Restless Heart signed a recording contract with RCA Records in 1984.
With the release of their first album in 1985, the vocal style of Restless Heart became instantly identifiable – an intertwining five part harmony led by Larry Stewart, with Dave Innis on keyboards, Greg Jennings on lead guitar, Paul Gregg on bass and drummer, John Dittrich. They brought a new, Continue reading Restless Heart Celebrates 25 Years in Renfro Valley→
Madison County EMA/CSEPP reminds residents of the following home safety tips for outdoor grilling:
According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn””t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:
Designate the grilling area a “No Play Zone” keeping kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.
Before using, position your grill at least 10 feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes. Always stay by the grill when cooking.
Only use starter fluid made for barbecue grills when starting a fire in a charcoal grill.
Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure it is working properly and not leaking. Continue reading GRILLING SAFETY→
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Richmond, Ky. (June 29, 2011) Madison County EMA/CSEPP reminds residents to take precautions during summer days of extreme heat.
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.
Conditions that can induce heat-related illnesses include stagnant atmospheric conditions and poor air quality. Consequently, people living in Continue reading EXTREME HEAT SAFETY TIPS→
Louisville, KY (July 5, 2011) – The latest Marketbasket Survey, conducted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation in June 2011, indicates that average retail food prices in supermarkets across the state increased 2.2 percent during the second quarter of the year. This increase in price tally establishes a new high for the four-decade-old survey.
Brian E. McDonald, age 50, formerly of Seattle, Washington, died Friday July 1st in a car accident in Berea, KY. Brian was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Barbara McDonald and the late Edward L. McDonald.
An avid fisherman and hiker, Brian moved to Berea in 2005. Brian received his Bachelors Degree in science in 1984 and his Masters Degree in environmental health in 1986 from the University of Washington. He specialized in environmental science, toxicology, and industrial hygiene and safety. Upon graduation, Brian worked as an industrial hygienist and graduate lecturer for the University of Washington, and he was an environmental safety analyst for the Boeing Company in Seattle.
Bikers throughout the area attended the American Legion Riders Bike Night held at the Richmond Mall on Thursday. The American Legion Post 12, American Legion Riders, and the Sons of American Legion meet every Thursday at the entrance of the Richmond Mall near Gilliums in Richmond. The organization invites everyone to their event where you can socialize, win prizes and enjoy the music. “You dont have to be a part of the organization to attend, we welcome everyone.” says Vice President, Everett King. The American Legion Riders is a new bike group that formed several months ago with the goal to bring others with the same interest to the organization. You will find them busy donating their time and money to other Charitable Continue reading American Legion Riders Bike Night→