Hello once again, my friends. Once more I come to you from the frigid arctic plains of Kentucky. Despite all of our good intentions, we still can’t seem to escape the inevitable forces of nature. Yes, I’m being Mister Obvious and talking about how cold it is, despite the fact that no one really wants to hear that the weather is going to continue its trend for the next couple of weeks. But, I’m over it now, so I’m moving on to a topic we all love: food.
Navy Seaman Julia K. Riesenberg, daughter of Mike N. Riesenberg and Amy C. Dickerson of Warsaw, Ky., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Riesenberg completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.
Matt Adams and Tiffany Riley are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ryker Alexander Adams, born Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at 11:48 p.m. at the Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 inches long.
His big sister, Ryleigh, 5, helped welcome him home.
Maternal grandparents are Brenda and John Riley of Carrollton; great-grandparents are the late Mary and James Walker and the late Alice and Johnny Riley.
As part of Heart Month, King’s Daughters’ Health will host a free community program entitled “Be Heart Smart” from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 in the Conference Center at the hospital. A healthy lunch will be provided at no charge.
Dr. Thomas Tu, Cardiologist, will discuss heart disease, heart failure, and heart disease prevention. Participants will have time to ask questions.
For more information or to register in advance for Be Heart Smart, call (812) 801-0583.
Lt. Col. Mike Yocum was promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army in a ceremony Jan. 10, at Fort Belvoir, Va. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Force Management and Manpower Gwen DeFilippi presided over the ceremony.
Yocum was born in Carroll County and is the son of Jim and Shelby Yocum of Harrodsburg.